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Hey ya'll i was wondering if anyone knows a way to install sabayon linux v3.4 with out using a cd rom drive, as my laptop's drive has gone out. I ...
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    Installing sabayon w/ out cd rom drive


    Hey ya'll

    i was wondering if anyone knows a way to install sabayon linux v3.4 with out using a cd rom drive, as my laptop's drive has gone out. I have already tried using unetboot, and an external cd rom drive. Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentmyst View Post
    Hey ya'll

    i was wondering if anyone knows a way to install sabayon linux v3.4 with out using a cd rom drive, as my laptop's drive has gone out. I have already tried using unetboot, and an external cd rom drive. Can anyone help?
    And what's the problem with an external cdrom drive, if I may ask?

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    My bios doesn't have a option to boot from it.

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    Well, that's a good reason

    I am not familiar with Sabayon but if you can boot any linux then we might be able to mount the compressed image (I suppose it's just a squashfs compressed image) and install manually or even chroot and launch the instalation scripts by hand.

    Do you have a way to boot from an usb drive or a floppy disk? Do you have any other distro installed on that laptop?

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    Haha yeah thats a good reason lol

    I currently have dual booted windows and Freespire Linux and i also have ubuntu on one of my older desktops. I also have the capability to boot from a USB device, a usb stick or hard drive would be an option. I currently have a 150gb hard drive & a 2 gb flash drive, either we could use.
    Last edited by silentmyst; 04-17-2008 at 03:27 PM. Reason: more details

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