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Re: installating from iso



On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Jerry Ro <jerrro gmail com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Mmm.. If I understand correctly, I am past the stage that you referred to me
> in the guide - I already have a USB stick with Live CD - I think that's what
> they suggest there? I actually want to install a fedora on part of the hard
> disk. But I could maybe mount the full DVD .iso using the USB stick live
> version, after mounting the Vista partition which contains that ISO, and run
> the installation from the mounted .iso - that's what I was trying to look
> for in google. I was hoping it is possible to do that, instead of having to
> boot from the full DVD version for full installation (since I dont have a
> DVD or a 4GB USB stick...)
>
> Thanks for your answer.
>
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 9:35 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan <pocallaghan gmail com>
> wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 21:04 -0400, Jerry Ro wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I thought I would try installing Fedora 9. Unfortunately, my laptop
>> > has no optical drive.
>> > I made a bootable USB stick, and like I said, I manage to boot from
>> > it, but the fonts are corrupt.
>> > Still, I can move to text mode (say ctrl-alt-f1) and use the Live
>> > version quite well.
>> >
>> > Since I have Vista, I thought I might have an easier way of installing
>> > Fedora without having a DVD. I thought of downloading the ISO and then
>> > looking for a boot loader or something of that sort that can "boot"
>> > from an .iso file (on a windows partition.)
>> > I know one can mount an .iso on linux to a directory, so I see no
>> > reason why a boot loader could not do something like that as well.
>>
>> Because it's a completely different situation. You're asking for the
>> boot loader to understand the Windows filesystem so it can find the iso
>> file.
>>
>> > However, I did not manage to find something to allow me to do that.
>> > Looking on google leads to all kind of "hints" that it is possible to
>> > somehow install fedora using the DVD .iso (on the Vista partition) or
>> > from the Live CD on a USB stick (without being connected to the
>> > internet), but nothing explicit. Anyone has experience with it? Also,
>> > I hope Fedora 9 installation will make it easy to create a new
>> > partition for it (or maybe I should first deal with using gparted to
>> > prepare a partition properly)...
>>
>> Have you read the Fedora Installation Guide? There's a section
>> specifically about installing from USB media:
>>
>> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f9/en_US/sn-making-media.html#id325326
>>
>> poc


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