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Old 06-08-2003, 11:53 PM   #1
durden2.0
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installing suse8.2 via ftp


Ok well I am trying to install suse8.2 via ftp. I can get the machine to boot up using the boot.iso image I burned. I had to go into the manual installation and load my network modules. All of that is working but when I choose to install via ftp it never connects. How do I find out an ip address of a ftp server? The installer keeps asking for the ip address of the server and I can't get anything to connect. I also tried like ftp://ftp.suse.com etc and still no go. Thanks for the help
 
Old 06-09-2003, 12:35 AM   #2
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i doubt this will do you any good.

PING ftp.suse.com (217.9.113.66)
 
Old 06-09-2003, 01:36 AM   #3
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can you get a shell from the installer to run some diagnostic stuff(ifconfig)?
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:33 AM   #4
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Well I could not get a shell, but I did find a FAQ and it happened to have an ip of a mirror ha ha. So thanks and I got it to work, went fairly quick also. Well thanks guys. I wouldn't mind knowing how to find out the ip of a place still though. For example, the ip of a website or ftp? Thanks again
 
Old 06-09-2003, 03:50 AM   #5
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i has to do with DNS's (domain name servers). Your linux box uses a DNS out somewhere in the big bad world to change the name into the number. But in your case it didn't know where it was.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 04:16 PM   #6
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Please explain how you did this. I would like to try suse.

I have tried this in the past, but I could never get it to find the right server.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 05:25 PM   #7
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This is what I used to do:

Start pinging the ftp that provide installation (find the nearest one) e.g.:
ping ftp.suse.com
PING ftp.suse.com (217.9.113.66)

Browse where the linux version intended to install in that ftp e.g.:
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/8.2

Boot using the downloaded, burned e.g. 8.2 boot.iso then (if my mem correct):
start: new installation
from: ftp
load network driver: e.g. realtek8987too
enter the ip: 217.9.113.66
enter the path: /pub/suse/i386/8.2
starting installation options


Have fun :-)
 
  


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