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I have a old computer that i want to re-purpose into a storage server running debian, as i'm already used to it, but the problem is that the computer is runing Ubuntu and the BIOS only reads floppy disks and CD's. As my only solution is to install from the HDD, but i have a problem since GRUB 2 doesn't load the installer, i made the /boot/newinstall folder on the partition, added the kernel, the ramdisk and the iso image, also modified the grub.cfg to add a new menu entry to start the installer, but when i choose it, the screen goes black and restarts, maybe because i changed the extention to the image from boot.img to boot.iso.

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Your options are:

The first option is probably easier. You can even use a re-writable CD, if you're concerned about that.

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