Using anyboot image directly on HDD partition without USB

Forum thread started by ondrejd on Sun, 2010-09-26 11:49

Hi, can anybody tell me if I can use anyboot installation image directly on HDD partition withtout using of USB? I mean using dd directly on second partition because I'm unable to boot from USB stick (even my laptop says that it supported). Can I copy this image to the free partition make it bootable and use it?
Thanks.

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Re: Using anyboot image directly on HDD partition without USB

Yes, I've done this quite a few times.
Just use the dd command to copy the image from wherever you have it to your free partition.
Then use makebootabletiny (http://www.haiku-os.org/community/forum/booting_to_haiku_from_grub_only_...) the partition bootable.
One problem is that your the image will be "embedded" in something like 600 MB irrespective of what your free partition size is, so your free space will be very limited.
However, there's an easy way to overcome this problem.
If you don't know about it, or can't find it by searching on this forum, just post.