[root@phenom14 i386-redhat># dd if=stage1 of=/dev/sdb bs=512 count=1
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes (512 B) copied, 0.00598108 s, 85.6 kB/s
[root@phenom14 i386-redhat># dd if=stage2 of=/dev/sdb bs=512 seek=1
239+1 records in
239+1 records out
122776 bytes (123 kB) copied, 0.0163128 s, 7.5 MB/s
Install the drive into the old laptop and boot. I see
Now I've got to see what my son wants to do with this thing. He's mentioned the Chrome OS but that hasn't been released to the public yet, as far as I can tell, unless you want source, an installed Linux system and a lot of patience.
Off to play with something else for the time being.