Installing Linux throught windows without CD
debiani386 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 16:26:17 UTC 2007
> On 08/16/2007 06:25 AM, Ricardo Schmidt wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I need to intall Ubuntu in a pc. But this computer does not have CD reader.
>> So, I need to enter in windows to download the iso file.
>> But how could I intall the Ubuntu without the CD drive?!
>> Is there one way to install Ubuntu throughout windows without CD?!
>> Thank in advance,
> As others have mentioned, you can use wubi (added info besides the wubi
> site: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide). However, here are some
> addtional instructions:
> Installation without a CD
> The documents listed below provide instructions for installing Ubuntu
> without using a CD or CD-ROM drive.
> * SmartBootManagerHowto - Installing from a PC which will not boot
> from CD
> * Installation/FromUSBStick - Installing from a USB memory stick
> * Installation/WithFloppies - Installing without a CD drive over a
> * Installation/FromHardDriveWithFloppies - Installing without a CD
> drive or network capabilities from a hard drive
> * Installation/FromWindows - Installing from Windows without using
> floppies, a CD, or any other removable media
> * Installation/FromLinux - Installing using a spare partition from
> an existing Linux system to house the Ubuntu .iso.
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromWindows looks like
> your best bet.
Note that wubi is still in beta. i tried it and it flopped miserably.
What happened was the installer failed, it hung in one spot. i could
switch to other run-levels, but it didnt report any errors. (maybe i was
just getting impatient)
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