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I was trying to install fedora 11 from my hard disk, and to no avail. I followed these instructions: tinyurl.com/3yyd7k But ran into a few problems: First off, when I ...
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    I was trying to install fedora 11 from my hard disk, and to no avail. I followed these instructions:

    tinyurl.com/3yyd7k

    But ran into a few problems: First off, when I mount it all to my G drive (2nd hard drive) and follow everything else the same, I get an error windows can't read from the disk, check the configuration blah blah. And, I can't run it from C:/, because even though I'm installing linux to a drive formatted with FAT32, my C:/ drive is NTSF and it seems to just freeze. Do I have any options (seeing as I don't have a CD burner at the moment) for installing a release of linux from just a hard drive? Like, creating a bootable hard disk (which is currently blank) from the ISO image?

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    welcome to the forum

    > install linux w/out CD

    if you have a reasonable net connection, you can install debian
    from 3 floppies...
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpl View Post
    welcome to the forum

    > install linux w/out CD

    if you have a reasonable net connection, you can install debian
    from 3 floppies...
    This was indeed the route I went with: goodbye-microsoft.com had a great installer, it first started on windows, then restarted and went directly into the process of installing the OS, so it was complete cake. I just really wanted fedora 11 with KDE, but I'll burn that and load it up later.

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    > goodbye-microsoft.com

    hey, that's appropriate, eh? didn't know about "debian.exe," like
    it a lot, thanks for the tip. It's so small ~320kb must hijack windows
    network configuration &c, for downloading started immediately.

    > KDE

    assume you are new to debian--

    "apt-cache search kde"

    gives lots of choices, most appropriate

    "apt-get install kde-core"

    I guess the Norse have freed up their licensing.

    again, thanks and welcome to the forum
    the sun is new every day (heraclitus)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpl View Post
    > goodbye-microsoft.com

    hey, that's appropriate, eh? didn't know about "debian.exe," like
    it a lot, thanks for the tip. It's so small ~320kb must hijack windows
    network configuration &c, for downloading started immediately.

    > KDE

    assume you are new to debian--

    "apt-cache search kde"

    gives lots of choices, most appropriate

    "apt-get install kde-core"

    I guess the Norse have freed up their licensing.

    again, thanks and welcome to the forum
    Nice, and thank you very much! I've been trying to get the hang of these commands, and it seems very overwhelming since the linux terminal is infinitely more powerful than DOS or the windows command prompt, but I will get the hang of it edventually. Thanks a bunch.

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    Hi
    I installed F11 from hard disk using unetbootin
    you can find it here:
    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
    i found it very easy and straight forward.
    if you don't have ISO it would download files for you, of cource you need a fast connection for that.
    sometimes it helps to keep ISO at top directory e.g. C:\
    i think it should work for you.
    Sorry, Linux is not my passion .
    Its addiction!!!

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