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Old 06-09-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Create a bootable partition from ISO?


Hello,

I'm using Fedora right now and I want to make a bootable partition from an ISO image I have on the hard drive. I want to be able to create the partition, then boot from it to install a new operating system over the existing Fedora partition. How can I do this? Thank you.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/une...i/installmodes
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ap-4175465295/
 
Old 06-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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I haven't tried either option mentioned above so don't know how well they work. The one question I have for you is, do you have another Linux OS installed or a bootable Linux Live CD/flash drive? If you boot the Fedora from one partition and install it over the current Fedora installation and there is a problem with the install, your machine would be unbootable. I'm not sure Fedora can be booted from an iso file directly by Grub2 although some other distributions can. I haven't tested the last few versions of Fedora so maybe they have that capacity now.

You could also extract the iso to a directory on a separate partition and put an entry in your Grub/Grub2 boot menu to boot it. If something goes wrong with the install while you are installing over your current Fedora, you will have the same problem if you don't have any other system installed or a LiveCD.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Debootstrap works but the OP needs free space on drive.
AS far as unetbootin if there's no room on drive the OP would need to have distro that loads to ram. net-install iso's work for that
 
Old 06-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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Why the round about way of installing this?
 
  


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