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Install Linux ISO image in windows XP

Ifteqar Ahmed
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Hi,

Can any one tell me the steps to install Fedora ISO Image in XP?. I want to install it without CD Drive.
James Sabre
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Ifteqar Ahmed wrote:Hi,

Can any one tell me the steps to install Fedora ISO Image in XP?. I want to install it without CD Drive.


There is some ambiguity in this question. Do you mean

a) you want to install it so that you do not need a CD drive when running Fedora or

b) do you mean you want to install it without actually using the CD during the installation.

If a) then you can use one of the virtualization program. I use Sun/Oracle's free Virtual box. Google will find it and others.

If b) then transfer (FTP, memory stick etc) the image onto your computer and then use one of the virtualization programs.

Apart from Windows 7 which needs 50+GBytes, I setup all my Virtual Box installations to have a 40 GByte hard drives.


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As James pointed out, VirtualBox will let you mount ISOs directly into a client OS. This is perfect for installing a client OS without having to burn a PC.

If you have different virtualization software and it doesn't let you mount ISOs, or if you just want to browse the ISO from Windows, then a tool such as MagicDisc will let you mount ISO files as additional drives.
http://www.magiciso.com/tutorials/miso-magicdisc-overview.htm

If, however, you want to dual-boot XP and Fedora on your PC, you will need to burn the CD and use it.


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