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Old 02-26-2007, 05:40 PM   #1
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Installing an ISO (Such as DSL) with no usb/cd drive


Hi all.

I have searched the forums and google to no avail, (difficult considering the search terms)

I have an old pc which i managed to force simplyMepis on some time ago. SM is too much for it to use really, and I was hoping to get a smaller distro on there. I've looked and am keen to experiment with DSL.

The problem is I don't have a working CD Drive in the machine, nor access to a usb pen (nor a floppy for that matter!). I have the iso on my mepis box but what can i do now to install it? (I'm expecting the answer to be nothing, but I can hope...)

If anyone knows of a method/any other distros I might try that I could install, I'd appreciate it.

Many thanks!

Mitch.

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Old 02-27-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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You might be able to use the new GRUB2 (still, I think, "alpha," and only available in source) to boot from an ISO image. Here's a link to the project description. According to the current status WiKi, it does support ufs file systems, but it's not clear to me (and I haven't looked at the code) if it only supports ufs on a physical drive or if you can point it to an ISO image file.
 
Old 02-27-2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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You might be able to use the new GRUB2 (still, I think, "alpha," and only available in source) to boot from an ISO image. Here's a link to the project description. According to the current status WiKi, it does support ufs file systems, but it's not clear to me (and I haven't looked at the code) if it only supports ufs on a physical drive or if you can point it to an ISO image file.
Thank you - I will look into it tonight and get back to the forum if(/when!) successful.
 
Old 02-28-2007, 05:15 AM   #4
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