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Old 05-05-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
ankur0921
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Thumbs up Process to create the installation discs from kernel tarball.


I have downloaded the kernel tarball.I am having the image (vmlinuz image) file of kernel.Can you please let me know the process of making the installation cds from which we can do new installation on new pc which do not have linux ? In many cases due to lack of HDD driver or CD-ROM driver we are unable to proceed the installtion.In this case we need to prepare the new installation cds from the most updated downloaded version from kernel.org.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 05:08 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ankur0921 View Post
I have downloaded the kernel tarball.I am having the image (vmlinuz image) file of kernel.Can you please let me know the process of making the installation cds from which we can do new installation on new pc which do not have linux ? In many cases due to lack of HDD driver or CD-ROM driver we are unable to proceed the installtion.In this case we need to prepare the new installation cds from the most updated downloaded version from kernel.org.
I'm not sure what situation you are describing. Are you saying that the linux distro you are installing is unable to detect your CD-ROM or your hard disk? Or is the the bios on these machines that don't let your systems boot from and CD's at all? The installation cd's that you can download and burn from the net all contain drivers for most CD's and HDD. Alternatively you could install from a USB stick.

In any event I don't really understand what the problem is that prevents you from installing in the "normal" way.
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jdk
 
Old 05-05-2009, 05:22 AM   #3
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You'll need more than just the kernel to install linux. You want the .iso files from whichever distro's website you want to install.
 
Old 05-05-2009, 06:15 AM   #4
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there is no straightforward easy method to slip-stream the new kernel into an existing CD/DVD image
so that the new image can automatically use the new kernel for installation - if this is what you
mean by "create the installation discs from kernel tarball"
 
  


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