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#1 2006-03-28 08:59:47

vilwarin
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Registered: 2005-10-20
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Install via hard disk

Hi!

I have an old laptop without cd-rom and usb.
I have formated the 1 GB HDD ext3 and downloaded a Linux .iso boot cd via tomsrtbt and wget.
I have mounted this .iso also via tomsrtbt and loop, so that I can access it like a cd.

Now I am stuck. How to run setup? Can you help?

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#2 2006-03-28 11:01:23

scrawler
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Re: Install via hard disk

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ins … her_distro

I just installed Arch using this, using a live cd, and it worked like a charm.  I think tomsrtbt would work like a livecd in your case...

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#3 2006-03-28 11:44:52

vilwarin
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Registered: 2005-10-20
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Re: Install via hard disk

thanks!

But there's one more hurdle. I need to get a couple of root / boot disks that allow me to NFS export the Laptop-HDD. tomsrtbt cannot do that. Have you any suggestions?

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#4 2006-03-29 03:47:18

scrawler
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Re: Install via hard disk

no, no suggestions, not really, sorry--but I googled and found

http://archives.mn-linux.org/tclug-list … 00980.html

Probably won't help, but you might get an idea or two...

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#5 2006-03-30 02:22:24

syamajala
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Re: Install via hard disk

i also found another good way to install arch. you could use a damn small linux usb stick and a floppy that loads the kernel. dsl has support for a lot of things, like nfs and wireless. i've installed arch from it a bunch of times. also it has x with fluxbox.

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#6 2006-03-30 09:21:12

avb
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From: Minsk, BY
Registered: 2006-02-08
Posts: 10

Re: Install via hard disk

vilwarin wrote:

Hi!

I have an old laptop without cd-rom and usb.
I have formated the 1 GB HDD ext3 and downloaded a Linux .iso boot cd via tomsrtbt and wget.
I have mounted this .iso also via tomsrtbt and loop, so that I can access it like a cd.

Now I am stuck. How to run setup? Can you help?

use qemu. smile
qemu -hda /dev/hda -cdrom myiso.iso -boot d


Regards, Alex

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#7 2006-03-31 03:21:08

Snowman
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2004-08-20
Posts: 5,212

Re: Install via hard disk

If your laptop has a floppy drive, you could try a floppy install. The floppy images are here:
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/images/

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#8 2006-03-31 03:45:48

scrawler
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Registered: 2005-06-07
Posts: 312

Re: Install via hard disk

Snowman wrote:

If your laptop has a floppy drive, you could try a floppy install. The floppy images are here:
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/images/

duh.  that would be the easiest.

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#9 2006-03-31 05:50:41

scarecrow
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From: Greece
Registered: 2004-11-18
Posts: 714

Re: Install via hard disk

syamajala wrote:

i also found another good way to install arch. you could use a damn small linux usb stick and a floppy that loads the kernel. dsl has support for a lot of things, like nfs and wireless. i've installed arch from it a bunch of times. also it has x with fluxbox.

Nice suggestion, but he said the laptop has no USB ports!  wink


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