|That is correct. You may be able to use 1394 for one and USB for the other.|
The only other thing would be if you could find a PC card with TWO 1394 ports on it. I have no idea if such a card exists.
This brings me to the point I expound on all the time to those that will listen. Laptops are not replacements for Desktops. You are trying to do more with your laptop than it was designed to do.
Salespeople love to sell laptops. That doesn't make them good choices for everyone.