Install directly to HDD from iso on HDD/USB, with out burning cd
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Thanks u so much,
Must say that was very ................................ educational. Actually i had tried copying the contents of the CD iso image (i.e. without using rawwrite). After copying all the contents (files and folders) of CD to USB. I created a boot floppy just like u said. Though when the system finally booted it entered DSL but kind of crashed when it couldn't find some files and folders.
What i assume here is that instead of the file-folder copy technique we should directly transfer the raw image of the cd-iso file onto hdd or usb drive using 'dd' or something similar.
I have posted a similar thread recently in this same forum. From here on lets discuss things there...:-)
today's my very first attempt at putting linux on an old pc i have...
i have xp installed, so i can move files to/from my main pc, partition magic so i can make the partitions i need for linux, and 7-zip so i can work with compression... I dont have a burner on either machines, and i dont know what anyone's talking about when the linux terminology is used...
my main goal in this whole thing is to offload some cpu-intensive apps to the linux pc, and have it feed the xp one... maybe later once i have an idea how to use linux ill switch entirely..but for now i want to run norton auto-protect on the linux machine, and have it feed clean traffic to the xp machine. I also want to run shareaza via remote and have it share over the network. i figure this will save a ton of cpu on the xp machine....
so could someone explain how to get dsl installed? im knowlegeable enough in windows to get just about anything resolved, and itd be cool if someone could tell me what the linux terminology is comparable to in windows, it'll help me figure out what i have to do in linux..
so far I've got xp installed on a fat32, and i can create the linux & the swapspace, but then what?