So, I wanted to try out a new linux distro, but didn’t want to spend the 30 cents on a DVD. So, I found this great post from a red hat guy. I hope it helps out fellow geeks. All it needs is a current install of linux and grub being your bootloader. Just take the general idea to install other distros and using other bootloaders.
If you have some disk partition which you don't install to, you can do hard disk installation. Simply, put the ISO images into some directory on that partition, mount -o loop FC2-i386-disc1.iso /mnt/cdrom cp -a /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/vmlinuz /boot/FC2-install cp -a /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/initrd.img /boot/FC2-install.img umount /mnt/cdrom and add entry like: title Fedora Core 2 Installation root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/FC2-install initrd /boot/FC2-install.img to your /etc/grub.conf, then reboot into "Fedora Core 2 Installation". During the install choose Hard Disk installation and point the installer at the partition with ISOs. Jakub