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Old 03-22-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Michigan
Distribution: Redhat 9
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How can I boot from a CD image on the hdd?

I want to install SuSE via ftp, and they have an ISO that I can download and burn to use as a boot disk to get started.

What I want to do is use that image when I boot from the HDD instead of the cdrom.

So...instead of burning it, I want to simply boot from it on the HDD.

Is this possible? If so, can you please provide a step by step in newbie terms for me?

The reason I want to do this is that I don't have a cd burner.

Help is appreciated!!!
Old 03-22-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
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Distribution: Redhat 9 - Linux 2.6.3
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you may need to boot from a minimal bootdisk.img rawrite'd to a floppy, then the install may ask you where your installation media is, pick hd, and show the install the isos on disk.

Ive done this with a laptop. (Redhat9)

you may need a program like 'undisker.exe' to veiw the isos contents, go to DOSUTILS or equivalent and use rawrite or equivalent.

Last edited by AutOPSY; 03-22-2004 at 05:56 PM.


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