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xygrax
July 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM
Hello,

I have finally decided to switch my operating system from Windows to Linux but i am having a hard time doing so.

I have surf the net and found Knoppix, Ubuntu and Puppy OS so interesting. But my problem is I don't have a cd/dvd writer nor USB pen to install the program.

I have 2 harddrives installed on my pc (1 40g and 1 10g). I am planning to save the iso image file to my 10g hdd and have installed on my 40g harddrive. Would it be possible?

I tried downloading the file for each OS and saving it on my 10g hdd but it not booting up. I also tried extracting the file but still no luck.

Can you guys help me on installing any of this OS please....


Thank you in advance.

Steven

Madman6510
July 5th, 2008, 09:31 PM
If you don't have a CD writer you can request a free CD from https://shipit.ubuntu.com/

avtolle
July 5th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Take a look at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/ which should give you some ideas. Good luck.

xygrax
July 5th, 2008, 09:38 PM
The problems is, i am located in the Philippines and it will take 4 business weeks for me to get the cd...

any other suggestion will be appreciated.

Thank you

Madman6510
July 5th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Try installing with Wubi

http://wubi-installer.org/

xygrax
July 5th, 2008, 09:44 PM
To: avtolle

I was able to check the link that you have given. I love the quick response.

Thank you so much. You guys are helpful here.

I will try it later when I get home.

I'll go back here if I will be encountering any problems.

Steven

bodhi.zazen
July 5th, 2008, 10:27 PM
The problems is, i am located in the Philippines and it will take 4 business weeks for me to get the cd...

any other suggestion will be appreciated.

Thank you

The link gave you has a section for installing without a CD :

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/#Installation%20without%20a%20CD

You can download the iso, mount it with deamon tools, and install ubuntu using wubi

xygrax
July 7th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Hello,

I have tried downloading the UNetbootin program as it was provided on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/ and run it.

And at the event that my is PC booting up, I was asked from which OS am I going to boot with. So I picked UNetbootin to install the program. But I can't seem to pass on it. It is a black screen but it is not pushing through to the installation process.

It looks like it is asking for some other file. I don't know what to do next or if I am doing it the right way.

Please help.

Thank you.

xygrax
July 7th, 2008, 09:17 PM
Hello,

I have tried downloading the UNetbootin program as it was provided on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/ and run it.

And at the event that my PC is booting up, I was asked from which OS am I going to boot with. So I picked UNetbootin to install the program. But I can't seem to pass on it. It is on a black screen and it is not pushing through to the installation process.

It looks like it is asking for some other file. I don't know what to do next or if I am doing it the right way.

Please help.

Thank you in advance.

Steven

lazyart
July 7th, 2008, 09:40 PM
Is there a reason why you didn't just download the cd and install it in the traditional method?

bodhi.zazen
July 7th, 2008, 09:56 PM
Hello,

I have tried downloading the UNetbootin program as it was provided on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/ and run it.

And at the event that my PC is booting up, I was asked from which OS am I going to boot with. So I picked UNetbootin to install the program. But I can't seem to pass on it. It is on a black screen and it is not pushing through to the installation process.

It looks like it is asking for some other file. I don't know what to do next or if I am doing it the right way.

Please help.

Thank you in advance.

Steven

Threads merged.

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. It leads to confusion and duplication of effort.

xygrax
July 7th, 2008, 10:00 PM
That is because I don't have a cd writer or usb pen

Zopiac
July 7th, 2008, 10:02 PM
The problems is, i am located in the Philippines and it will take 4 business weeks for me to get the cd...
Thank you

i live in continental USA and it took 4-6 weeks, for both gutsy and hardy

avtolle
July 7th, 2008, 10:06 PM
I'm not familiar with Unetbootin, but from looking at the website it seems that you should choose Windows at the initial screen, and then run the program. Just from what I saw.

xygrax
July 7th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Yes. That is because I dont have a cd writer or usb pen.

:(

xygrax
July 7th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Threads merged.

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. It leads to confusion and duplication of effort.

Sorry...

My bad.

xygrax
July 7th, 2008, 10:35 PM
I'm not familiar with Unetbootin, but from looking at the website it seems that you should choose Windows at the initial screen, and then run the program. Just from what I saw.

If I am choosing windows on the boot selection screen, nothing happen.

:(

medic2000
July 7th, 2008, 11:15 PM
You can install Debian from hard-drive

Also you can write cd on a different computer.

Edit: Added the second line :D

xygrax
July 8th, 2008, 05:15 AM
hello,

everytime i try to select Unetbootin

somtimes it just says, " Booting 'Unetbootin' "
---- then nothing happen.

Sometimes it says,

" Booting 'Unetbootin' "
(Hd0,0)

Error13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Press any key to continue....

----------------------------

I can't pass on this.

Please advise. Thank you.

abhilashkumar
July 8th, 2008, 05:27 AM
I think your best bet would be to use deamon tools in windows to mount the ubuntu (or any other linux) iso image. Its fairly simple.

xygrax
July 12th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Thank you so much guys..

VitaLiNux
July 12th, 2008, 12:35 AM
Or maybe you might download the disk image of the Linux distribution you most like, pull the hard drive where you downloaded the image off and take it to a friend's that has a PC with cdrw unit and ask him/her to burn you a disk:popcorn: ):P

alzie
July 12th, 2008, 12:52 AM
I'm not sure if anyone has shown this link : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromWindows

It has both a netboot method (for win 95 to XP (2 different methods)) and a cd image method (hard disk install)

Its for Gutsy but after install you should be able to upgrade at a later time

I hope this helps

additional info for harddisk install: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=111719