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Old 03-08-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
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Possible to install linux from a partition containing an installation image?

I was wondering if you can take a live cd image and put it onto a partition on a hard drive, then boot from that partition in order to install linux. My cd drive on my laptop has died so i cannot install. I have a ide to USB adaptor I can connect to my desktop to copy the image.

Old 03-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Depends on your poison- and how you want to do it, a gentoo stage 3 build doesn't need a live cd. It may be possible to just mount a live cd as a loopback device, maybe work out where the disk keeps files, but to be honest, I don't know how easy that is- I have one opened in front of me now but can't tell.
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Not too sure about this one ... But this is what my Google Search returned -

Hope this helps!

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Old 03-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies i ended up pulling a drive from another laptop and using it.


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