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    Exclamation Arghhh! Install Help

    I want to install without a cd.

    Problems:
    • Followed this tutorial
      Code:
      http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/08/install-any-linux-distro-directly-from.html
    • Got an error saying "Something not found" , even though i typed in exact address to iso.

    Solution:
    ??????

    Please reply back or add my msn @
    Code:
    psychokyd@hotmail.com

  2. #2

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    Have you tried unetbootin and booting off an USB stick?
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

  3. #3

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    No i haven't, please explain.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    Well, simply go here:

    UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads

    A bit lower you have instructions on how to accomplish this task, if that won't work come back in here

    I understand that your motherboard supports booting off USB stick? ( i assume you know how to do this? )
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

  5. #5

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    No, i am completely new to Linux, have been trying to get help installing for the last 2 days!

  6. #6

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    Just read the instructions there, they are pretty simple to follow. To boot with the USB stick most motherboards ned you to press F12 or some other button in order to get to the boot menu where you choose to boot off the USB stick.

    So download and install unetbootin, follow instructions and post what have you done.
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

  7. #7

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    Okay, so i loaded iso , ran program, everything, brought me to the same place i was, i choose hard disk, it says enter something, but i don't know what to enter in there.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    It's much easier to use the Live CD ISO, because it's self-contained.

    Just install it with unetbootin, run it, and it will let you install.

    You can use the DVD (it sounds like that's what you're doing?), but you'd need to partition the drive first so that you can put a copy of the ISO somewhere for the installer to access. Goodness only knows why, but that's the only way I've figured out how to do it...

    If you want to do it this way, I'd suggest making an EXT partition that you aren't going to install to, and putting the ISO in the root of the partition, and naming it 'dvd.iso'. Then it should be easy enough to find.

    Much easier, though, to just use the live CD iso...

  9. #9

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    Isnt the live cd just a demo, not full?

  10. #10

    Default Re: Arghhh! Install Help

    Nope.

    It's not *exactly* the same as the DVD, in the sense that the install scripts are slightly different. But if you install the live CD, then install all the software from the repos that would have been on the DVD, in theory you have an indistinguishable system (at least for practical purposes - I don't doubt some of the clever folks might be able to tell the difference, but I digress...)

    If it doesn't work, come back, and someone will talk you through doing it the way you were doing it, but rest assured that there's no real reason to prefer the DVD if the CD works, and you have high-limit broadband so can download stuff afterwards...

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