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Old 01-20-2019, 11:48 PM   #1
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Install Lumbuntu from inside Windows OS?


I'm trying to revitilize an old P4 desktop w/1.25GB of RAM. The BIOS does not have any option to boot from USB. The CD/DVD for whatever reason does not recognize the Lubuntu (or any other Linux distros I tried) DVDs that I burned. I tried using a boot manager DVD to launch the USB installer - that also did not work. The process I've used is setting the BIOS to boot from CD 1st and I also tried using F12 boot from CD - either way, the Linux ISO CDs are not recognized.

The CD/DVD player does recognize all Windows OS CDs, not sure why it's failing with Linux.

So my question - I have Windows XP running on this machine - is there any method of launching the Lumbuntu installer from inside the Windows OS ? I want to wipe XP off the box, not duel boot. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you !
 
Old 01-21-2019, 12:59 AM   #2
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wubi may be able to do that. It's not developed any further, but perhaps you can hunt down a copy. Discontinued linux installer meets discontinued Windows - a match made in heaven

Regarding the CDs, I wonder: Can you see the CDs from Windows? Is your CPU 64-bit capable, and it this capability enabled?

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Old 01-21-2019, 01:33 AM   #3
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Just a stupid question: did you try a 32bit or 64bit os?
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 01:42 AM   #4
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Hi - thanks for the replies. I tried 32bit Lubuntu, Peppermint, and Puppy Linux using both DVDs and CDs - nothing would read.

Windows 2003 Server & Windows 7 will boot via CDROM

From Windows I cannot browse the Linux DVDs that I burned, but I can access the Windows DVD.

The machine CPU is 32 bit.

Yes, I agree it's not an ideal situation and I'm not even sure why I'm doing this. Thanks
 
Old 01-21-2019, 01:52 AM   #5
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probably you can find something useful here: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...tium-4.219453/
 
Old 01-21-2019, 02:02 AM   #6
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Hi - thanks for the replies. I tried 32bit Lubuntu, Peppermint, and Puppy Linux using both DVDs and CDs - nothing would read.

Windows 2003 Server & Windows 7 will boot via CDROM

From Windows I cannot browse the Linux DVDs that I burned, but I can access the Windows DVD.

The machine CPU is 32 bit.

Yes, I agree it's not an ideal situation and I'm not even sure why I'm doing this. Thanks
How did you burn the Linux CD?

Download it via windows and burn from there, make sure you burn the image as bootable.

Have you tried any Linux live CD distro?

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Old 01-21-2019, 02:34 AM   #7
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From Windows I cannot browse the Linux DVDs that I burned, but I can access the Windows DVD.
Looks like you didnít burn them correctly. A common mistake is creating a filesystem on the CD and then copying the ISO file to it.

ISO is a standard that is readable in Linux, Windows and any other operating system.
 
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:48 AM   #8
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In addition to the above to burn an ISO file to CD/DVD from Windows 7 all you need to do is right click on the file and select burn as image.
 
Old 01-21-2019, 11:42 AM   #9
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A few months ago I was able to install Debian XFCE using the debian-9.5.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.ISO image on an old Dell 2400. The system did not read DVD or boot from USB either.
Good luck!
 
Old 01-21-2019, 11:54 AM   #10
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The DVDs/CD images were burned using another Ubuntu machine I have using both Brasero & xfburn - the DVDs are recognized by my other Windows laptops. I think the media is fine. I did not simply copy the ISO onto the disk, I burned it as a bootable image.

@ ceantuco - can you tell me how you kicked off the install of Debian ? Did you end up duel booting or were you able to do a clean install ?

I'll check out the link that was posted too - appreciate the help
 
Old 01-21-2019, 12:15 PM   #11
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sometimes on older machines won't boot from all usb ports. Either the f1,f2 or esc will allow to boot from usb if usb is in a specific usb port.
The plop will also allow to boot from usb if bios is unable to. https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html
 
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zooba72, I placed the CD on the CD-room, press F12 at boot (boot menu for Dells) and selected CD-ROM. I did not have to dual boot.
 
Old 01-21-2019, 05:36 PM   #13
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ok, thanks everyone. I did try using PLOP Boot Manager but that was also unrecognized. I'm thinking that either I need to burn my images using WinXP and the DVD/CD that I'm trying boot with since nothing I burn from my other two writers work. The BIOS definitely does not have an option for USB - it does have a "removable" boot option but that pertains to a Floppy and I must pulled the floppy to make room for hard drives. This is not that important, I'll figure something out. Thank you
 
Old 01-21-2019, 05:40 PM   #14
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did you try and install iso to usb using rufus https://rufus.ie/ and the plop to boot the usb?
 
Old 01-21-2019, 06:58 PM   #15
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I use YUMI and it works very well - https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-m...t-usb-creator/

The problem is that I cannot boot PLOP. The DVD player is not recognizing anything that I've burned from other devices. I'm going to either swap the DVD player out or try burning the DVD with the player. Other than that, I'm not sure whatelse to do
 
  


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