install to harddrive as live cd

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install to harddrive as live cd

Postby fleamailman on Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:02 am

hi, laptop has no cdrom drive, best would be to install drirectly but the bios does not see the USB port and I have only about 190 ram so I am thinking of booting from ISO image on the hard drive, but I am open to ideas here, thanks
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Re: install to harddrive as live cd

Postby jokersloose on Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:16 am

Could you install the laptop hard drive into a system that does have a CD drive and install that way?

Just a thought, hope it helps.

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Re: install to harddrive as live cd

Postby MagnusB on Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:42 am

Try looking at Daemon tools and Wubi.. Not exactly Mint, but I think it is possible to use Ubuntu to mount an image on harddisk and install Mint that way.
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Re: install to harddrive as live cd

Postby fleamailman on Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:35 pm

OK, I am very good at removing and reloading the harddrive in the laptop, it's the linux bit which flumps me, example, could i create two partitions on the harddrive to which one has my bootable iso image and to which the other becomes a target partition, fedora will not let me do this but would mint let me, since I am looking for a distro that has all the good qualities of mint(all opted in, and wide driver base) while allowing me to selfboot install from a mint image ISO placed within the harddrive

on the laptop here in question, I don't want to use the original harddrive but a replacement harddrive, something like when one buy an Acer laptop for the first time(it comes with exactly this idea with three systems of windows, french german italian), in effect the idea of their restore disk

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