Is it possible to set up from scratch a Linux server (Ubuntu as I'm more comfortable with that) on laptop that has no keyboard, display, ethernet, or usb ports (all damaged) - without any hardware fixing / replacement. It currently has a working Windows 7 installed apparently, but I'm not sure if that info is useful.
The idea is to access it through SSH on wifi once it is set up. I got this machine from a friend who was going to throw it away, and I'd like to make use of it, with as minimum cost as possible. I was thinking along the lines of pre-configured ISO to set everything up, but I'm not sure where to start!
How can I do this if possible?
What are some problems that could come up because of these limitations that I should be aware of?
Note - I'm not picky about the OS as I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. Probably at least a test web server + git remote + print server. Any suggestions welcome!
- CD Drive should also be working.