I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install FreeBSD,SUSE or which distro is possible but I need to do this without any USB Install or DVD.

Actually I'm looking for something like wubi but as I said before I'm on Ubuntu and I do not have any other kind of os. Is this possible ? Is there wubi for linux ?

  • The FreeBSD filesystem cannot reside next to the ExtFS. Read this Ubuntu Wiki on Grub2 ISO Boot for how to add an ISO Menu Entry to the Grub2 Menu – eyoung100 Oct 30 '14 at 16:21
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    Just a clarification: FreeBSD is not a Linux distribution, it's a UNIX. Well, UNIX-like, strictly speaking, but not Linux anyway. – terdon Oct 30 '14 at 16:22
  • You can do this by adding an entry pointing to the local ISO to your bootloader. See these Q&As and the linked duplicate for more details: How to boot live iso images? grub: boot from ISO. If you can't get it to work, please please post a new question explaining what you've done and how it is failing. – terdon Oct 30 '14 at 16:34
  • Directly from your installed distro is possible too but the exact way depends on the distribution. See Archlinux, Debian, Gentoo ... The general idea is create your partition, get a base system on it, chroot to finish installing and configuring things. – Leiaz Oct 30 '14 at 16:35

Vivian, you can easily do this by using VirtualBox or any kind of virtualization software. You will need to download the iso files to do this of course. I have included a link that shows (with images) how to install VirtualBox and use an ISO to create a virtual OS. Please look here.

  • Thank you for attention but I forgot to mention that, I don't want to use vmware or virtual box, I just looking for Installer from linux. – Vivian Maya Oct 30 '14 at 16:15
  • Ok, but without a USB or DVD to create a disk-image, I dont think it would be possible.. – ryekayo Oct 30 '14 at 16:16
  • yes, you might be right, but if there is way that will be very usefull at least for me. – Vivian Maya Oct 30 '14 at 16:19
  • I agree. it would be a cool concept to look into, but as I mentioned, the closest I have seen to that is using virtualization software. – ryekayo Oct 30 '14 at 16:20
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    @ryekayo of course it's possible, you just need to get GRUB to boot from a local ISO. – terdon Oct 30 '14 at 16:23

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