LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-02-2004, 01:07 AM   #1
deadcreep666
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Is it possible to just copy a live distro to a hard drive?


Hi, this has already been asked im sure, but i was unable to find it. I wanted to know if it was possible to do a straight disk copy and put a linux live distro onto a hard drive, and i dont mean install, just copy, so it boots like its off the CD? Thanks for any info you can give me.
--bassically what i am trying to do is take a small live distro and just copy the data to the HD, so it doesent need the CD, but still only takes up the size of the origanal that was on CD origanally.

Last edited by deadcreep666; 08-02-2004 at 01:26 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 01:22 AM   #2
WMD
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Florida
Distribution: Slackware, Debian
Posts: 484

Rep: Reputation: 30
Well... I know with Knoppix, you can copy the distro over and install a bootloader so it boots from the hard drive. I don't know about booting from the CD and using the HD data.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 09:52 AM   #3
vectordrake
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NB,Canada
Distribution: Something alpha or beta, binary or source...
Posts: 2,280
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 47
I can be done. I think Mepis, Damn Small, and Slax have instructions to do so. You could also carefully select your apps and make a real install that does mostly what you want with very little extra space.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 09:01 PM   #4
deadcreep666
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thanks you guys, though i think i was asking the question wrong. Bassically i want to keep the OS compressed like it is on the cd, so that when it boots, it just decompresses it into RAM like the live versions do, i need it to fit on a hard drive with little memory(less then 100megs). If someone can provide links to resources that have this kind of info that would be greatly appriciated/
 
Old 08-02-2004, 09:53 PM   #5
vectordrake
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: NB,Canada
Distribution: Something alpha or beta, binary or source...
Posts: 2,280
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 47
That's what I thought you wanted, which is why I referred you to the live cd's themselves. I'm sure slax can be done that way. Instructions are at their FAQ. Nobody does what you're asking, so most don't have the experience. Try the websites of the cd's you're interested in. The info's there for a few (that was the first HD install method - real installations came later).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Easiest way to copy a boot drive to a new hard drive lsgko Linux - Software 3 05-24-2005 10:38 PM
How to copy ext2fs from failed hard drive to good drive? DogWalker Linux - Hardware 2 08-30-2004 11:52 PM
Copy a Hard Drive rjneeley Linux - Software 3 06-11-2004 08:58 AM
STUCK--Trying to copy old Hard Drive to new Hard Drive. Please Help tsw Linux - Newbie 8 05-26-2004 03:47 AM
How to put a live CD distro onto hard disk ? qwijibow Linux - Distributions 3 02-25-2004 11:58 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration