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Old 06-22-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
jacobmj
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copy installation CDs to hard disk


Hello

I have installed a Red Hat EL using CDs. And now I would like to copy the CDs to the hard drive and use it as the installation source.

Is this possible and how is it done?

Thanks for your reply.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 10:29 AM   #2
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To install them into the hard,
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
cp -ar /mnt /<destination-directory>

To make them installation source. I suggest to put them /var/ftp/pub and use ftp as installation method.

Regards
Mhm
 
Old 06-22-2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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It needs a bit of skill to installed an iso image recorded in a hard disk.

This thread proves successful and is exactly what I have been doing with my new Suse 10.3, without burning into CD first.

The skill needed is to convert isolinux, which is the boot loader for CDs (majority), into Grub is used to boots from a hard disk.

Also some installer may insist on obtaining the files from a CD drive and thus the method is not always successful. I would say more than half of the iso I have tried can be booted from a hard disk, especially the Debian family like Ubuntu, Knoppix etc.
 
  


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