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Old 01-15-2010, 06:19 AM   #1
sinu_nayak2001
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installing any linux distribution from within windows


Hi All,

I have a PC with Windows installed.
I have a usb pen drive.
I am able to use that pen drive on Windows.
I have no "boot from USB" option on my bios.

Is there any linux distribution available,
whose iso image can be downloaded and saved in pen drive,
and open the pen drive from inside windows,
and start installing linux distribution to my PC from there?

This means I want to install linux without using a bootable device.Is there any way exist?

Here I want to know if any linux distribution with such facility is available so that I can load it on my PC without any bootable device.

Thanks and regards.

Sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak
 
Old 01-15-2010, 06:28 AM   #2
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Yes, there are ways of doing this.

An example is wubi, which will install Ubuntu using a Windows executable (either via the internet, or from a previously downloaded iso file).
 
  


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