View Full Version : [SOLVED] Fresh reinstall without extra drives

February 28th, 2015, 04:58 PM

Can I reinstall Kubuntu without the use of USB-drives / DVD / other hard-drives ?

Is there a way to execute the installer from within an existing Kubuntu-installation?

I installed Kubuntu without using any of the above and i made a huge mess in the process. (Though, I think my external hard-drive might or might not had something to do with it...). Eventually I succeeded, but now I want to undo any mistakes I might have done.

February 28th, 2015, 09:39 PM
wotanii; Hi ! Welcome to the forum.

Short answer is YES .
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot <-Ubuntu ISOs are designed to allow booting directly from the hard drive using GRUB 2 and eliminates the need for burning a CD/DVD.

Other means do exist, but I sure like this one.

simpler is betterer

March 4th, 2015, 06:35 PM
Thank you Bashing-om. This worked very well.

I had some trouble installing to and from the same partition, but those were solved by reading the article to the end ;-)

March 4th, 2015, 07:31 PM
wotanii; Great !

Pleased to be of some small assistance.

As this is over and done with:
Please mark this thread solved;
aides others seeking the solution,
helps keep the forum clean and
precludes others miss-directing efforts to aid.

Any other situations, feel free to open a new thread.

it's 'buntu

many paths to an end