LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2009, 02:05 PM   #1
ditchmagnet
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1
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.

Thanks
 
Old 03-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
jamescondron
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Scunthorpe, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.10; Gentoo; Debian Lenny
Posts: 961

Rep: Reputation: 70
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.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 02:15 PM   #3
sureshsujatha
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
Not too sure about this one ... But this is what my Google Search returned - http://www.google.co.in/search?rls=i...e+Search&meta=

Hope this helps!


Last edited by sureshsujatha; 03-14-2009 at 12:21 AM.
 
Old 03-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #4
ditchmagnet
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 1
thanks for the replies i ended up pulling a drive from another laptop and using it.
 
  


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
is it possible to install Arch without burning image on a seperate partition? Shadowmeph Linux - Newbie 1 05-18-2008 03:01 PM
A problem with Linux after restoring a partition image JesseB Linux - Newbie 2 11-06-2007 01:31 PM
Can i install an OS off a cd image on my windows (xp) partition? venom_zx Slackware 8 03-10-2004 02:11 PM
Can you image your Linux Installation? yong_sa Linux - Newbie 2 01-17-2004 03:05 PM
How to grub install to a partition on an image file via a loopback Owen LaGarde Linux - Software 2 12-26-2003 09:06 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 AM.

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
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration