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    Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each time?

    Love to try the daily builds of Ubuntu 14.04, but is there a way to install the daily
    builds without having to burn a DVD each time?

    Just asking.

    Carl
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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    If booting with grub2, yes.
    Of course you can just install once and update, unless you also want to test the install process.

    Use zsync to download a new ISO. Then reboot and use grub to boot new ISO.

    This will boot an ISO from a hard drive or any second drive
    ISO Booting with Grub 2 from Hard drive - drs305
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot
    Examples - you may copy & edit for your path & ISO version
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...OBoot/Examples
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1549847
    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
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1535864
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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    Use Test Drive.

    TestDrive is a unique, Ubuntu tool for "test-driving" daily development releases of Ubuntu (desktop, server, Kubuntu, etc.) by incrementally syncing and running it in a virtual machine. TestDrive provides a simple mechanism for any Ubuntu user to download, test and provide feedback on the current Ubuntu release under development.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Testdrive

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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    Quote Originally Posted by cwmoser View Post
    Love to try the daily builds of Ubuntu 14.04, but is there a way to install the daily
    builds without having to burn a DVD each time?

    Just asking.

    Carl
    You can use your USB pendrive and boot the .iso from there, then decide to install or run live.

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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    I followed the procedures in the links in post #2.
    I tried both the grub-rescue and the manual entry for my trusty ISO
    but neither method will insert an entry in my Grub2 menu when I boot.

    Any ideas?

    Carl
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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    You have to manually add an entry to grub2 in 40_custom.
    And the examples in links have to be adjusted for your path to your ISO folder.

    gksudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom

    sudo update-grub

    This is my entry, but I use gpt partitioning (even on flash drive) and my iso folder is in partition 4.

    Code:
    menuentry "Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty ISO 64bit" {
        set isofile="/iso/trusty-desktop-amd64.iso"
        insmod part_gpt
        loopback loop (hd0,4)$isofile 
        linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=$isofile nomodeset
        initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
    }
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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    Quote Originally Posted by cwmoser View Post
    I followed the procedures in the links in post #2.
    I tried both the grub-rescue and the manual entry for my trusty ISO
    but neither method will insert an entry in my Grub2 menu when I boot.

    Any ideas?

    Carl
    Hi there, I suggest an easy solution: DVD-RW

    I've used a Verbatim DVD-RW since Lucid Last night, I did a fresh install (UG), and the same disk, rewritten about 30 times, still worked

    I dont like to tweak GRUB beyond inserting a pretty pic into the boot menu, so good luck with that

    Peace.
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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    I would suggest using grml-rescueboot.

    Integrates Grml ISO booting into GRUB
    This package provides a script for update-grub which looks for
    Grml ISO images in /boot/grml and automatically adds an entry
    for each image. The purpose is to use one of those images to
    boot a Grml rescue system without using a CD or USB stick.
    You can change the location of ISO images from default /boot/grml to something more convenient. For example I changed it to the directory on one of my user writable partitions.

    Edit this file:

    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/default/grml-rescueboot
    and change the ISO_LOCATION to your desired directory

    # Location of ISOs:
    ISO_LOCATION="/media/Wolne/iso/"
    Once you have everything setup you have to run:

    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    To add your ISO images to GRUB.

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    Re: Love to try the daily builds - is there a way without having to burn a DVD each t

    +1 for usb boot.

    I bought a blu-ray for backups some years back and then about 3 months after that I realized that USB sticks are much more practical for booting, and hard drives are much more cost effective for backups.
    Help stamp out MBR partition tables. Use GPT instead!

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