Installing from iso file: two ext3 partions on the disk

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Mar 18 11:11:56 UTC 2008

On 18/03/2008, (``-_-´´) -- Fernando <ubuntu at> wrote:
> On Monday 17 March 2008 14:57:34 Dotan Cohen wrote:
>  > I have googled for how to install Ubuntu without burning a disc, and
>  > found many articles, however, they all assume that one is starting
>  > with a Windows partition. They therefore will not work in my
>  > situation. I currently have Feisty running in hda2 and I want to
>  > install alphas and betas of Hardy in hda1. Therefore, I already have a
>  > bootable Linux partion. Assuming that the iso is on hda4 (/home), and
>  > I have a bootable Ubuntu in hda2 (/), how can I install Hardy in hda1?
>  >
>  > The hardware is a Dell Inspiron E1505 / 6400 2gHz DuoCore2 with 2GB
>  > RAM, ATI X1400 and 80GB 7200RPM hard drive. Thanks in advance.
>  >
>  > Dotan Cohen
> I've done that while on gutsy (but encountered lots of probs with those famous frambuffer probs)
>  Its quite easy, but for it to work u will need a partition where to store the ISO (it must be on the root of that partition), and add the folowing to your grub:

If I want to install Hardy in sda1 but keep the current feisty
installation on sda2, can the iso be on sda2 with fiesty? Or, can I
keep the iso on a usb pendrive?

>         title           ubuntu hd install root hd0,7
>         root            (hd0,7)
>         kernel          /hdboot/vmlinuz root=hd0,7 ro
>         initrd          /hdboot/initrd.img
>         boot
>  you will also need the content of the hdboot mini iso available on the archives (i'm offline currently so i can give you the proper link).

I'll google that. Very cool that you can post to the list offline!

>  Good luck, and let us know how you did it.

I will.

Dotan Cohen

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