[Ilugc] Boot ISOs wthout buring them
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 20:55:11 IST 2006
On 8/28/06, Sai Kiran <saikiranrgda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/27/06, Girish Venkatachalam <girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 8/27/06, Krishna P <mail2krish at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 8/27/06, Kumar Appaiah <akumar at ee.iitm.ac.in> wrote:
> > > >
> > Can u use user mode linux or chroot for it? I wonder.
> May be UML might be made to run from it. but not chroot.
Well, this page says otherwise.
With just three commands, you can do wonders.
losetup /dev/loop0 lunar-1.5.1-i686.iso
mount /dev/loop0 /mnt -o ro
chroot /mnt /sbin/lunar-install
Just replace the /sbin/lunar-install command with an appropriate one,
that is all.
chroot is very powerful! In fact you can run linux inside linux very
easily using chroot
whereas uml is somewhat painful.
> This is possible in distros like fedora, where u can use the usb to
> boot from a USB. Fedora comes with a USB boot image. if such a image
> exists just dd the image into a USB and lo u have a bootable USB, by
> passing certain arguments to the kernel u can install of the ISO
> images on the HDD.
Debian also gives a very easy procedure for USB keyflash boot. It is
really very straightforward.
I am looking out how to do it for *BSD.
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