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Old 09-17-2009, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question Install linux fully from windows


I've tried a lot of distro's and it seems my cd drive is faulty, because of this, most live cd's complain with "I/O error on sr0 or hdc" and go weird or drop me into a shell, so i need a way to install fedora FULLY ONTO A PARTITION from windows, and It can't use the network to install, my card requires some work to get it to work under fedora, and the only tutorial i found required me to install via network
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:54 AM   #2
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A couple of other options to the solution you're trying to achieve would seem to be:

Replace the faulty drive. Even with a 2nd hand one.

Will your computer boot from USB? If so, Unetbootin...
 
Old 09-17-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
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I don't really have much money to replace the faulty drive right now, and for Unetbootin I only have a 64mb slightly messed up flash drive that doesn't contain my stuff to use
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:20 AM   #4
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compgenius999,

i get you cd-drive "faulty", can you post here any cd related error message to the effect? you have not posted us what is your hardware specification. well, if i assume that it is not really recent, what about trying to run or install an older distro version? just a try.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:30 AM   #5
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With knoppix, it gives errors saying it can't find the knoppix file system and drops me into a shell, GPARTED gives me errors about hdc sectors, and fedora and ubuntu give "buffer I/O error on device sr0 logical block xxx"

My computer specs:
512mb ram
20gb hdrive with 4gb free
MSI CD Drive 52x max
AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1.47ghz but damaged so AMD Duron 800mhz

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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there has to be some option... come on, anybody?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:02 PM   #7
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Have you considered trying Debian?
Here's a link for the Debian Windows installer:

http://goodbye-microsoft.com/

I'd recommend having a look at the how-to video first,to get an idea of how it works.

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:52 PM   #8
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I was going to use debian, but debian failed with the cd, it booted, but when it came to the partitioning, it complained saying there wasn't enough space >.>
 
Old 09-17-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
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Sorry, wrong thread, please ignore.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:01 PM   #10
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Have you created a partition to install to?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:07 PM   #11
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the_trooper, well I tried to get gparted working, It told me to run chkdsk /f, I did, now gparted fails with the hdc sector errors due to the retarded cd drive
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #12
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Did you look at the link i posted?.
I haven't tried it myself but i believe that the Windows Debian installer will take care of resizing the Windows partition for you.
If you click on the How does it work? link it shows you how to install from Windows.
I think the installer sets up a dual-boot system.
Have a look to be sure.
 
Old 09-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #13
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Hey, I tried to install debian off of the disk, it already told me there isn't enough space for it, I've seen the debian windows installer before
 
Old 09-17-2009, 03:11 PM   #14
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Maybe try Myrinix's windows installer?
http://myrinix.com/www/

says it can do it without resizing?
its Russian but it's debian too
And, maybe you can use their windows installer on debian?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 03:41 PM   #15
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linus72, It requires me to burn it to a disc to use the windows installer, I've wasted enough disc's, and I am not going to installing daemon tools or alcohol 52% on it...
 
  


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