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June 30th, 2010, 04:35 PM
I don't have the ability to boot from USB or CD on this notebook
I would like to follow a procedure similar to this
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Insta ... /FromLinux (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromLinux)
but need to understand
where the ISO should be stored [I can find the mostly empty partition I want to use]
what changes to make to this code to reflect the location of the ISO?
mkdir /tmp/install_cd
mkdir /tmp/installer

sudo mount disk-image.iso -o loop /tmp/install_cd
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /tmp/installer

sudo rsync -a /tmp/install_cd/ /tmp/installer

sudo umount /tmp/install_cd
sudo umount /tmp/installer

Replace the name of the iso to whatever you downloaded and /dev/sda1 with whatever your new partition is.

Step 3. Edit your grub configuration file (typically /etc/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst) to boot from the new partition by adding the lines

title installer
root (hd0,0)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper root=/dev/ram ramdisk_size=1048576 rw
initrd /casper/initrd.gz

June 30th, 2010, 04:36 PM
I have installed in the past using an adapter & plugging the HDD into the bus on my pc
I've done probably 10 different installs this way, but there is always some level of flakeyness
I am on 10.04lts right now, but lost the ability to boot into mint, I prefer mint [ so far ] as I have had no success getting the sound to work on 10.04lts as yet

June 30th, 2010, 04:37 PM
is Gateway 7330gz, does not have a boot from USB option in bios
the CD/DVD is broken & I'm not going to fix it, being unemployed
10.04 is ok, but my sound only seems to work in mint, I can't seem to find the missing package
I have been able to set static ip addresses using wicd
I have a pc [dual boot mint9 & 10.04] on this network

July 4th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I did a new install by plugging the HHD drive into a different computer