Install SUSE from FAT32 and ISOs

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Install SUSE from FAT32 and ISOs

Post by Basher52 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:26 pm

I got the ISOs(3 of them) for SUSE 9 but i aint got CDRWs enough to burn it as "test".
Ive partitioned one HDD in WinXP(sorry for the bad language) which has one partition as FAT32 where the ISOs is placed.
I wonder if there's a way to install SUSE through these ISOs without burning them?
like making a BOOT disk and somehow start the installation from that boot?


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Post by Void Main » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:12 pm

I know with Red Hat you can, just put the ISOs in the root directory and do a hard drive install, not sure if SUSE has a similar installation method. I'll check on it later.

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Post by Basher52 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:32 pm

put the ISOs in the root...hmmm....
do you with that mean...the root directory of the "diskett created" root?
but how does it "autostart"?
or can i as in the good old(lmao) windows start the install like running a script or a program? (in that case...whats the name of it in RH?)

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Post by Void Main » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:23 pm

No, in Red Hat you can put the ISO files in the root of your Windows C: drive and then boot the redhat install disks and for installation type use "hard drive" (I think but I would have to check the Red Hat documentation again as I have never actually done it, just read about being able to do it). However, just because Red Hat has that installation method surely doesn't mean SUSE does. Now, I always do network installs. If you have another machine that the ISOs can go on that is running Linux you could mount the ISOs and make them available via FTP so you can do an FTP SUSE install (I *know* SUSE can do an FTP install). But again, I'll check out the SUSE documentation when I get home (or you could do that).

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Post by Basher52 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:44 pm

OK...I'll try this...but this means that I have to use some drivers for my NIC, cuz those cant automatically be included in the boot disk (?)

I'll read up on this matter, but if you get the answer, please add it in here, cuz I think I'm NOT gonna get this working how much I read...lol

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Post by Void Main » Fri Feb 13, 2004 5:34 pm

Here is the hard drive install instructions (files on a FAT partition):
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2001/05/t ... sinst.html

Found it searching SUSE's knowlegebase: http://www.suse.com/

For an FTP installation I would imagine you could set up your own FTP server and create the appropriate directory structure and follow the README.FTP on the SUSE CD:

ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.su ... README.FTP
This SuSE Linux 9.0 installation tree is suitable for installation via ftp,
http, nfs, smb or hard disk.

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Post by Basher52 » Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:55 am

da** i missed that you answered here... a whole day got lost :(
anyways...thx...I just found that thiss too, but thanks anythow :)
gotta try this one too :)

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