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TK_AK 11-16-2010 09:59 PM

Is it possible to install CentOS without burning it, under windows 7 ?
 
Hello everyone !

I need to learn a few things about CentOS so I decided to install it on my laptop, Windows 7 is already installed on it and there is no CD/DVD drive so I though that I could just create a new partition and mount the CentOS image and install it ... but I don't even see an .exe file so I guess this is not the right way to do it :D

(Yeah I'm a complete Linux noob, I know that CentOS is not the most user friendly OS but it's really the one I need to learn)

So what you should I do to install it this way ? (if it is really possible)

jefro 11-16-2010 10:15 PM

I think I'd start by looking at Virtual Machine Applications. They would allow you to easily test any number of OS's in a very safe and fast way.

I suggest VMplayer. While it is not an OSS product it is free for personal use but there are others that do similar if not same or better.

To answer your question, yes there are ways but since you are a newbie, you may wish to start out with the most safe and easy ways.

I'd say these ways are basically tied for a newbie to try. Live CD/DVD's, Live USB installs, and Virtual Machines.


See pendrivelinux.com for how to's on the flash drives.

In any case consider having the recovery media for your laptop before you try any other method and a current backup of your data.

TK_AK 11-16-2010 10:26 PM

Thanks for your answer, I had forgotten about installing it with an usb device, I will look into pendrivelinux !

coralfang 11-17-2010 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by TK_AK (Post 4161393)
Thanks for your answer, I had forgotten about installing it with an usb device, I will look into pendrivelinux !

Another good one to look at is unetbootin: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
It has a very easy to use interface and can optionally download the distribution you select. So if your up for test driving a few different ones you might like unetbootin. ;)

ferris_bewley 11-17-2010 01:39 AM

yes. download and install PowerISO and then mount the CentOS file and install from that... very easy. you can get it from thepiratebay.org

TobiSGD 11-17-2010 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ferris_bewley (Post 4161557)
yes. download and install PowerISO and then mount the CentOS file and install from that... very easy. you can get it from thepiratebay.org

Using piratebay.org to download PowerISO it is very likely that you will get a pirated registered copy, so this is a bad recommendation. If you want to use it then please download the trial version from their website and/or buy it.

TK_AK 11-18-2010 04:04 AM

Hello again everyone,

I manage to install CentOS using the LiveCD version (what's the difference with the DVD version ? On dedicated servers usually which one is installed ?) on a CF card, I can boot it that's cool, but I only can read CF cards on my desktop computer and not on my Laptop.

But I thought that maybe I could burn CentOS and install it on a USB connected HDD and then I'll connect this USB drive on my laptop.


Can you confirm that I can install centOS on a USB HDD before I burn a DVD ?

ferris_bewley 11-18-2010 11:02 AM

TPB
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4161678)
Using piratebay.org to download PowerISO it is very likely that you will get a pirated registered copy, so this is a bad recommendation. If you want to use it then please download the trial version from their website and/or buy it.

There are a lot of cracked applications there but PowerISO when installed is only a trial version. It is a full, unlimited version of PowerISO. It is a very fast download from the pirate bay through bit torrent. Buy software if it is for sale and if you want most of you software for free use Linux.

TobiSGD 11-18-2010 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferris_bewley (Post 4163272)
There are a lot of cracked applications there but PowerISO when installed is only a trial version. It is a full, unlimited version of PowerISO. It is a very fast download from the pirate bay through bit torrent. Buy software if it is for sale and if you want most of you software for free use Linux.

From the PowerISO website:
Quote:

After registration, you can: ....
Remove the startup dialogue box and the 300MB limitation.
....
So if you downloaded a unlimited version from piratebay I would assume that it is a pirated copy.

jefro 11-18-2010 02:56 PM

RAnt ahead!

Should this site promote stolen and illegal software? No, it shouldn't. An honest person has plenty of choices to do what the OP wants. Consider being a good citizen and better tech instead of a common thief.

Gaurav_sharma 04-11-2012 01:17 PM

How to make possible CentOS in WIndows7
 
Dear Friends!!!!!!
Today i experience one good thing that you can have MULTIPLE OS in one OS. It is possible only through VMware Player in which you can mount your centos dvd directly through DVD writer. First of all you have to create one partition of how much space you want to allocate to CentOS then set RAM and all required things then install directly....
Its very easy and user friendly. Enjoy IT!!!!


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