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Old 08-25-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Looking for way to install Fedora.iso from hard drive


Burner is broken. Have 15 gig partition-sda1-ext3 set up elsewhere and Fedora.iso in Ubuntu partition-sda2. Building things from source in Ubuntu is just a real mess. Tried to build cutting edge LMMS, then found that Ubuntu's cmake is obsolete and it won't let me build that manually either. You're either best off doing everything yourself or letting it do it all for you, it seems, but then you run into limitations of the distro.

I am getting the impression that Fedora is more geared towards source builds. I have been talking to an LMMS guru who uses Fedora, so I thought that Fedora would be the best distro to use to install LMMS.

Any pointers on how to run this live .iso off of sda2 and install it to empty sda1?

http://mirrors.ptd.net/fedora/linux/...-i686-Live.iso

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Old 08-25-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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That's pretty bizarre, I had to do the same thing once for a Mandrake install. For some reason, I had made a small partition and stuck the .iso there "just in case". Well, it's a good thing I did, but I had a boot diskette too and somewhere on it was a utility to install the whole thing again from the .iso file. I can't remember now exactly what I used, but I think it was fairly simple once I finally found it. If you have a floppy drive and some diskettes with any Linux install, you might find something that works to at least open the .iso and enable you to run the setup program. Other, more seasoned gurus may know a lot more about it than I do, so stay tuned..
 
Old 08-25-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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I've got an older Knoppix cd that I can read from. Not sure if it has anything that would enable me to open this .iso on disk.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 03:58 AM   #4
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Have you got a usb stick? You could mount the installer .iso in a temp directory, copy the boot image off, then make the usb bootable with the boot image contents. Then boot off the usb, type linux askmethod at the installer prompt, then select hard drive as the location of the iso. Enter the partition you have the iso on, then the installer should begin.

So steps would be:
1. Mount the installer .iso to temp dir:
Code:
mkdir /mnt/tmp
mount -ro loop /pathto/fedora-i686-Live.iso /mnt/tmp
2. Create a bootable usb stick:
Code:
#Assuming your usb stick is /dev/sdc
dd if=/mnt/tmp/images/diskboot.img of=/dev/sdc
3. Boot from usb, then type at the boot prompt:
Code:
linux askmethod
4. Select Hard drive from the installer locations.

Last edited by Tim356; 08-26-2008 at 03:59 AM.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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Ah, now it's coming back some. I remember creating the partitions for linux again, then mounting the .iso on one of them and using that to reinstall. It treated it just like any CD and installed just great!
 
  


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