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    Default Install without burning: can grub launch *.iso?

    Hello !
    I run a mandriva 2008 spring distro, and I'd like to give opensuse a try.

    here are some facts:
    -I've downloaded the dvd *.iso.
    -My hard drive is partitionned into 3 partitions: 1 for Mandriva (/dev/hda1), 1 for the /home in mandriva (/dev/hda6), and one for Opensuse (/dev/hda7)
    -I own a 2GB flash Key

    What I want to do:
    I'd like to install Opensuse without burning any cd or dvd. The iso is located on the /home partition (/dev/hda6).

    I tried with a 9.3 mini-install cd I had, but I don't know what setting to give to the install.

    I'm trying to srtup my grub sothat it could launch the iso.

    Here is waht my grub look like:
    timeout 3
    color black/cyan yellow/cyan
    gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/gfxmenu
    default 3
    title linux
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=UUID=481d191d-195c-4ff9-9199-1f226bfb5b49 splash=silent vga=788
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.img
    title Installation Suse v11
      root (hd0,5)
      kernel /home/splitsch/Bureau/opensuse/boot/i386/loader/linux splash=silent showopts
      initrd /home/splitsch/Bureau/opensuse/boot/i386/loader/initrd
    When I boot on "Installation Suse 11", it says "error 15- no kernel found on /home/splitsch/Bureau/opensuse/boot/i386/loader/linux"

    Can anyone help me with this ?



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    Default Re: Install without burning: can grub launch *.iso?

    Ok, I fixed it

    I had to mention, in grub, this line
    /splitsch/Bureau/opensuse/boot/i386/loader/ et not this one:
    /home/splitsch/Bureau/opensuse/boot/i386/loader/ , since /home/ is the way mandriva mount this disk, not grub nor the bios or anything.

    It works


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    San Diego (California)

    Default Re: Install without burning: can grub launch *.iso?

    thanks for updating us with your solution!
    ~ There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't. ~

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    Default Re: Install without burning: can grub launch *.iso?

    No problem.

    Here is a complete tutorial in French.

    Installer opensuse 11 sans gravure, en passant par Grub

    Ce tutorial permet d'installer opensuse en bottant sur le mdia d'installation directement depuis grub.
    ==>grub boot sur l'iso (ou presque)

    = I put this explanation in french, in case some french dude do some searches in french in those forum.

    Bye !

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