I don't have any prehistoric mini-USB cable and nor can I find one in nearby stores. The board doesn't come with one either. Can I still use my Nucleo board? How?
I should add that I have a STLink V2 programmer. Can I use that to directly program the Nucleo board?
Edit: It worked using the answer below. I'm adding this in case anyone else tries to do this: it works for me ONLY when I connect BOTH the 3.3V and 5V properly. Otherwise, the GPIO logic levels are messed up and no peripherals work. Sometimes the board itself refuses to be programmed as well.