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You can also install from a usb pendrive. This is particularly useful if you have a high speed usb 2 port and a fast pendrive. After booting with the pendrive inserted, check that it is recognized with the dmesg command.
The device file will most likely not be in the /dev directory. To create the device file, first find out what the major and minor numbers are by looking at the partitions present:
If you have sata, you might get something like this:
8 0 244198584 sda 8 1 7166848 sda1 ... 8 80 3923456 sdf 8 81 3923440 sdf1
Create the device file with mknod:
mknod /dev/sdf1 b 8 81
Then create a directory to mount on (NOT in the /mnt directory) and mount the pendrive:
mkdir /install mount /dev/sdf1 /install
Partition your harddrive, and run setup. When asked what source, choose to install from a mounted directory….
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