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installing from iso
« on: December 15, 2008, 07:44:53 am »

 Hey folks. This has been covered before, but if someone could either point out the links or post a how to. I have a POS Everex laptop with a broken cd rom. I did a upgrade to on mandriva and it is worse than ever. I want to go to 5.9 std but I need to install directly fromthe hard drive. I have tried a couple of different options and as we say in New Mexico a whole lotta nada.



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Re: installing from iso
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 07:51:30 am »

You need a working distro on your hard drive. Download the ISO you want. Then mount it with:
su (root pasword)
mount -o loop nameofmyiso /mnt/tmp
cd /mnt/tmp
-now browse the ISO and find the "" script and extract it to the same directory where your ISO is then:
init 2 (to get into single user mode)

(However - I really am unsure whether that method would work from mandriva - try it)
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