Installing Linux throught windows without CD

(``-_-´´) -- Fernando ubuntu at
Fri Aug 17 18:47:31 UTC 2007

On 8/16/07, Massimo Dal Zotto <dz at> wrote:
> A guest Ubuntu can also become a host system if installed in a
> harddisk partition.
> You can install Ubuntu from an iso image file to a real partition
> with VMware. Basically you define a vmware vmdk for the real hardisk,
> install Ubuntu in a (real) partition under VMware and then reboot
> the real machine from the Ubuntu partition. I have just installed
> (remotely!) a server with this method and it works fine.
> You could probably also use qemu instead of vmware but I haven't
> tried it for this purpose.
> --
> Massimo Dal Zotto

Does this really work?
I've never done this on GNU/Linux, but on windows it would work 'cause
of Hardware HAL configuration.
I would supose that the same would happen in ubuntu.

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