The Muramasa CV-50 will happily boot from a CD-ROM/DVD drive attached to the USB port. The BIOS of the CV-50 is in English, you will need change the BIOS settings so that the CV-50 will boot from the USB CD-ROM/DVD in preference to the hard-drive.
You might also want to adjust the backlight control (Fn-F6/F7) from the Bios, under Advanced -- Backlight Control. I changed the setting to `Legacy', this works well from within SuSE linux. Fn-F1 turns the internal Wifi on and off without further modification. I found that Fn-F11 turns the LCD screen on and off, and Fn-F12 sends a `pause' signal to SuSE. What Fn-F12 or the power button does depends on how SuSE, in particular the `powersave' module, is configured.
Installation of SuSE 9.1 is fairly automatic.
The correct keyboard layout is `Japanese'. Unfortunately, after installing KDE 3.4 and Xorg 6.8.x the `Windows' key does not bring up the KDE menu. Look in the `Inbuild Hardware' section.
Unfortunately, the default monitor settings are all wrong (see )...if this is set wrong, the `login' screen will be completely corrupted.