Installing Ubunta from Ubunta (update plan for new versions)

    It was required to install ubuntu on a working computer from an already installed ubunta (without interfering with the wife working at the computer). Installation was carried out by connecting to the computer from the laptop via FreeNX.

    So, lying on the sofa with the laptop, connecting via FreeNX to the computer, do the following:


    1) Download ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso

    2) sudo apt-get install kvm

    3) sudo kvm -m 512 -cdrom ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso /dev/sdb(where / dev / sdb is the second screw on which you want to install the OS )

    4) then the installation takes place, the bootloader installs on / dev / sdb.

    5) now in VMWarePlayer you can create an empty virtual machine, add the physical disk / dev / sdb to it and start our new ubuntu.

    6) For comfortable work through VMWare, you can install WMVare Tools.

    7) Now you can configure this fresh little ubuntu, reinstall (or maybe remove unnecessary) packages.

    8) Add our new ubuntu to the bootloader on / dev / sda. option 2


    1) Download ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso

    2) in VMWarePlayer create an empty virtual machine, add the physical disk / dev / sdb and the image ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso to it.

    3) Run this virtual machine. The ubunta installer will start.

    4) The bootloader installs on / dev / sdb.

    5) Follow paragraphs 6, 7, 8 of Option No. 1.

    Now you can restart the working computer, select the new OS and press Enter.

    Thus, we have, as it were, 2 disks for the system. In sda, the current operating system. A new version of the distribution comes out, put it on sdb, configure it. Meanwhile, the computer is controlled by a system with sda. Then the most difficult thing to do is copy the image from sdb to sda. And we have a brand new system on sda. A copy of the sdb system can be used for experiments and wait for a new version of ubunta, then repeat the steps.

    PS: the / home partition I have on sdc.

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