Installing from hdd (grub2)?

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Installing from hdd (grub2)?

Postby m1losh » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi,
I was wandering is there a way to install Mint from hdd on another distribution and which are the commands for grub?
I've seen threads about installing from an USB device so I wander is the procedure the same?

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Re: Installing from hdd (grub2)?

Postby catweazel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:49 pm

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Re: Installing from hdd (grub2)?

Postby m1losh » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:37 pm

I've tried this and it end up with this message:
line 215: can't open '/scripts/casper'
[ 5.28909] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

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Re: Installing from hdd (grub2)?

Postby catweazel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:55 am

Are you trying to install LMDE, by any chance?
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Re: Installing from hdd (grub2)?

Postby m1losh » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:23 am

TehGhodTrole wrote:Are you trying to install LMDE, by any chance?

Yes, I do. I managed to get it to work with this command:

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menuentry "Linux Mint Debian Edition" {
set root=(hdX,Y)
set isofile="/isofile.iso"
    loopback loop $isofile
    linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz fromiso=/dev/disk/by-uuid/UUID/$isofile boot=live config live-media-path=/casper noeject --
    initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
    }

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Re: Installing from hdd (grub2)?

Postby catweazel » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:45 pm

yes

I'm glad you got it sorted. That script change was the next recommendation. The LMDE iso has to be mounted differently to the Ubuntu-based editions.

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