install ubuntu 10.10 on hard disk using iso file

Posted by – September 13, 2010

To install Ubuntu on hard disk using iso file:

1. Download ubuntu iso file to a disk partition(e.g.: /dev/sda3) root(/) dir which NOT the partition will install Ubuntu.

cd /
wget -c

2. Only extract vmlinuz and initrd.lz from iso file the casper dir to the root(/) dir the iso file downloaded.
3. Reboot the box and enter into grub:


Once rebooted, when see the grub list, enter ‘c’ to enter into grub.
4. Type below grub commands to install Ubuntu from hard disk:

root (hd0,3)
kernel /vmlinuz   boot=casper    iso-scan/filename=/maverick-desktop-i386.iso ro quiet splash locale=zh_CN.UTF-8
initd    /initrd.lz

4. Once enter into the new system, installing ubuntu by clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the tips to finish installation.

1. You can renmae iso file for short.
2. You can remove the locale parameter from the kernel( if not work, use ‘linux‘ instead) command.


2 Comments on install ubuntu 10.10 on hard disk using iso file

  1. mosjin says:

    Install gaea commands:
    [bash] sudo ubiquity [/bash]

  2. mosjin says:

    Mount iso file under linux (e.g. mount it to cdrom):
    [bash]mount -o loop fileName.iso /cdrom [/bash]

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