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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Quote Originally Posted by john_spiral View Post
    Thanks for the addition bodhi!

    I'd like more input from users out there who have either failed or succeeded in getting Ubuntu to install from the above howto.

    John
    i have working OS FC6
    i tried to create a /boot folder on another partition but it firmly refused because it begins with /
    naturally the method failed as there was no 'boot folder only a boot folder
    tv
    read the howto pages before posting a question.also look at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs to see it is not a bug before getting frustrated.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    I have followed the instructions and it still won't find the iso. Here is a desciption of my current system

    I have a P-III 500 with 300 something megs of ram.
    I have an IDE cd drive that does not want to boot any cds that I burn. At this point I don't know if it will even read them

    The two hard drives that are attached right now are partitioned as

    hda1-13999.43 mb ext2 running damnsmalllinux
    hda2-4039.62 mb Linux swap

    hdb1- 119184.31 mb ext2
    hdb2- 847.21 mb ext2

    hda1 is only using 949M.

    I want to switch from damnsmalllinux to Ubuntu

    Code:
    Current listing of /boot on /dev/hda1
    
    root@box:/boot# ls
    System.map         System.map-2.4.26  boot-screens       grub               initrd.gz          linux              linux24            vmlinuz
    root@box:/boot# 
    
    listing mof /boot/grub/menu.lst
    
    # This sets the default entry to boot. 
    # Remember that GRUB counts from 0, so 1 is the second entry.
    
    default 1
            
    # This sets the length of time in seconds that grub will wait for the user to select an OS
    # before it boots the default on. I reccommend at least 15 seconds.
    
    timeout 15
    
    # Enter the entry for DSL here. Something like this.
    
    title Install Ubuntu
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz vga=normal ramdisk_size=14972 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    title DSL
    kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal 
    
    title DSL fb800x600
    kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=788 noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal 
    
    title DSL fb1024x768
    kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=791 noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal 
    
    title DSL fb1280x1024
    kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=794 noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal 
    
    #title DSL with toram, mydsl, restore, hostname, and passwords
    #kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm noscsi frugal dma toram mydsl=hda5 restore=hda5 host=DSL1 secure
    
    #title DSL with XFree86
    #kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm noscsi frugal dma toram mydsl=hda5/xfree restore=hda6 host=DSL1 secure
    
    #title DSL with mydsl, restore, persistentancy, hostname, and passwords
    #kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm noscsi frugal dma toram mydsl=hda3 restore=hda3 home=hda3 opt=hda3 host=DSL1 secure
    
    #title DSL Runlevel 2
    #kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm noscsi nodma frugal 2 base norestore
    
    #title Windows
    #root (hd0,0)
    #chainloader +1
    #makeactive
    #boot
    
    on /dev/hdb2 I have 
    
    root@box:/mnt/drive2# ls
    boot        lost+found
    root@box:/mnt/drive2# cd boot
    root@box:/mnt/drive2/boot# ls 
    initrd.gz                     ubuntu-6.10-desktop-i386.iso  vmlinuz
    I can boot to grub and scroll up to choose the Ubuntu installer. it starts and I get to the point it can not fiund the ISO. I then do the alt-2 and switch to a terminal and enter the commands given in the first post. I swithc back to the installer screen, it rescans the sytsem and doesn't find the iso. Any suggestions?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    one needs to copy verbatim the command

    mkdir -p /dev/loop
    ln /dev/loop0 /dev/loop/0

    or put in something for the /dev like hda2?
    sorry for the noob question!
    tv
    read the howto pages before posting a question.also look at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs to see it is not a bug before getting frustrated.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Quote Originally Posted by drtvasudevan View Post
    i have working OS FC6
    i tried to create a /boot folder on another partition but it firmly refused because it begins with /
    naturally the method failed as there was no 'boot folder only a boot folder
    Hi drtvasudevan,

    I'm not sure If FC6 has a /boot directory in the same partition as the filesystem. Try the following:

    (1) Boot into FC6
    (2) open a terimal (run the below commands):

    cd /
    ls -l >> ~/filesystem.txt


    this will copy the list of your filesystem to a file called filesystem.txt

    (3) In the same terminal, run the below:

    sudo fdisk -l >> ~/disks.txt

    this will output your drive/partition structure, you will need to enter the root password.

    post the contents of filesystem.txt & disks.txt.

    It's important to run the below commands:

    mkdir -p /dev/loop
    ln /dev/loop0 /dev/loop/0

    as specified in the howto.

    Your /boot directory might be located on it's own partition?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Hi MannyL,

    Have a look at your syslog file, created once it's failed to find the .iso

    During the install jump to terminal 2 with (Ctrl-Alt-F2)
    press enter to activate terminal

    cd /
    find / -name '*syslog*'

    should give you the location of syslog file. Mount one of your working partitions (hda1) and copy the syslog file to DSL.

    Reboot into DSL, search the syslog file for hd1. Use say the beaver editor.

    sudo beaver syslog &

    There might be more than one instance of this.

    Should give you more detail on the failure. Come back to us.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Hi,
    I have followed the above procedure, with the difference that I don't use a floppy but I modify the grub config. on my hd directly. The problem is that, I can mount the iso image successfully (I can browse it in /cdrom), but the installer tells me it is not able to read the CDROM when loading the "installer components", and that maybe the driver is corrupted (but the md5 is ok) or not inserted. Where I am wrong?
    Thanks

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    of course, my FC partition has its own /boot folder.
    you mean i can put the files in that partition and run?
    i was only trying to put them in another partition.

    file system.txt:
    bin
    boot
    dev
    etc
    home
    lib
    lost+found
    media
    misc
    mnt
    net
    opt
    proc
    root
    sbin
    selinux
    srv
    sys
    tmp

    and i am going to get reported for illegal operations as i am nota sudoer!
    (so no disks list)

    regards
    tv
    tv
    read the howto pages before posting a question.also look at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs to see it is not a bug before getting frustrated.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Quote Originally Posted by drtvasudevan View Post
    of course, my FC partition has its own /boot folder.
    you mean i can put the files in that partition and run?
    i was only trying to put them in another partition.
    Hi drtvasudevan,

    create an ubuntu folder inside the FC6 /boot folder, run the below commands in a terminal:


    cd /boot
    sudo mkdir ubuntu


    you will need to have root access to complete the above and below steps.

    Copy the .iso, vmlinuz & initrd.gz files to the /boot/ubuntu folder

    Create a new entry in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file. See the begining of this thread for more info.

    Give it a try and come back to us.
    Last edited by john_spiral; December 21st, 2006 at 02:07 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkertime View Post
    Hi,
    I have followed the above procedure, with the difference that I don't use a floppy but I modify the grub config. on my hd directly. The problem is that, I can mount the iso image successfully (I can browse it in /cdrom), but the installer tells me it is not able to read the CDROM when loading the "installer components", and that maybe the driver is corrupted (but the md5 is ok) or not inserted. Where I am wrong?
    Thanks
    Hi pinkertime,

    It doesn't mater where grub resides as long as the installer boots. If you followed the steps (6 onwards) in the howto you should get the installer to find the .iso file. If it doesn't, you will need to have a closer look at your syslog file (see below steps).

    Have a look at your syslog file, created once it's failed to find the .iso

    During the install jump to terminal 2 with (Ctrl-Alt-F2)
    press enter to activate terminal

    cd /
    find / -name '*syslog*'

    should give you the location of syslog file. Mount one of your working partitions and copy the syslog file to it.

    Use (Ctrl-Alt-F1) to get back to the installer so you can reboot.

    Boot into a working os and have a closer look at the syslog file, search for the partition (hdx) where the ubuntu .iso resides.

    Please come back to us either way.

    JOhn
    Last edited by john_spiral; December 21st, 2006 at 02:09 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Edgy 6.10 from an .iso file

    Hi John,
    thank you for your fast replay. But the problem is not to find the .iso, because the installation mounts it correctly, and I can browse it in /cdrom. The problem is the second step, when the installation trays to read the device.

    But the iso is correctly found and mounted! I don't understand, if I can browse the cdrom it has to be readable...

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