[SOLVED] Can I install Arch on the same PC, without a CD/USB/Netboot

Hello
I'm kinda bored, and then I like to reinstall Arch over and over.. but I lack a CD/USB stick and/or another PC to do a PXE install, therefor..
Can I set up my current installation to boot into a new arch install when I reboot somehow?
Thanks.
Last edited by valvet (2010-11-08 14:50:16)

hokasch wrote:Sure.. two examples:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fa … nux_System (use swap for the iso and convert it back later)
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … ting_Linux
or extract kernel & initrd from archboot image, save it somewhere and create a grub entry - works fine for net installs
Ok I thought it was solved, but I was wrong.. here's what I did, hopefully you or someone else can help.
Downloaded the netinst image (160mb), copied:
/mnt/iso/boot/archiso.img > /boot/archiso.img
/mnt/iso/boot/vmlinuz26 > /boot/vmlinuz26-test
Edited /boot/grub/menu.lst according to /mnt/iso/boot/isolinux.cfg
# test
title Arch test install
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz26-test
initrd /archiso.img archisolabel=ARCH_201005 tmpfs_size=75% locale=en_US.UTF-8
Now, whenever I boot this.. it says "Waiting 30 seconds for device /disk-by/uid.. lots of dots here.
Ideas? I'd like to avoid making a new partition as suggested in the wiki, as it requires me to load a live cd of sorts anyway, so I can shrink one of my partitions.
Thanks :-)!
Last edited by valvet (2010-10-31 19:48:05)

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