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Old 12-21-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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Loopback Device

It seems that my dvd burner has went out on me, not working. I've read that you can install an ISO from the loopback device.

What I'm wondering is how to start the install from the loopback device? Any links or suggetions?

I don't have a floppy drive either. Once I get the netinst installed I can update it online.

Old 12-22-2006, 01:00 PM   #2
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Well, you can try this command:
/path/to/iso /mount/point/ -t iso9660 -o ro, -o loop

Then you can access the iso as any other folder.
Old 12-24-2006, 06:39 PM   #3
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I understand how to access the iso, but I don't understand how to begin the installation from it!
Old 12-25-2006, 12:48 AM   #4
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I dont think you can. You can however, download an installer kernel and initrd and add it to your menu.lst and boot from that to start the install. If you only have windows you can also do it from there, but its a bit more difficult.


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