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Ubuntu notetoself mini grub2 netinstall Network Installation of Ubuntu Oneiric
This note describes how to boot into minimal iso on any local drive using grub2
1. Download mini.iso from local mirror: wget ftp.byfly.by
2. Copy it on USB stick: cp mini.iso /path/to/mount/point
3. Boot into grub2 (it is installed, I've just broke ubuntu installation)
[booting from iso]
4. Get into grub CLI
5. search.file /mini.iso
6. set root=(<output of previous command>) [not necessary, actually]
7. loopback loop /mini.iso
8. linux (loop)/linux
9. initrd (loop)/initrd.gz
10. boot
Et voilà!