I just built a PC and I have 2 hard drives. I'm currently booting off the SSD with Windows, and I want to install Ubuntu on the other HDD. I downloaded the ISO, now what? Can I install it without having to burn it onto a cd/USB Flash Drive or anything else?

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  • You need to "burn" the iso to some device you can boot from. – Pilot6 Aug 29 '17 at 10:38
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    Well you could put the iso in a partition and tell grub to boot from there but from an usb is so much easier... – Rinzwind Aug 29 '17 at 10:41
  • You can install ubuntu directly from HDD, but you have to go through a lot of trouble for that. The easiest option would be to make a bootable usb device and install from it. Here is a tutorial how to do that from HDD directly if you want to go the hard way. – Russo Aug 29 '17 at 10:42
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    @Pilot6 That question has no indication on how to do it without a USB. – Ab_ Aug 29 '17 at 10:42
  • You can use another HDD for that. It can be a SATA disk, not a USB. You can use your SSD for that, but it is quite difficult if you want to keep Windows there. – Pilot6 Aug 29 '17 at 10:50