currently running Xp Pro on first 30gb partition of hard drive with second 30gb partition formated as NTFS(My Documents). The hard drive has unused partition space of around 20gb. Also have second internal Hard Drive with 20gb FAT32 partition with 80gb unused partition space.
I had extracted openSUSE-11.2-iso to the FAT32 partition. Then I had used a virtual drive to mount the original linux.iso while running windows. The program started and ran a few commands. Then required restart.
The boot now contained a boot menu with windows and openSUSE installer. The Installer required CD, Network, Or HardDrive for setup files. I selected hardDrive, select the FAT32 partition, “/”, and pressed enter. The Installation Begain. I got to the partition setup process which setups a Swap and Linux partition. initiated install.
it begains by seting up the partitions and as it adds the windows mount points for the three partitions NTFS, NTFS, and when it tries to mount the FAT32 it creates an error.
the error states the partition busy, basically cause it is supplying the setup files. Trying to run the install again i can not edit the FAT32 partition to unmount as it contains the setup files.
is installing openSUSE from a hardDrive possible while running windows without using CD or DVD?