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Old 11-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #1
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Installing Linux from hard drive using Windows 7


I'm trying to install linux on my Asus Eee 1005PX computer, it has no cd-rom so i'm installing from my hard drive and it came with Windows 7 Starter. (I just got it today)

The problem is I can't find the boot.ini since they have replaced it with BCDEDIT and I'm using this "guide" to install.

http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08...ctly-from.html

I'm stuck at nr 6. Open boot.ini and add this line in the end.

C:\grldr=”Start GRUB”

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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You can install Linux from USB, I think that is the easiest way. Try Unetbootin for this.
 
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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I'd also recommend the unetbootin option. That tutorial isn't meant for Windows 7.

If you have a USB drive (which most people should have) it's quite simple.
 
Old 11-13-2010, 03:31 PM   #4
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thanks i'm gonna try unetbootin. i just have to backup all the crap that was on it and change it from fat32 to ntfs. i'll post again tomorrow and tell you how it went.
 
Old 11-13-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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installing linux from hd

I'm not sure about the capabilities of unetbootin, not used it. I might be inclined to use a usb external cd/dvd machine and boot Gparted from that and shrink the windows 7 hard drive with that and then install from the cd machine in the free space, although the bootloader might need tweaking. Alternatively clone your drive to another, so save the Windows which you have paid for and wipe the original, then do a clean install of linux on the original using either a cd mechine or a usb drive.

Fred.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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See www.pendrivelinux.com for many ways to make a flash drive.

Some people like wubi. It may be an easy way to try linux. Mint and ununtu's have wubi and maybe many others could be used.
 
  


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