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Re: Can I insall from xp partition?

Selim T. Erdogan,  4.11.2011:
> (putting your reply back on the list)
> On Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 07:00:48AM -0700, rose perry wrote:
> > I cant run the install.bat from xp.  It dispalys not enough
> > memory.  And its ment fpr 95 and other systems before
> > xp.  :(

As I said, I don't remember the details because it was long ago, but
I'm pretty sure I did it from XP.  Where did you get the install.bat
file from?  I thought there was supposed to be a setup.exe file...
(On the web I see reports of people doing it on XP.)

> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Selim T. Erdogan <selim@alumni.cs.utexas.edu>
> > To: rose perry <v0rtek@att.net>
> > Cc: "debian-user@lists.debian.org" <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 2:02 PM
> > Subject: Re: Can I insall from xp partition?
> > 
> > rose perry,  2.11.2011:
> > > Hello I'm trying to install debian but the debian installer from goodbye microsoft does not work, Because
> > > my network card requires Firmware.  Nothing seems to work for me.  So Im going to try and dl a cd or 2 to 
> > > 
> > > get it working, And install from XP if this is possible please let me know.  Maybe freeware version of VMware?
> > > But I think I remember this was possible without vmware?  As long as you had the data on xp.
> > > I have no cd's or dvd's or usb keys.  Im in the hospital with a broken leg and got another month or 2 here.
> > > I got other complications too.  So Im looking for a way to install debian the old fashion way.  But
> > > I can't remember how.  Any Advice or any thing would be greatly appreciated.  
> > 
> > I installed straight from MS Windows for somebody once.  It involved
> > downloading some files to the hard drive (in MS Windows), putting them
> > in a certain place, and then running an exe file.  Can't remember the 
> > exact details since it's been quite a while but AFAICR I just followed 
> > instructions in the Debian installation manual.
> > 
> > Looking around, I see that
> > http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch05s01.html.en#boot-win32
> > has instructions.  It sounds like you need to download 
> > an installation image (iso file), which will contain the necessary files
> > (setup.exe and others).  I'm not sure how straightforward it is to get 
> > those files from the iso without writing it to a cd or usb stick, but 
> > somebody else might have suggestions on that.
> > 
> > About the firmware, if you can obtain the necessary files, maybe you can 
> > try copying it to the same place on the the hard drive that you copy 
> > the Debian installation stuff to.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you mean by doing this with/without vmware.

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