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Old 02-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
amareshtilldeath
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mandriva 2010 boot from pen drive


how do i install mandriva 2010 with the help of pen/flash drive?
i hav the ISO image but my DVD drive is not working so burning it to a disk is not a sol for me
i m using win 7 so the other method shown is not working
 
Old 02-06-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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as far as I know you cant boot linux from firewire or usb
 
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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mandriva ISOs are hybrid ISOs which means that if you copy an ISO to any device(including USB) in a low-level way(RAW) it will be able to boot from that.In a Linux system you can use the 'dd' command-which is an utility for copying data from a device A(or path) to a device B in unformatted(Low-level) way.If you are gonna use it firstly be sure u know to use it well cause is pretty dangerous to lose whole disk due to a single typing error.

But,you can download the 'seed' program form the Mandriva site for Windows( as u said that Win 7 is what u use).
go to:-> http://www2.mandriva.com/downloads/?p=seed

P.S I have already twice used 'seed'(linux edition) to make USB Mandriva ISOs and successfully installed on my PC

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Old 02-07-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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seed(for windows) is not detecting my pen drive
i m able to load the image but the software is not detecting my pen drive so i m not able to complete the process
plz help if i m missing something
 
Old 02-07-2010, 04:54 PM   #5
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Pendrivelinux.com is your best place to get some other ideas if that doesn't work.

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Old 02-07-2010, 07:40 PM   #6
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pendrivelinux.com has no solution for mandriva
otherwise it is a good site
 
Old 02-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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finally able to boot from pen drive
but when started the installation from usb it shows an error just after formatting the disk
main media and contrib media missing.
then tried to install mandriva 2009 spring. same error. there is no error in the iso file because i hav installed it(from the same image) when my cd/dvd drive was working.
so i just wan to kno how to make the installation work
 
  


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