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Old 06-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
scottbastedo
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Need to Install Mint or Fedora ISO from Kubuntu Live DVD


I borked my system, and I can only get a Kubuntu Live DVD to run.

I want to install Mint or Fedora from an ISO.

Can anyone give me instructions or send a link detailing how to install from an ISO image?

Thanks.
 
Old 06-20-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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The easiest way is to install Kubuntu, download an ISO for Mint or Fedora, burn it, and then install said ISO.
 
Old 06-21-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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I'd wonder why any live cd/dvd can't run??????? If one works then we'd assume any other similar distro ought to work.

You might be able to boot directly to an iso. Might check with www.pendrivelinux.com for ideas on using grub4dos or even grub or grub2. Not all iso images can be booted directly. I'd assume mint can.

At the splash screen of kubuntu one might be able to select another location. Never tried it, someone may know for sure.

It gets rather complex but one could do a full or partial install of another OS within a current OS. Not really easy to do.

Fedora has a gpxe network boot I believe so a floppy could boot it.

You could create a gpxe boot cd or floppy to boot to almost any location.

Many people create a live usb. Tools exist on ubuntu to do that directly if you can boot to a usb flash drive or external usb drive.
 
Old 06-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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Kubuntu uses isolinux to boot and on the iso I have (12.04) there is an option to boot from hard disk. It might be possible to use the Kubuntu CD/DVD and install Grub to on the mbr of your drive, create a small partition to put /boot/grub and its files there and create a grub.cfg file with a loopback entry to boot the Mint iso on the drive. I've never tried this so don't know if it would work but it seems as though it should. Grub2 will boot a Mint iso (as well as a number of other Ubuntu derivatives) but unless Fedora has made changes in its latest release, it can't be booted directly from an iso file.

You can boot an extracted iso from a CD/DVD, hard drive or flash drive with Grub Legacy or Grub2 but again, in the OPs current situation, that would require a lot of effort which isn't needed when other options are available.

Given the current circumstances of the OP, it would see using pendrivelinux, unetbootin or installing Kubuntu would be the simplest options.

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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More info on this system would help. Memory amount, age, did it ever work on linux. Processor. Did it ever boot from a real dvd disk?
What do you mean borked, borked power supply or OS or what?
 
  


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