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    Exclamation HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    * Tuto heavily based on john_spiral one, that did not work for Hardy 8.04


    Howdy,

    My debut will be with this simple adapt from john_spiral's tuto to fit Hardy 8.04 install, within the same idea he had back there. This is the link to his original tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=316093


    Things you'll Need:


    1) Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) ALTERNATE .iso (see below)

    2) At least 2 partitions on your HD

    3) vmlinuz & initrd.gz files from Hardy - NOT the ones included on the .iso (see below)




    Steps:



    1) Download the ALTERNATE .iso from the Ubuntu download site:

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

    REMEMBER: mark the "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD." option, at the botton.


    2) Download both vmlinuz & initrd.gz files, Hardy's version, from this site:

    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...ages/hd-media/


    3) Create an /boot folder on your secondary HD partition, and move the alternate .iso and the vmlinuz & initrd.gz from step (2) onto it.


    4) If you don't have Grub already installed, install it on a removable media or Hard Disk. Then, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the following entry:

    Code:
    title Install Ubuntu Hardy
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz vga=normal ramdisk_size=149720 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz

    Where, here I quote john_spiral:
    **(hd0,2) refers to the 1st hard drive 'hd0' and the 3rd partition '2'.

    The counting of partitions and hard drives starts at zero. Linux loves making life complicated

    Change (hd0,2) to match the drive and partition of your .iso file.

    e.g (hd1,3) Refers to drive 2 and partition 4.

    5) OK! You are ready to go! Now reboot your system (with the removeable media if you installed Grub on it) and choose the "Install Ubuntu Hardy" entry.


    6) Now follow the installation as usual, which should be working as if the disk was in the CD-ROM tray.


    Any trouble, I may try to help! Just leave a post!


    Thanks to Kacike, and to john_spiral, whose tuto helped me install Gutsy and heavily based this one.
    Last edited by Kidaf; May 17th, 2008 at 12:04 AM. Reason: typos

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    Looking good!

    I'll keep my eye on this thread to see if I can lend a hand.

    John

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    Again, thanks john_spiral. I just hope this tuto helps those orphans of your tuto, that won't work quite right on installing Hardy.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    will this work with the regular desktop iso file?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    I don't think so. I didn't try, though, but if you have already downloaded the LiveCD, you can try it. Else, just download the alternate one, as explained on the tuto, and use it. =)

    If you have any success with the LiveCD or any trouble with the alternate, feedback. =)

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    Quote Originally Posted by ulinthetechmage View Post
    will this work with the regular desktop iso file?
    Hi ulinthetechmage,

    if the .iso file is a bootable image of an operating system it's got a good chance it will work.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    Im pretty sure from reading other threads that only the alternate iso works.

    But i have a problem.

    When installing I get

    Error while running 'modprobe -v yenta_socket'
    Googling gives me something about the pcmia..

    Continuing the install seems ok but im not sure about the partitioning.

    This is due to only getting the console when install is finished and am unable to find the orginal iso.


    Any ideas?
    Last edited by Deadlocked; September 16th, 2008 at 08:08 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadlocked View Post
    Im pretty sure from reading other threads that only the alternate iso works.

    But i have a problem.

    When installing I get

    Error while running 'modprobe -v yenta_socket'
    Googling gives me something about the pcmia..

    Continuing the install seems ok but im not sure about the partitioning.

    This is due to only getting the console when install is finished and am unable to find the orginal iso.


    Any ideas?
    Hi deadlocked,

    did you use the alt .iso file?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    I did.


    But after starting from scratch im stuck in console mode.

    Im really not familer with it so i cant seem to find the orginal iso.

    im trying to follow these posts

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=316093&page=13

    Cheers for help.

    Basically I followed guide.

    When i restart and expect normal gui i get console mode.

    This happens everytime i try installing ubuntu.

    Since i have no expierence with the ubuntu console im stuck.

    all help is appreciated.
    Last edited by Deadlocked; September 16th, 2008 at 10:33 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Hardy 8.04 without a CD-ROM, from an .iso file with Grub

    if you have access to a floppy/floppy drive try booting off the full fat ubuntu .iso file using this technique:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=666267

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