Friday, October 19, 2007

Install linux without burning CDs/DVDs

The fundamental part of the process of installing linux without burning CDROMs or DVDs ALL the freaking time, is booting your machine into linux from within windows, with GRUB for NT.
This new loader allows booting a linux image using the NT boot loader. Now, selecting the right linux kernel and initrd image is something else. The UNetBootin project claims that it automates this process in an easy way...
My experiences on using these tools will follow....

2 comments:

Dimitrios G. Lymperopoulos said...

Too bored to append to my blog... I used Unetbootin (Grub for NT) with Mandriva 2008 and it worked like a charm. I was very pleased with the Mandriva installer (perhaps the best I've ever seen in Linux yet), but the stupid urpmi dependencies and numerous problematic packages have left me with a bitter taste :-(

Rosie said...

Well said.