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Old 08-13-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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Possible to install a linux distro from iso without burning it to a cd?


Hi.

I was curious. Is it possible to install a linux OS from a live CD? Say I wanted to install the new suse beta on a partition...got the ISOs..but didnt want to burn them. Can I mount the ISOs and install the distro from inside a live cd *like mepis* and/or other distro? If so, how do I do this? I burn too many cd's.

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Old 08-13-2005, 01:18 AM   #2
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Yes, it's possible. Google like you own it.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:25 AM   #3
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I'm stupid , I don't know what to search for? Care to direct me? I'm still looking though..lol.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:39 AM   #4
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Wow! That seemed harsh! But, maybe I misinterpreted.

Anyway, it sounds like you may want to look into the "hard drive install" method. I googled "install linux from hard drive iso" (no quotes in the search) and got quite a few hits that seemed like what your interested in. But, the only way to know is to for you to take a look at the results.

Beware though. The first thing that I notice from the results is that you must have the iso's on a Linux compatible file system (so if you are running windows, you are more or less stuck with a version of FAT).

If you have an extra computer lying around, you may also be able to look into a network install. I never tried either of these methods, so I don't know how hard they would be to setup to work.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 01:49 AM   #5
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ok thanks, I'll check into that. I do have a small linux partition i can use to put the ISOs on. Thanks again
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:45 AM   #6
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Hint - you want to mount the ISO as a loopback device -- J.W.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 03:56 AM   #7
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Put them all on 1 partition that is fat then make another partition to put linux on then I can remove the iso partition right?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 04:27 PM   #8
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Hint - you want to mount the ISO as a loopback device -- J.W.
Okay I'm going to attempt this soon ...however..once I mount one of the ISOs..how do I start the installer?
 
Old 08-14-2005, 02:31 AM   #9
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bump, i dont get this, how do I mount them, use command prompt
 
Old 08-14-2005, 03:56 AM   #10
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From Console:

Code:
mount /path/to/iso /path/to/mountpoint -t iso9660 -o loop
 
  


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