As far as I know it's not possible yet to perform a netinstall of a Linux distro from a wifi connection...
For question 2: Probably won't work on wlan, though you could also pre-download the packages to your hard drive and use those by selecting "Hard Drive" as the installation source. (note that that'll only work on the Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva, and Archlinux installers, not the Ubuntu one). If you have a CD though, and just want to boot that, you can boot from the CD through GRUB, by adding this to the menu.lst:
More details at http://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki...n_GRUB_for_DOSCode:title Boot CD cdrom --init map --hook chainloader (cd0) boot
Last edited by tuxcantfly; October 10th, 2007 at 10:51 PM.
I have the mandriva one 2008 kde iso downloaded and i want to use unetbootin to install it. I select 'hard disk' installation method and direct it to the right directory of the iso but it says its not there (when i know it is).
Heres what im typing under directory "/home/xxx/downloads/" and it didnt work, so i tried "/home/xxx/downloads/mandriva-one-2008-kde-i586.iso" but that didnt work either.
Is it because this only works with mandriva free and not with mandriva one?
And do the iso files have to be extracted or can they just be as an iso?
Just wondering, are there any plans to allow an option that isn't as automated? I'd like to select the packages I install instead of having seemingly everything installed. Things like OO, Firefox, etc I don't need and just take up hd space.
Other than that, it's great. I used it twice on two laptops with feisty and I'm going to try it with gutsy now.
Edit: Looks like Gutsy's installer has it now, though not as customizable as I'd hoped. It still installs openoffice, games, firefox, thunderbird, pidgin, etc which I didn't select.
Last edited by Donkor; October 14th, 2007 at 01:50 PM.
Last edited by tuxcantfly; October 14th, 2007 at 05:56 PM.
Hi well i have a small question, i want this i really do i want to install ubuntu on a PC with no Floppy or CD Rom or bootable usb so this is great.... but what i really want is this in a very small install package, that i can leave on the HD in another partition. That can do just this, incase the OS i am going to put on breaks or dies or i want to change it. Then i could boot to the loader an select UNetbootin an do another install... is there anything like this? a micro-distro that has UNetbootin or another such tool that can either fetch the install from the net an let me install, or boot an extracted ISO like UNetbootin can that is designed to be left on the HD in a little partition on its own do it can be booted to do recoverys etc?
http://supergrub.forjamari.linex.org/ and that'll let you start up UNetbootin through the Windows bootloader.