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« on: July 07, 2009, 00:02:18 AM »

This worked both 2008.2 and 2009-rc

Existing linux or fat partition
grub or lilo installed or supergrub disk or simular.

Down load the iso to the linux or fat partition, extract the kernel and initrd from the image.
you can use acetone2iso or mount it as a loop device in linux or from windows with winimage, poweriso or simular.

I used my existing /home with no loss of data, but better to use a completely spare partition if you have one.
If you have an existing grub/lilo add the relevant lines

title Install Pardus
root (hd x,x)no of spare partition remember grub starts from 0
kernel /foo/kernel root=/dev/ram0 vga=791 splash=silent yamil4=debug  mudur=language:en,livedisk# where foo is username
initrd /foo/initrd

use the same kernel line.

reboot and select the new install pardus option

The boot screen should start loading, if any grub errors please check you grub line is as above.

the boot process will halt complaining it is unable to find the media
but drop you to a busybox shell.
 if you are confident you know this info this can be skipped
first type exit and it will tell you what it is unable to copy.
next fdisk -l to find your partition.
next create a new directory, be sure it does not already exists
in this example I will use foo

mkdir foo
mount /dev/sda5 foo # sda5 is my home replace this with the partition containing the iso
mount foo/user/pardus.iso  /newroot/mnt/cdrom

next type exit
 the install should resume, if not you are better rebooting and selecting the install pardus option again.

Hope this helps someone else, I found this root due to running out of cd's and not having a large enough usbstick to hand
« Last Edit: July 07, 2009, 12:27:31 PM by mpie » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 10:23:07 AM »

Very smart. Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 20:26:40 PM »

This no longer works with the latest iso 2009-RC2.
Posting this to let people know. Seem's now that the root is switched as opposed to copied like previous and there are no  dirs in /newroot at the point the initrd breaks and no ability to create them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 01:28:21 AM »

Now works again with 2009 release
alternatively you can now just extract  the whole iso to the partition and it will work fine with the same parameters
« Last Edit: July 23, 2009, 19:21:36 PM by mpie » Logged
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