This guide will allow you to install Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron without a CD. It was adapted and integrated from here.

Things You Need

In order to do this, you will need:


1. Create a /boot folder on your secondary HD partition, and move the alternate .iso and the vmlinuz & initrd.gz from step (2) onto it.

2. If you don't have Grub already installed, install it on a removable media or Hard Disk. Then, edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst and add the following entry:

title Install Ubuntu Hardy
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz vga=normal ramdisk_size=149720 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
initrd /boot/initrd.gz

Note: Change (hd0,2) to your hard drive partition. Remember that they start on 0, so (hd1,3) Refers to drive 2 and partition 4.

3. Now restart your system. If you installed GRUB on a removable drive, don't forget to insert it first.

4. Follow the installation procedure as you usually would.

Your done!

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