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Old 08-09-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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net install just with mounting ISO possible?


i'm interested in using the network installation method to upgrade my RH9 system to Debian. I can download the bare essentials CD iso and start the installation just mounting the ISO image or do i need to boot it (and hence the physical CD recording becomes necessary)?
Old 08-09-2005, 03:55 PM   #2
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I don't think this is possible, but if you want to install debian from an existing system you should check the debootstrap util. A number of guides can be found on the net, this one for example
P.S. if you have physicall access to that system you can also boot off floppies to perform a netinstall

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Old 08-10-2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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There are also 'hdmedia' images, which I assume doesn't need to written to CDs/DVDs
But the floppyinstall is the neatest way ever of installing an OS, three-four small disks will get you surfing the internet (text-mode of course) and you can install the full OS after that.

"Three small disks to bind them all..."


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