I need to check to see if a MacBook Pro works which does not have a hard drive. This is a local private sale of a Macbook without a hard drive. Seller claims everything else works.

What can I use as a boot USB image to verify everything works? I'll only have a few minutes to check it out when I meet with the seller and won't have time to install a new hard drive etc before buying. Is there a diagnostic utility that can check hardware? Should I try loading a Live Linux distro (Not sure if that will work!)

Before someone mentions in comments, yes I already checked the serial number to make sure it's clean. It's a 2009 MacBook Pro.

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