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w1av
November 11th, 2008, 01:58 PM
Hi,

I would like to BOOT from an .ISO file that I will copy on a spare partition on my hard drive. I have done this before a few years ago but I am new to Ubuntu and not sure how to enter correct code in GRUB so it finds the .ISO.
I wanted to do this so when I am in a hurry to check email or weather or what have you, I can just boot from the ISO which takes seconds when booting from hard drive compared to booting off CD. In effect, instead of booting from the CD, I copy the ISO to hard drive and modify my menu.lst file to show the location of the ISO.
I remember it is complicated to do this because along with copying over the ISO you also have to copy a couple more files which I don't remember what they are. Initrd.gz???? something like that. But like I said I have done this before using a different linux distribution. If anyone can give me STEP BY STEP instructions I would be most grateful!:popcorn:

logos34
November 11th, 2008, 09:10 PM
not sure what .iso you're referring to, but maybe you can adapt one of these guides:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromLinux
(->'Live CD')

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/larry/livecd/others/boot_hd/boot_hd.htm

good luck