How to install full download(Suse 9.0) from hard drive
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I think that you do have to set it up using ftp, or use nfs, or export it as a windows share, go select SMB as the install server, it might work...
Otherwise, you're right FTP install is SSSLLLOOOWWW, tried it, but found my DVD faster
Well I tried sharing out my drive and the installation folder, but that didn't work either...said can't find image. I thought it would work, because it shows my NTFS hd1 partition which is my Win2K drive. After I select that partitition and type the source folder, it doesn't do anything...just stays at the same menu. If I try it again, it says "Can't mount partition".
Very frustrating...I guess I'll give in and try to do a minimal FTP install, then add packages later.
I own a laptop wich has no CD-ROM and installed via FTP and via HDD.
The entire SuSE 9.0 download takes about 7.2GB. Be sure to keep the same directory structure as the suse FTP. I used /mirror/suse/i386/9.0.
For the FTP way I used typesoft freeware ftp for windows. Made a user with password and pointed the source directory to /mirror/. I boot with the 5 boot disks and choose install from FTP. It asks for a user and password and the directory where the files are located, there I put suse/i386/9.0, and then it loads. But it is slow since I did not figure out how to let my ethernet card faster than 10M while it is a 10/100!!!
For the HDD installation I used the same directory structure on a fat32 partition. I start the installation and point to the HDA6 partition and enter mirror/suse/i386/9.0 and there it goes. If the files were to be located on ntfs you have to load an ntfs module.
Originally posted by Larsin Well I tried sharing out my drive and the installation folder, but that didn't work either...said can't find image. I thought it would work, because it shows my NTFS hd1 partition which is my Win2K drive.
WHOA, so you are using the same machine??? Put it on a fat32drive(if you can) and use the harddisk install, much faster than even a local ftp server
(mine is been going for 4 hours, and is 25% done only)
EDIT-- The FTP server said that Yast was logged on for a grand total on 7hours, 30 minutes, 14 seconds
Last edited by Smartcat99S; 02-03-2004 at 01:48 PM.