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Hi all, Is there any way to install Fedora from windows (to another hdd) or from another hdd on the same computer ? I'm currently running Windows XP atm. Any ...
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    Possible to install from windows or another hdd ?


    Hi all,

    Is there any way to install Fedora from windows (to another hdd) or from another hdd on the same computer ?

    I'm currently running Windows XP atm.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated,
    Thanks

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    Take a look at the responses to this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zelmo
    I used to install SuSE from a hard drive. A simple way to do it is go to ftp.suse.com, copy the "bootdisks" directory and the directory containing the distro (SUSE-Linux10.0-GM-Extra at the moment) to your hard drive, then create a boot disk using the resources in the "bootdisk" directory. When you boot from the disk, you'll specify the hard drive as your installation source.
    Thanks for the link Zelmo.

    I downloaded and copied the boot images to disk. When I boot up and select install, I have no option to point to the distro iso images and I receive a kernal error. I have the images on my windows root drive. How would I go about pointing the installation from the bootdisk to the images ?

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    I'm afraid I can't offer much insight there, beacuse it depends entirely on the installer, which is different for most distros and normally only gets used once.
    I do recall when install Debian that some options like that weren't part of the graphical installer, so I had to cancel out at some point, which put me into an ncurses installer. That gave me a lot more options.
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    Before you press install, at the bottom of the screen there are some options for the screen res and install source look for those. But it has been a while sience I installed SuSE so I may be wrong about where those menus are but they are there somewhere, look to the bottom of the screen.
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