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Hi all - I am currently running FC4 and i want to install a second Linux OS, but i cannot use any CD or Floppy to boot from. Any ideas ...
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    Installing a second Linux OS without any removable media


    Hi all -
    I am currently running FC4 and i want to install a second Linux OS, but i cannot use any CD or Floppy to boot from. Any ideas on how to go about doing this? I am thinking that i can download an ISO, mount it on a new partition and boot using it? However, im pretty new at using Linux and dont quite know how to go about it or even if it is a good idea. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    you can mount it with
    Code:
    mount -t iso9660 -o loop /path/to/iso /mount/path
    if you're using lilo you can add something like
    Code:
    image=/mount/path
    	label="<label>"
    	root=/dev/hdaX
    	vga=791
    	read-only
    to /etc/lilo.conf and the run lilo again.

    the only problem is that the image has to be mounted at boot time and i'm not quite sure how to add the "-o loop" option to /etc/fstab.

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