LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
Infasoft
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Salem, Oregon
Distribution: Windows 7 home premium X86_64 | Linux
Posts: 63

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Windows vista how to boot linux .iso (no cd burner or USB)


Hi!
I currently have windows Vista SP1. I was interested in installing the newest release of opensolaris on my computer (2008.11). I download the iso, however, i dont have a cd burner. Is there any other way or program that can make a iso image bootable? thank you!
~~~Infasoft~~~
 
Old 02-06-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 17,245

Rep: Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527Reputation: 2527
with NO cd /dvd drive or NO usb then the only way is a network install from another computer on your lan
with no lan then you don't install it . some *nix distros do have dvd's you can buy and have mailed to you or are in computer books "linux / red hat bible" ( fedora 6,7,8,or 9 depending on how old it is
 
Old 02-06-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
jay73
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
Install it in a virtual machine rather than to bare metal?
 
Old 02-06-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
Infasoft
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Salem, Oregon
Distribution: Windows 7 home premium X86_64 | Linux
Posts: 63

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Yes, i have already tryed this on virtualbox, but it is very very slow. Are you sure there isnt any program out there that can boot a .iso?
 
Old 02-06-2009, 10:20 PM   #5
jay73
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Location: Belgium
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.04, Debian testing
Posts: 5,019

Rep: Reputation: 130Reputation: 130
Yes, I am quite sure. Some Linux distros can be installed entirely off a hard drive using a bootloader and a few edits to the iso - but I doubt whether this would work for solaris. Then again, I have never looked too closely at the solaris iso. All I am saying is that I am throwing up an idea but I can't help you any further in this case.

As for the reported slowness, that might be just a configuration issue. I installed xp in a virtual machine some time ago and it was extremely slow, too. Then I went over the configuration file and that was enough to make it as fast as a native install.

Last edited by jay73; 02-06-2009 at 10:23 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 10:29 PM   #6
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 16,001

Rep: Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219Reputation: 2219
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infasoft View Post
Yes, i have already tryed this on virtualbox, but it is very very slow.
That's a surprise - I do that on my laptop when I bother to fire up Vista (home). Runs o.k. for me - 4 Gig of RAM probably helps.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
digerati1338
Member
 
Registered: May 2007
Location: CO
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 152
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 18
I think that there is a way that you can install it in a virtual machine, then make a disk dump of the virtual disk file to an actual hard drive partition. This could potentially pose some configuration problems, but might be worth a try if you feel like experimenting.

Another thought:
Ask a friend, do it at work or school, or many public libraries have CD burners. You can buy a 5 pack of CD-Rs for a couple bucks.

Last edited by digerati1338; 02-07-2009 at 02:00 PM.
 
  


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
Does Windows Vista erase Linux on USB sticks?? keithk2 Linux - General 4 04-14-2008 01:54 PM
Duel boot Linux and Windows Vista klepow Linux - Software 1 02-04-2008 11:05 AM
MULTI-BOOT (windows vista / Linux) regedit Linux - Newbie 1 07-24-2007 11:41 PM
ISO file but no burner: need 2 boot Broken Board Linux - Newbie 2 07-26-2005 07:12 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 PM.

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