LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2003, 07:59 AM   #1
Dominik
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: slackware9.1/freebsd5.2
Posts: 53

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question installing iso linux from another HDD


Hi,

I have dowwnloaded the iso linux on an hdd and plan to install it on a second HDD (i have no cd burner).

How should I proceed?

thanks
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:50 AM   #2
ac1980
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Trento, Italy
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 394

Rep: Reputation: 30
Unlickly it's not so easy as it should be, since AFAIK loadlin doesn't allow to boot from a iso image.
I never actually tried it, but this should work, however no warranties of course:
1) be sure the iso image has no whitespace in path nor filename (for ex, name it C:\linux.iso)
2) get a GRUB boot floppy (from a friend with *unix) or the dos version from here http://newdos.yginfo.net/grubdos.htm
DONT INSTALL GRUB ON YOUR MBR NOW
3) run grub from floppy or dos prompt and type this commands to grub prompt:
Code:
chainloader --force (hd0,0)/linux.iso
boot
4) cross your fingers
5) if it boots, give /dev/hdb as target partition.

As an alternative, you can boot from your distro floppy, then mount your iso image and run the installer from there... what distribution r u going 2 install?
 
Old 12-15-2003, 09:59 AM   #3
Dominik
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: slackware9.1/freebsd5.2
Posts: 53

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
slackware 9.1 as single OS

Hi ac1980,

thanks for the answer.

i plane to install slackware 9.1 as single os.
 
Old 12-15-2003, 10:38 AM   #4
ac1980
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Trento, Italy
Distribution: Debian testing
Posts: 394

Rep: Reputation: 30
Then, even if the previous didn't work, you'll have no problems: download a boot and root disk from slack site, use them to boot into a console, then type
Code:
mkdir /mnt/win
mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win
mount -o loop /mnt/win/iso-filename.iso /mnt/cdrom
You now have a (fast!) cdrom in /mnt/cdrom
Code:
cd /mnt/cdrom
setup
> i plane to install slackware 9.1 as single os.
if you have some spare disk space, consider leaving a 2gb partition unused to experiment other distros/os (e.g. *bsd, debian) later on
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
installing Linux from a USB HDD help! Jengo Linux - Software 2 03-31-2005 05:32 AM
Installing Linux On a USB HDD drumstick Linux - Laptop and Netbook 5 03-26-2005 01:12 AM
Install directly to HDD from iso on HDD/USB, with out burning cd vivinuthappa DamnSmallLinux 7 11-16-2004 10:03 AM
Installing Linux on second HDD ravispc Linux - General 3 01-18-2003 05:27 AM
Installing Mandrake Linux 8.1 on second hdd waynebon Linux - Software 1 03-13-2002 04:14 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration