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Hello I'd like to install my linux distro from my harddrive, so I don't have to buy dvd's THis is possible with windows, is it also with linux? thanks...
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    Install from harddrive?


    Hello
    I'd like to install my linux distro from my harddrive, so I don't have to buy dvd's

    THis is possible with windows, is it also with linux?

    thanks

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    its possible to install Linux from Harddisk. there are a lot of ways to do that. check this link for detailed instructions.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    its possible to install Linux from Harddisk. there are a lot of ways to do that. check this link for detailed instructions.

    Tnx! I'll use it

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    Ok well I don't understand a single thing....
    i tried but

    isn't there something easier?

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    Okk ! I will try to explain step by step.
    is there any other OS installed in you harddisk? did you create partition for Linux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Okk ! I will try to explain step by step.
    is there any other OS installed in you harddisk? did you create partition for Linux?
    ok tnx!

    I currently have windows XP SP2 on a 72 gig hd
    I do have knowledge and a partition program

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    Create two partitions.
    first, 512 MB in Linux-SWAP format and second, ext3 filesystem. Size of ext3 partition depends on Distro. which distro are you going to install? 10-12 GB is enough for almost all distros unless you are going to install servers too.

    you can use GParted LiveCD to create/resize/delete partitions. its one of the best Partition Manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Create two partitions.
    first, 512 MB in Linux-SWAP format and second, ext3 filesystem. Size of ext3 partition depends on Distro. which distro are you going to install? 10-12 GB is enough for almost all distros unless you are going to install servers too.

    you can use GParted LiveCD to create/resize/delete partitions. its one of the best Partition Manager.
    OK, well I'm going to use openSUSE 10.2 but I'd like more then 10 gigs of space for my programs etc if this's possible, say 15?

    what now?

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    download grub4dos and extract it. we need only two files and others are useless. copy grldr file in C:/ drive. create C:\>boot\grub folders and copy menu.lst file from extracted files to c:\boot\grub.
    now open c:\boot.ini file. you have to set its r attribute first.
    add this line at the end of boot.ini file.
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    C:\grldr="Install Linux"
    save file and reboot. does Install Linux title appear at boot up.
    we will start installation in next phase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    download grub4dos and extract it. we need only two files and others are useless. copy grldr file in C:/ drive. create C:\>boot\grub folders and copy menu.lst file from extracted files to c:\boot\grub.
    now open c:\boot.ini file. you have to set its r attribute first.
    add this line at the end of boot.ini file.
    Code:
    C:\grldr="Install Linux"
    save file and reboot. does Install Linux title appear at boot up.
    we will start installation in next phase.
    OK working on it now!
    I'll post when I'm done

    sorry for my late post, router probs

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