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How to boot from an .iso file in GRUB2? [duplicate]

Is there a way for doing this?
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2answers
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Using a bootable live cd disk image mounted on the hard drive

I want to mount the contents of a boot-able CD image, like Ubuntu rescue remix, to a partition of the hard drive. So I can have an entry in Grub to boot to the contents of that disk, http://www....
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1answer
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Is it possible to install from a mounted ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso already downloaded to the desktop? [duplicate]

I have a machine that seems to have some issues, and I would like to install directly from the iso image already on the HDD. I cannot for some reason boot from a LiveCD nor from a USB stick. I ...
0
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1answer
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Install linux to hard drive from live partition [duplicate]

I was thinking that I could make a small 4GB partition on my 320GB hard drive. This small partition could be used as a live install partition. What i would do is I would make the partition, boot from ...
0
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1answer
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Installation of Ubuntu 13.10 desktop from ISO file [duplicate]

I downloaded ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso from my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. How to install ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso from my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
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1answer
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How to boot to Ubuntu ISO image on drive? [duplicate]

I can't boot to the Ubuntu 14.10 ISO I have on my drive (running Ubuntu 14.04 as my main OS btw). I added these lines to the bottom of /etc/grub.d/40_custom: menuentry 'ubuntu-iso' { set isofile="...
0
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0answers
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Install Ubuntu - no LiveCD or USB [duplicate]

I have just come back onto my laptop to find that Ubuntu isn't loading the Unity interface, only the desktop icons. (Probably a bad update or something) One of my desktop icons is Netbeans - which I ...
0
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0answers
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How to reinstall 12.04 with no CD [duplicate]

I am trying to run the Ubuntu Installer in order to do a 12.04 to 12.04 upgrade effectively reinstalling Ubuntu without losing personal files. Please could someone point me in the right direction ...
0
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0answers
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How to install Xubuntu from a hard drive instead of a DVD or a USB stick? [duplicate]

I have an old computer and I want to install Xubuntu 13.04 on it. The problem is it has no DVD drive (only a CD one) and it won't boot from a USB stick (it boots from the CD-ROM and/or the HDD only). ...
0
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0answers
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Bootable Ubuntu Install Partition [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on my dad's laptop a year ago and I wanted to install another ubuntu based distro on his laptop . He has no cds or dvds so I thought about making partition that would pretty much ...
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6answers
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How to boot from non-Ubuntu live ISO images like Fedora or CentOS?

I found that it can be done with loopback as follows menuentry "Lucid ISO" { loopback loop (hd0,1)/boot/iso/ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/...
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1answer
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Want [ubuntu]iso bootable on external hdd as liveCD

---Getting to the point: -Would like to take iso file of ubuntu and put it on my hdd and make it bootable. Not copy from cd. Or use USB. -Strictly take iso, manipulate it onto hdd as live bootable ...
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4answers
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How install Ubuntu on old Compaq notebook?

I have an old Compaq notebook. I want to install Ubuntu 12.04. The notebook has these specs: AMD Athlon CPU 30 GB HD 512 MB memory 14" screen Can I install on this notebook? The notebook ...
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0answers
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 from ISO image [duplicate]

Having installed Ubuntu 13.04 I've downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 ISO to upgrade from it. This answer doesn't work because there is no cdromupgrade file in the mounted ISO disk. How can I upgrade 13.04 to ...
1
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1answer
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GRUB cannot find the ISO image on the hard-disk?

I have an old computer with Kubuntu version 10.10. I want to install the latest version and followed the instruction according the post Install Ubuntu from ISO image directly from hard disk of a ...

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