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Old 11-28-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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Is it possible to have the files for linux on a local partition and install from those? I do not have a burner and my wireless adapter is USB so it is unlikely I can do a network install.


Thanks for any help!
 
Old 11-28-2003, 04:53 PM   #2
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I'm not sure myself, so I did a search for you...
Hope this helps, since you didn't clarify a Distro I picked RH

Here is a site that explains how to install without a CD-ROM

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-STEPS-ALTBOOT
 
Old 11-28-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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Don't you just love how many people view your post and never have anything to say....

I didn't know myself, so I did a little research, a POW, now we both have the answer !

Best Of Luck

Triki
 
Old 11-28-2003, 06:38 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Install from HDD

Limited info you have given so we are going to take a shot in the dark.

I have NOT done this myself.

Having said that, "IF" you have an existing install; say RH8 and you want to upgrade to RH9 or 10 I would say your chances are GOOD for success.

Assume you have plenty of Hard Disk Drive (HDD) space to store the new diistro!

"I" would download my new distro to a new directory created for the moment; say /0 or /a which will keep it out of everything's way.

Then start the upgrade and at the proper time select "UPGRADE," very important!

Then sit back and control what you want from the prompts.

Like I said, I have NOT done this but I would not fear trying it. 8>)

Good luck! Let us know what you decide and how you fare.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 06:53 PM   #5
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I neglected to mention, Fewyn, I briefly HAD RH8. RUN, do not walk to the nearest upgrade to RH9 or 10. RH8, IMHO, is possibly the WORST RedHat distro ever. RH5.1, RH5.2, RH7.1, RH7.3, RH9.0 are INFINITLY better than RH8.0. If you LIKE RH8 you wiill LOVE RH9! RH10 I have no experience with. I will soon Upgrade at least one machine to RH10. I'm moving some things to OpenBSD as we speak. I've a brief usage period of FreeBSD a year or so back. Lindows4.0 is an interesting concept and is especially good for users who don't want to have to learn any more than they absolutely have to.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 07:22 PM   #6
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Oh... forgot I do not have linux currently installed and I have 0 linux CDs and I also do not have a burner so I can burn them.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 09:12 PM   #7
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Good news/bad news!

The GOOD news is that Lindows4 WILL install on download. Guaranteed!

BAD news is it's commercial. (You have to pay for it.)

Contact me offline if you'd like the nitty-gritty about it. j d h 7 7 @ h a l - p c dot o r g

Remove the obvious for a decent address.
 
Old 11-28-2003, 09:16 PM   #8
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"Is it possible to have the files for linux on a local partition and install from those? I do not have a burner and my wireless adapter is USB so it is unlikely I can do a network install.
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I think you can!

For more detail we need to know in what state your HDD is in. (Can you boot it now? Into what OS, etc.? )
 
Old 11-28-2003, 10:03 PM   #9
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I can boot into Windows XP Pro currently.... I have 2 HDs one 20GB and one 6GB
 
Old 11-28-2003, 10:18 PM   #10
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On which HDD is M$Window$ on?

Do you intend to make it dual boot? (Boot into XP OR linux) or were you going to make it a lindows only box?
 
Old 11-28-2003, 11:54 PM   #11
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i believe u can install from your hd.

visit

http://www.tldp.org

Browse to the installation howto, i think they have explained howto install from hard disk.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 12:11 AM   #12
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no cd install

see my posts in the distributions/slackware/"slack instillation" thread. I go over how I used a mounted .iso image to install slackware. Most distros have the loopback device I speak of available.
If you can boot from floppies, then half of my post won't even apply to you.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 08:11 AM   #13
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@jdh77 Right now Windows is on my 20gb HD I was planning on using my 6gb HD for Linux. And yes I was going to dual boot.
 
  


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