install ubuntu without CD-rom drive?
ehodgins at telusplanet.net
Tue Oct 11 20:01:26 UTC 2005
> The computer has Windows 2000 on it now, and has extra room on the
> hard drive. Can I copy the contents of the Ubuntu CD to it, and run
> the install from the hard drive? I can't find any success stories
> about that on Google. I think this is possible with Debian, so I'm
> hoping it's kept in Ubuntu.
Have a look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Installation/WithFloppies
What this author did was:
1.. Boot from Debian Sarge install floppies
2.. Get far enough to have network access
3.. Use the Debian Sarge installer to partition the hard drive
4.. Use debootstrap from Ubuntu to put Ubuntu there instead
5.. Reboot, crossing some fingers.
Read the WHOLE page...there is a Q & A section about a third of the way in
the throws off the flow of the page somewhat (at least it tossed me at
first -- I'm not sure how many folks are contributing to this page: one,
two, three?) The stuff relating to Ubuntu starts half way down the page
under Getting Debootstrap.
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