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hi has anyone successfully installed this distro from a hard drive partition, or is there a relevent wiki? i am trying to install on a machine with no working USB or CD/DVD.  machine has windows 7 (need to keep), 1 HD, several partitions and grub4dos

hi
has anyone successfully installed this distro from a hard drive partition, or is there a relevent wiki?
i am trying to install on a machine with no working USB or CD/DVD.  machine has windows 7 (need to keep), 1 HD, several partitions and grub4dos installed.  I do not want to mess with MBR.
have tried various methods and various ISOs.  can boot kernel but always end up at rootfs or ramfs prompt.
i have put the ISO on a clean FAT32 parition and also extracted it there and copied vmlinuz and archiso.img to root of partition. tried labelling it ARCH_201201 etc.
perhaps im misunderstanding how to write the grub menu.lst entry.
if i try this:
title FROM unpacked E hd0,5
root (hd0,5)
kernel (hd0,5)/isolinux/vmlinuz
initrd (hd0,5)/isolinux/archiso.img
i get the famous "did not show up after 30 seconds" what is this by-label business all about??? why does this distro complicate the simplest of matters!
trying:
title arch FROM E
find --set-root /frome.tag
map /archlinux-2012.01.29_04-00-01-core-x86_64.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
kernel /arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuzlang=en locale=en_UK.UTF-8 img_dev=/dev/sda7 img_loop=archlinux-2012.01.29_04-00-01-core-x86_64.iso earlymodules=loop
initrd /arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img
boot
i it seems to mount the loopback but i get "bio too big" errors.
muchas thankyous
ps im totally unfamiliar with squashfs - sounds like a tasty cordial :-)
Last edited by salove (2012-02-04 18:15:56)

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DSpider wrote:
Use LinuxLive USB Creator and choose a FAT/FAT32 partition.
I suggest you install Arch a few times in VirtualBox (on Windows) before you attempt anything.
PS: I completely agree about the label thing.
thanks for the tip - might just do that. but i would highly recommend anyone in a similar position to NOT USE linuxliveusb - it will fck with mbr - its a real mbrfckr heheh
at the moment attempting to follow this guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fa … .27s_Image
but adapt it to windows )) + cygwin + 7-zip beta 9.25 - this should be fun hahahha
Last edited by salove (2012-02-05 02:48:42)

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