Boot an ISO from your hard disk

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Date: 2012-12-03 11:08:33 00:00

I am running Debian on this Desktop computer, but I wanted to install Ubuntu with it. There is plenty of disk anyway.

Start downloading Ubuntu and save it on your disk.

Install grml-rescueboot, with my Debian was:

apt-get install grml-rescueboot

Then as root, copy the ISO image to /boot/grml/

cp ~/isos/ubuntu-image.iso /boot/grml/

Update Grub 2 (You are using grub 2 right?)


You have to be root to run that command.

Reboot your PC, and you will a new option in your booting list. You can now install Ubuntu from your hard disk.