Fedora :: How To Install From DVD ISO On Hard Disk
Oct 26, 2010
Sometimes it may be necessary, or just convenient, to install Fedora from the DVD ISO file located on a local hard drive. The method I describe here does that, with two requirements. It uses GRUB4DOS, and the necessary files must be located on a FAT32 or EXT2/3/4 partition. Create the new partition and name it "FEDORA". It does not need to be a primary partition, and can be deleted later. An existing partition can also be used, but you will either need to change it's name as shown or put the correct name in the kernel line of the menu.lst file when that is created in step 5.
Use your favorite ISO program to open or mount the the DVD ISO image file and extract the /images directory to the root of the partition. Copy the DVD ISO image file to the root directory of the partition. Prepare a method to boot GRUB4DOS. See the following GRUB4DOS tutorial page for details about that task. [URL] Create a menu.lst file for GRUB4DOS with the following lines and place it in the appropriate location for your installation of GRUB4DOS.
title F13 DVD Install
find --set-root /Fedora-13-i386-DVD.iso
map /Fedora-13-i386-DVD.iso (hd32)
kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz repo=hd:LABEL="FEDORA":/
Now just boot GRUB4DOS, select "F13 DVD Install" from the menu, and install away!
For the GRUB4DOS direct-mapping to work, the ISO file cannot be fragmented. If the partition is fresh (newly created), that shouldn't be a problem. However, using an existing partition will likely fragment the file, and you'll need to defragment it with a Windows utility (FAT32) first. I've actually only done this on FAT32, but EXT should work too, theoretically... Translation - use FAT32 on a new partition.
how to install fedora 14 dvd iso from hard disk without burning a dvd. On internet i found 2 articles which are mostly copy pasted on all sites. Dont know whether the same is valid for now. I have currently windows xp running on my 1st hdd on which i intend to install fedora 14 on a logical partition. i have ubuntu 10.04 running on my second hdd.
As I have no blank cds handy right now, I had to go the way descirbed here:URL...But when I seect my partition and / (no sub dirs, an empty ext3 formated 6.8GB partition, exclusivly for that usage) it tells me there ws no installation media found and the search path got automagically adjusted to /imges/image.img.And ideas howto fix that? Or how to install fedora from harddisk (without big fuss)?
I have read other posts regarding the installations of different distros on external hard disk, but these did not help..
I want to install fedora 12 on a new external hard disk, so that i can boot from it on any system that supports booting from usb hard disk, and do all my work from the extenal hard disk itself. I want to know the exact procedure to install fedora on extenal hdd, and what do i need to do, so that the grub, (which i will install on the /boot partition of external hdd), get detected by the primary boot loader of mbr..
Or, I just need to boot from external hard disk.. please any one try to make it possible.
I managed to have the ATI Catalyst driver (10.12) installed on a machine with F14 x86_64, Radeon HD 57xx and I also installed the ATI SDK Samples for OpenCL. ATI Catalyst reports OpenGL fine, glxinfo is fine, all OpenCL samples that do not use OpenGL are working fine. I used the "install to hard drive" feature of the F14 x86_64 desktop disk. Problem: which headers and libraries do I need to install in order to use OpenGL in an application? I would also like to have the OpenCL working on the system for another application.
Previously I had a small application working with SDL + Mesa library on FC9 using software rendering, but after F14 installation and ATI card addition the app is not working. Files gl.h, glu.h are missing. I checked the system and I found only a glew.h header. I tried linking against glew but it complains about glu.h (file not found).
I looked on the Internet and I found a post that someone suggested installing xorg-x11-devel, but there is no such package. I tried installing libX11-devel...f1.x86_64 but the gl.h/glu.h were still missing. I tried compiling the latest Mesa library with make linux-dri-x86_64 and it complains about egl. All dependencies have been checked (dri2proto, X11 version, libdrm, kernel version). After Mesa installation ATI Catalyst is no longer reporting OpenGL and glxinfo is not working. Am I supposed to install just the Mesa library without the ATI driver? Am I supposed to use glew only with the ATI driver?
after installing Ubuntu on one WD 500 GB hard disk and after making mistake and pasting wrong code into Terminal:my OTHER WD 500 GB hard disk that was also in the system (I guess it was "hd1") - died.The problem must be, I guess, I typed wrong code: "hd1,1" instead of "hd0,0".)500 GB (NTFS) of data was on that other (non-Ubuntu) hard disk, and now I can not access it anymore. While booting, system gives "Hard Disk Error" warning and stops.One again: I installed Ubuntu od one hard disk and at the end of instalation I pasted wrong code for GRUB, giving address of another hard disk. Now that other hard disk has error and will not work
I have a sata 320 gb with mandriva linux 2009.1 on it.And it is what curently atached to my cpu. It is shown as 'sda' in the partition table.I also have another 40gb hard disk with windows xp installed on it.It is shown as 'hda' in the partition table . Now what i want to do is attach this 40gb hard disk to my pc and configure grub on my 320gb hard disk('sda') so as to boot windows xp(which is residing on the second hard disk,'hda')Can anyone tell me if what im doing is feasible or not? If it is feasible,can anyone suggest me how to get it working. I know i just need to add 2-3 lines to my grub.conf, but dont know what exactly i need to write.
I had a dual boot (windows 7 + debian), both of them installed in my internal hard disk, with the GRUB in it. I have recently installed a second linux distro (mint), but I put it in an external hard disk. Now the GRUB allows me to boot any of the three operating systems, but I need the external disk to do it. It seems that after the mint installation the GRUB is now working from the external disk (if the external disk is not connected, the machine does not boot.) �Is there a way to change the location of the GRUB, to the internal hard disk of my laptop?
I was using Terminal and browsing a directory in my home folder. My "home" directory is located on "/dev/sdb1". When in Terminal I typed "ls" in one of my directories and the output was garbage. The output didn't show the files in the directory. I think it said something like, "input/output error". Unfortunately, I didn't write the exact error down. Instead I rebooted.The hard disk with the problem is:
Code: $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb [sudo] password for brian:
I would like to test 12.1 M5 on my real hardware, so I have special for this purpose two additional partitions (sda2 (to install milestone) and sda3 (to store installation ISO files)). I am running my stable 11.4 with Grub on sda1.
I do not like to burn DVDs just for short test of one milestone, so I was used to download DVD ISO, to unpack it to sda3 partition with all its files, then I changed Grub to boot install Linux from sda3. Installation complains there is no DVD or CD, then I chose to force installation from hard disk and select sda3 partition and select root directory "/". As I was used to from 11.4 this will start installation as it would be started from DVD.
But I think the problem has appeared since 12.1, where I get message: No repository found. (on sda3 / ), so the installation does not start.
I know this is not official way to install openSuse, but it worked before, and it was fast and easy for me, to install from hard disk.
I am on F15 32-bit with GNOME 3. I keep getting "A Hard Disk Is Failing" warnings from the Disk Utility, very frequently. Is this a serious issue? Because I knew this to be a bug in Palimpsest DU back in F13/14. Also how can I disable any notifications from this application?
I've used YAST to include a USB hard disk in the export list and mount it to remote machine with NFS. That worked first time the disk was mounted. On the next reboot I saw that the USB disk was mounted again in "/media" but in new folder and its previous folder existed but empty and was mounted with nfs. It seems that first nfs comes mounted in booting time and then USB gets mounted after logging as a user. USB hard disk finds its folder occupied and automatically creates new folder in "/media". What should be done in order to USB hard disk and nfs to be mounted in the same point automatically on the boot ? The second question : When I mount an external disk to be accessible remotely with nfs I get refused to unmount the disk as a USB device. Is it possible to be unmounted as a USB disk done without unmounting it as a nfs as well?
I am going to be in some deep trouble. I tried to remove XP partition that was on my computer and install ubuntu. But the installation ended due to a power failure just after removing XP paritions I guess. Now, my IDE hard disk is not even getting detected. First I thought I have lost my hard disk, Now I have a little hope after seeing this <see attachments> Is there a way to recover the partitions?
I tried to remove XP partition that was on my computer and install ubuntu. But the installation ended due to a power failure just after removing XP paritions I guess. Now, my IDE hard disk is not even getting detected. First I thought I have lost my hard disk, Now I have a little hope after seeing this <see attachments> Is there a way to recover the partitions?
I have a qzd notebook with an rdc 1010 flash drive. I have downloaded the new 11.2 version of opensuse and it now recognises it, so thanks for that.Only trouble is I get an error message of:Failure occured during following action: Setting disk label of disk /dev/sda to msdos. System error code was: -1013A little history is required in orderI had windows xp installed to begin with (fool me ay!) and when I installed the adobe flash player 10, it always crashed my internet explorer, so i managed to find flash player 7, which I installed and it worked (kind of; it played videos, but stallingly; although this might be to do with the fact that i was also upgrading to IE 8 at the same time) but after a few seconds of it playing a video the computer reset and the message DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER appears. It seems that this flash player was some kind of virus and I worry that it may of damaged the flash drive, or is it that it's just messed up the MBR.
I am new to linux. I am trying to install suse 11.3 on my desktop which has following configuration:
Intel Pentium 4 processor 32 bit 512 mb RAM 80 gb Hard Disk
I made a 20gb partition on my hard disk and formatted it as fat32 for installing suselinux on it. I changed my boot priority and booted the system from the bootable dvd. The problems are:
1). Message is displayed telling to ensure that cd 1 is in the drive. I cannot make out what this means when the dvd is already in the drive. If I press ok same message keeps coming if I press back following occurs. 2). The installation starts and asks for language and keyboard type. Then it asks me to specify the hard disk and then a message is displayed that it cannot find repository.
I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu installed on my desktop, I'm trying to get a dual boot going with Windows 7.
The Windows 7 install was fine and the OS is working with no problems at all. But when I try and install Ubuntu, the installer can't see any hard disks on the system. The first screen is OK where it checks for available disk space, but on the following screen there are no disks listed.
I can boot into the Live CD with no problems, and I can see the disk and create partitions with GParted, but when I go back into the install it can't see them. fdisk -l can see them as well code...
I tried using the all_generic_ide option as well because I saw that in another post but it didn't help. I'm not really sure where to go from here, I've looked in the BIOS and there's very few options relating to the HDD, and none of them seem relevant. There's no RAID configuration or anything weird like that.
The machine is an AMD 64 with a Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI motherboard. The HDD is a 250GB SATA2. The disk seems fine, and I've verified the install DVD as well, it seems to be OK (I tried both the 32 and 64 bit installers).
I've recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it doesn't accept password I set during installation. I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.
How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven't done backup... Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and loosing files?
I am going to install the ubuntu 10.0.4LTS to my hard disk under windows XP, here is what i tried
1.down the iso:ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso file from ubuntun.com 2.down the unetbootin-win-549.exe and write the iso file to my USB disk 3.reboot my system to boot from usb disk 4.as i expect, every thing goes well util i got the err like this:
Installation Failed The following file did not match its source copy on the CD/DVD: /target/use/lib/openoffice/basis3.2/program/lib/plug_genli.so