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Ubuntu install boot from usb attached cd

Posted on 2006-06-30
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hello,
I want to install Ubuntu onto a mini itx system.
My bios does not support boot from USB cd drive.
I dont want to setup PXE boot on a server, as its only for one machine.
Smart boot manager wont do it for me as it does not support usb attached cd boot.

any suggestions
thanks
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Question by:gmf1024
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by:veedar
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Perhaps a netinstall will work for you...

http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=75372
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by:gmf1024
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As I mentioned in the original post,
I dont want to have to set up a PXE server as its only for 1 machine.
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nedvis earned 500 total points
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Do not confuse Linux netinstall method with PXE booted (diskless) terminal stations.
Netinstall is just one of the ways you can install Linux on your local hard-disk over the network
( not necessarily PXE enabled network cards).
PXE terminal or workstation need  PXE enabled NIC to connect to PXE server in order to retreive
bootable operating system image.
Netinstall is very often the only way you can install Linux on PC without bootable CD-ROM drive, second hard-disk.
The only requirements are :
a- floppy disk drive ( on target PC ) so you can boot to minimal Linux OS environment with networking enabled
b- FTP server hosting either Linux *.iso  installation image or Linux installation source folders.



 
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