I don't understand what is meant by installing from HDD
So why "install from HDD"
My understanding is that you dump nearly everything (everything?) to a HD,
in a non bootable partition, bootstrap the install from a floppy, cd,
or via a network interface, and then the install proceed from the HD.
FreeBSD for example can work that way.
As to why, say you have a laptop without cd burning capability
but a large HD, and a net connection... (that is just one example)
Never tried with mandriva though, but courtrrb has just explained how to do it.
I always download all the cds and make my own dvd's.
That is interesting. What is the recipe for this? This must involve
a bit of folders manipulation, and urpmi-media setup...
Do you mind explaining how you merge the CDs?
Also, I suppose you need to create an iso before burning the whole thing
(or you can just drag and drop "the tree of files/folder" from the HD in k3b.
(I suppose you are best posting a new thread if you answer that)
I have seen the reverse done as well (DVDs to CDs), it seems tricky
because one needs to make the right selection for the 1st CD.