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    Alternative installation methods?

    Rather than downloading and burning the Linux iso to a disc, and using that disc to install the Linux OS, is there a way to directly install the OS from the iso?

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
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    Yes, it is possible to start the installation process from files on a harddisk. The installer can then either be launched from a running OS, or from the BIOS using a bootloader like GRUB.

    Debian has a lot of info on various ways of installation. The principle applies across the board, pretty much, though the details may vary.

    2.4.*Installation Media

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