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Thread: How to install quantal using the hd-media images?

  1. #1
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    Jul 2006
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    How to install quantal using the hd-media images?

    Over the past years, I have always installed new releases of *buntu directly from my HDD using the hd-media vmlinuz and initrd images available from<version>/main/installer-<arch>/current/images/hd-media/ and booting via GRUB using the entries:

            linux   /hdinst-vmlinuz ramdisk_size=14972 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
            initrd  /hdinst-initrd
    However, now that with Quantal the ISO is no longer a valid CD image, I am getting an error of "cannot load CD image" when I point the installer to the appropriate partition having the ISO in its root (which is detected BTW).

    Can anyone help me in this regard? Thanks!

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    Join Date
    Jun 2009
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: How to install quantal using the hd-media images?

    If using the desktop version you can directly boot the ISO with grub2 loop mount. You do not have to extract kernel. Loopmount does not work on server version.

    This will boot an ISO from a hard drive.
    ISO Booting with Grub 2 from Hard drive - drs305
    Examples - you may copy & edit for your path & ISO version
    Boot ISO from harddrive. To install it would have to be different partition
    [SOLVED] Using grub 2 to boot an iso off hard drive old examples
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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