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Old 01-11-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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i was wondering if you can install an os, like linux, onto a second partition via a virtual drive instead of booting by disk.

i ask because i dont have enough disks to burn linux at the moment and dont want to buy any lol, my bros harddrive needs and os and i have linux .iso on mine and was wondering if i could install it this way
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As far as I know this is impossible. Programs like Daemon tools are run in os's, and you can't boot your computer using a virtual drive that no longer exists. You can mount it, but some linux distributions, like ubuntu, will just open an informative window, basically saying, boot your computer to this disk.
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Yes you can, just google partition hard drive and partition your HDD. Then put linux on the partition, and set the boot order in the bios.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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so do i delete the partition on it? and format it or leave it blank then copy the linux to the hdd and just boot from that hdd?
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Read this it should help you, http://www.lockergnome.com/blade/200...low-up-review/
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