Subject: Installing OS on running OS
To: None <>
From: Zafer Aydogan <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/09/2004 16:09:24
Hej Newsgroup, 

I would like to install NetBSD onto a running Linux/FreeBSD system.
My Idea looks like this:
I thought about creating a RamDisk and moving a stripped down Iso File
(which is ready to run) into the Ram on the running OS. Then Execute it from
there, dd'ing the Harddrive with the iso file and reboot and pray.
Is that possible? (in theory?)
Or are there already solutions of that kind?
What for? 
There are servers which cannot boot into rescue Mode or some kind of rescue
Bios, to install another OS.
A lot of companies are offering cheap Linux Root Servers. I'd like to
install NetBSD on one of them.

Best Regards, Zafer.