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Old 12-29-2005, 11:43 AM   #1
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Is it possible to run the installer on a live system?

I would like to know if there is a way to run the Fedora installer from a live system, to install a distribution to an unmounted disk. In some cases, like no working floppy/CD, it would be easier to simply install the OS using a different host computer rather than working out how to get the installer running on the target system. Unlike some brain-dead OSes, Linux is quite tolerant of hardware changes, so it is not that critical to use the target hardware to get a working OS.

The other reason to do a 'proxy host machine' install is that you could set up OS disk images for something like VMWare, or set up a Knoppix-style version of Fedora -- which is one reason I'm interested.
Old 12-30-2005, 10:22 AM   #2
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AFAIK, you could probably use QEMU and the install .iso, like you would with a live-cd



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