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    possible to copy install cd to hard drive and install from hd?

    is it possible to copy install cd (8.04) to hard drive and install from hard drive?

    Here's my problem:
    installing on toshiba portege 3500 with cardbus cdrom. install starts ok with BIOS set to boot from CD. I press "english", then install ubuntu... then I think my cdrom drive becomes unrecognizable by the second part of the install process. Casper log says something like "can't find live file system".

    So I was thinking that I could boot with the cd, then change the options with F6 to point to "cdrom1", where I copy the install CD, instead of "/cdrom".

    My current opensuse 10.3 freezes when copy cd files from nautilus into the "cdrom1" folder i created directly off of "/".

    thanks for any help.
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    aBitLater

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    Re: possible to copy install cd to hard drive and install from hd?

    If you have Windows on that computer, take a look at the following Wiki page:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...on/FromWindows

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    Re: possible to copy install cd to hard drive and install from hd?

    Or, since you have OpenSuse 10.3, what about Lubi?

    http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lubi.html

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    Re: possible to copy install cd to hard drive and install from hd?

    EDIT: READ THIS

    You can use the alternate cd to install ubuntu from your hard disk.
    Download the alternate cd and move the iso in the "/" (root) directory
    of opensuse.

    Download initrd.gz and vmlinuz
    from:for 32 bit or for 64 bit.

    Create a new folder in the root of your filesystem (/ubuntu) and move the files in it.

    Edit your menu.lst and add this lines:
    title UBUNTU INSTALL
    root (hdX,Y)
    kernel /ubuntu/vmlinuz
    initrd /ubuntu/initrd.gz
    replace (hdX,Y) with the root partition of opensuse.
    Reboot your computer and select UBUNTU INSTALL from the grub menu.
    Last edited by sisco311; July 3rd, 2008 at 09:25 PM.

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