I'm sure you would have mentioned if you had one, but have you thought of just bringing/buying a dirt cheap SD card and a card reader? Can just pop in your DVD, copy the files you want onto the SD card, and use them in the reader immediately after. No more OS concerns.
EDIT: Oops. Saw wolfy there had suggested something similar!
Last edited by anathema; 09-12-2007 at 08:10 PM.