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Thursday, August 28, 2008

boot & install debian / ubuntu from ntfs

so, when other distros fail me, i always return to debian. it's a little bit harder to setup, but it (almost) always works on any hardware i have.
  • first i download this debian installer mini.iso
  • i dont burn it. coz, i cant use the cd drive anymore.
  • extract 2 files from the iso into (say) c:\debinst: linux and initrd.gz
  • edit c:\menu.lst and add this:
title install debian
kernel /debinst/linux acpi=off
initrd /debinst/initrd.gz
  • reboot
  • on boot, choose grub. then choose install debian
  • that's it. i install debian (again!)
btw. you can use this way to install ubuntu using Ubuntu Minimal CD

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