I have OpenSUSE (42.3) linux installed on the first partition if my hard drive and I want to install another distribution on a second partition. I do not want to use an USB drive or CD/DVD.

I've tried unetbootin which forces to install on '/', it does not allow to select e.g. /dev/sda2 as root for the new installation. Also tried Wubi, which is not available for my current distribution

Are there packages or methods which I can use to install a new linux distribution (eg from an .iso file) on a spare partition while I'm logged in on a running linux environment (let's say on /dev/sda1).

  • Which application is used in Arch? – Mike May 21 at 20:11
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    Grub can boot ISO files so any distro using Grub will do. Unetbootin and Wubi are NOT tools for that task. – GabrielaGarcia May 22 at 0:31
  • Thanks, that works! – Mike May 22 at 20:46

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