I have a system that boots BeOS and Haiku nightly, and has a spare partition which I used to have PC-BSD booting on. (I use Haiku's BootManager on .../master/raw.) I want to try Linux Mint 14, but I don't have a spare USB stick and my drive only burns CDs and the Mint download was 800-900MB.
While the BSD partition was still marked as FreeBSD-type, I had used this (in Haiku) to copy the iso overtop of it:
dd if=/boot/home/Desktop/linuxmint-14-xfce-dvd-32bit.iso of=/dev/disk/ata/0/master/3 bs=1M oflag=direct
When I try to boot to it, the first thing it says is something about a missing or corrupt isolinux.bin, even though under Haiku I can mount the new partition and see that file just fine. (It says it once and then looks like it tries to network boot--I'm not sure if that's Mint's bootloader trying that or my BIOS.)
I then tried using BeOS' DriveSetup to reinitialize the partition to FAT32 and copy over it again with the above
dd command in Haiku (I would have used
dd in BeOS but it didn't support
oflag.) Exact same result.
How can I get this working from just this system, without a USB stick nor burning anything?