The way this works is that two files are loaded on your PC's memory, the Linux kernel and a small root filesystem containing minimal filesets, that would include an installer program. Partitioning (resizing) your Windows OS may also be a part of what you need to do, depending on exactly what you're looking to accomplish. After you boot, you can then pull all your filesets to your disk from the network. You should look at either Loadlin...
or Grub to help you accomplish this.
Explore and have fun!
Dig Deeper on Unix-to-Linux migration
Related Q&A from Kenneth Milberg
Unix-to-Linux migration expert Ken Milberg describes how virtualization, support, clustering and more fit into the migration of an IT infrastructure ...continue reading
A reader new to Linux wonders about which distribution is recommended for installing Nagios and what Nahant and Tikanga mean.continue reading
Documentation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 covering checking system performance, tuning, kernel configuration and extending the file system exists ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.