‚Ä¢Download Grub For Dos from http://sarovar.org/download.php/672/grub_for...
‚Ä¢Download Grub For Dos from http://sarovar.org/download.php/672/grub_for_dos-0.4.1pre22.tar.gz
‚Ä¢Extract grldr from the archive to c:\.
‚Ä¢Create a new folder in c:\boot\ called grub.
(Should be in the /boot/grub folder of the archive) to c:\boot\grub The rest of the files in the archive are unnecessary. (If your default compression/archive program doesn't like *.gz files, try 7-Zip from http://www.7-zip.org or TUGzip from http://www.tugzip.com.)
‚Ä¢Append c:\grldr="Install Ubuntu" to c:\boot.ini.
To view and edit the Boot.ini file on WindowsXP:
1. Right-click on My Computer, and then click Properties.
2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
3. Under System Startup, click Edit.Note: Eventhough c:\boot.ini is not shown by the explorer, this file exists and can be also opened in the notepad. Just write the path c:\Boot.ini at the open dialog.
‚Ä¢Open menu.lst in a text editor and paste the following text in the file:
title Install Ubuntu
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/linux vga=normal ramdisk_size=14972 root=/dev/rd/0 rw --
initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz‚Ä¢Save menu.lst, reboot, and select "Install Ubuntu" in the windows OS chooser then in GRUB. You now have a network installation of Ubuntu going.
This procedure should be possible using a disk image, but it may be necessary to use a different kernel and pass some special argument in menu.lst to tell it to boot from the CD image (Has been achieved using Knoppix).
It would be nice if someone could automate this process. InstallationUbuntuFromWindows outlines how such an installation system might work.