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Old 11-02-2003, 07:07 AM   #1
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Installation from HD


Hello... I've heard that it's possible to install Linux from hard disk with only a bootable floppy...

So is it possible to install Suse 9.0 from HD (I have 5 .cue and 5.bin files)? If it is... is there any documentation online that I could read,print?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 10:48 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure that the download versions of SuSE, aren't the latest version 9 - 8.2 I would suspect, as its been there policy for a while that the latest version is only available for sale as originals - don't quote me, I may have got it wrong

regards

John

p.s. you say install from hard disc ? surely if it's on the hard disc, it's already installed? - did you mean network install i.e. get the basic stuff and then get that in and let the network find the rest? I know that can be done with debian, but I've never heard of it being done with SuSE.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 10:56 AM   #3
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You won't be able to install from *.cue and *.bin files; these need to be burned onto CD. With SuSE, your best bet would be to purchase the CD set, if you don't have access to their ftp servers for install.

Other distros will allow you to install from hard-drive, but only if you are able to get the contents of the installation CD to the hard-drive somehow, before installation. This presumes that you have already partitioned and formatted your hard-disk, and that you are able to transfer files via CD or network or some other removable media.

Slackware is pretty good for this: you boot with a Slack boot floppy, then in the setup script, choose your source partition for install. I've done this for a notebook that didn't have a CD drive.

You can also install Knoppix from Knoppix ISO image contents on hard-drive partition, by booting with the "poorman's install" method: boot option fromhd=/dev/hdax where hdax is the partition containing the contents of the Knoppix CD.
 
  


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