Initial Attempt: HP MIE on the Samsung NC10 – Abort!

I saw that you could download the recovery image for HP’s MIE (mobile internet experience) for netbooks and thought I’d give it a try on the Samsung today …

2009-02-08_1319 - Downloading the HP MIE Image

The download and format took less than 10 minutes which is nice a quick …

2009-02-08_1343 MIE Written to USB

But when I went to go install it I saw this and chickened out…

02/07/2009

I’m hoping that someone can share a way to install this on a partition rather than blowing out the whole drive.

5 Replies to “Initial Attempt: HP MIE on the Samsung NC10 – Abort!”

  1. If you can boot to a Live CD of some type and mount the USB drive, perhaps you could use the dd command to write the image to the partition? After that, if you're flashing a different OS into that partition, you'd need to reconfigure GRUB to boot the new OS.

    Should be something like “dd -if /media/USB/reflash.iso -of /dev/sda2” . Double check the dd docs, because I'm not sure if you read/write from a device or a mount point.

  2. If you can boot to a Live CD of some type and mount the USB drive, perhaps you could use the dd command to write the image to the partition? After that, if you're flashing a different OS into that partition, you'd need to reconfigure GRUB to boot the new OS.

    Should be something like “dd -if /media/USB/reflash.iso -of /dev/sda2” . Double check the dd docs, because I'm not sure if you read/write from a device or a mount point.

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