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Boot without burning

Postby ubiwahn on Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:36 am

Hello,

I try to boot Linux mint 3.01 (KDE) from the iso (because I have no DVD or CD) but I encounter some diffculties during the boot process. Perhaps somebody can help me.

I make mount the iso in my standard distro with

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mount -o loop mint.iso /everywhere


and copy all the files to an partition on my HD and in a folder (sda7 -> boot).

Then I edit the menu.lst in grub like:

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title mint 3.01
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=(hd0,6)/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw quiet splash --
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/casper/initrd.gz


It is the same like in the isolinux.cfg
But mint didn't start, I only come to a console. The entry

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cat casper.log


gives:

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stdin: error 0
/init: /init: 1: cannot open /dev/scd0: no medium found
/init: /init: 1: cannot open /dev/scd0: no medium found


Because this part file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed seems to be some kind of strange I tried it with the option fromiso (I know that some iso work very fine with that option):

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title mint 3.01
kernel (hd0,6)/boot/casper/vmlinuz fromiso=(hd0,6)/mint3.01.iso boot=casper initrd=(hd0,6)/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw quiet splash --
initrd (hd0,6)/boot/casper/initrd.gz


Here mint didn't start too.

Does someone can tell me a grub entry that work?
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Re: Boot without burning

Postby Husse on Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:52 am

Here's a guide to use a pen drive instead of a CD.
I think it would be possible to adjust if to use a hard disk...
Have not looked into much though
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Re: Boot without burning

Postby ubiwahn on Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:36 am

Thank you, but is it possible you forgot the link?
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Re: Boot without burning

Postby Husse on Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:18 pm

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