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Old 01-26-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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How to install full download(Suse 9.0) from hard drive


The FTP install will work, but I don't want to wait to download for 20 hours on a T-1. I saved the whole directory tree to my desktop(Win2KPro) and I am trying to install Suse.

When trying this, I chose install from hard drive, then select the static IP of my machine, then the path, but it doesn't find it. Do I need to put it in the root of C:\ in it's own folder?

I would rather not have to setup an FTP server to do it. I am probably thinking too much like Windows :P

Any help would be appreciated for this seemingly simple task...

Great forum!
 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 01-26-2004, 01:29 PM   #3
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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.

Thanks for the response Smartcat...
 
Old 01-27-2004, 02:26 PM   #4
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Use a second computer... Anyways I am goung to try it by downloading the whole thing and then using a second computer over my LAN as the host FTP server, I'll post my sucesses here when I'm done.

--EDIT-- It will take a while, suse server said it would take 5days to download it to HD

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Old 01-27-2004, 02:38 PM   #5
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Ok, yeah, let me know how that works out for you. I have ordered the cd's, but this(like so many other times) has turned into a vendetta lol.

I WILL make it work!

Thanks again,

Larry
 
Old 02-01-2004, 01:44 PM   #6
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Hi,
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.

Hope that helped.

Greetings
 
Old 02-01-2004, 03:53 PM   #7
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I am going to try it today... finally have it all down
Will tell you how long it takes
 
Old 02-02-2004, 02:28 PM   #8
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Quote:
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

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Old 02-02-2004, 02:47 PM   #9
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Yeah, I was trying it that way but it didn't work out. I finally got the cd's in and I'm up an running now. Lot's of great info though from this forum, and for that, I salute you and the others!
 
  


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