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Hi I have been looking in to installing a Linux image from within Ubuntu as I ran out of Cd's.

I am currently experiencing problems with my 12.04 and would like to install a second copy to an empty partition on my hdd for testing fixes, the problem I am having is most guides show how to do this from within windows but I want to do it from Ubuntu.

I tried Unetbootin but just got a black screen after GRUB any suggestions?

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Use a USB to install!? –  izx Jul 16 '12 at 9:54
    
I have no empty usb –  mark kirby Jul 16 '12 at 10:09
    
could try virtual box. –  richard Jul 16 '12 at 13:51
    
virtual box dose not get me what I want I need a full install –  mark kirby Jul 16 '12 at 13:55
    
IS your iso a desktop iso or an alternate installer iso? –  Anwar Shah Jul 16 '12 at 18:46

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You can install ubiquity (the graphical installer used in the live images) by simply running sudo apt-get install ubiquity. Install ubiquity-frontend-gtk too, if you want the GTK frontend (sudo apt-get install ubiquity-frontend-gtk). Ubiquity can be run by calling ubiquity kde_ui or ubiquity gtk_ui from a terminal.

I will no try to install as I don't want to have to clean up afterwards. But as far as I can go everything works well. I would expect you to be able to use ubiquity from your installed Ubuntu just as you would from a live image.

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