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Old 07-25-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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Question ISO file but no burner: need 2 boot

Ok guys this is probably somethin i should know but.....

Thought i'd get a new distro (Debian) from the net and downloaded 650Meg ISO file thinking i could use it straight from hard disk to install the new system.

I have no cd burner and just want to install the OS. Is there a way i can do this easily? i'm becoming frustrated and ANY help would be sincerely appreciated thanx for looking
Old 07-25-2005, 07:26 PM   #2
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cdrom-less install
1. boot install 1.44 MB floppy diskette.
2. mount the partition the ISO is on.
3. mount the ISO using loopback
mount -o loop -t iso9660 filename.iso /mountpoint
4. do install

I use Slackware and have never attempted this, but most distros have a section in there FAQ or manual to do this with more specific instructions.
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I installed Slackware like this. This method works fine.


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