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    how to install from an .iso on hard drive

    I have dowloaded a new flavor I want to try on a laptop, I do not have a DVD burner and its 1.3GB...will it install on the hard disk if I can extract the ISO and just run the install from a directory, or something to that extent...basically can you install from an ISO without booting it?

    Thanks

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    Re: how to install from an .iso on hard drive

    If the laptop is capable of booting from USB and you have a usb drive at least 2 GB's, you can use unetbootin to create a bootable usb drive from which you can install Ubuntu.

    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
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    wojox is offline I Ubuntu, Therefore, I Am
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    Re: how to install from an .iso on hard drive

    Depending on the Distro. You need the vmlinuz and the initrd. They then rename them and move them to your /boot directory and reconfigure grub to allow you to boot them.

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