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Old 01-07-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
Max O'Neil
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I am brand spanking new to Linux and stumbling through learning. I am working with limited time however and am wondering if anyone can answer me these couple of questions?
1. If I have downloaded SuSe 8.2 in it's format from a mirror meaning I downloaded the folders 'boot', 'dosutils', 'suse', 'media.1', etc. how can I then install it to a hard drive? It is too big (4+ gigs) for a CD and I don't know how to distribute the content on to different CD's but I cannot seem to get it to run or install.

2. Is it possible to use the knoppix 3.3 as a regular distrobution? Does it have to be on the CD. Question being that my CD rom is somewhat slow and loud. Is there some way to install it to a hard drive and have the system boot up from the hard disk?

I thank you in advance for your help. Getting tired of MS and trying to learn linux.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 10:00 PM   #2
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Howdy!

Knoppix can be installed onto the hard drive with the command: knx-hdinstall

Suse can be installed directly from an ftp site. Make a boot cd from the /boot folder at the ftp site or even the one you downloaded. The cd boot file is called boot.iso .
When you boot up with the new boot cd which you created, proceed with the ftp install as opposed to cdrom, network or hard drive install.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 10:03 PM   #3
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suse is (as far as i know) not distributed online via isos or anything of the sort

what you seem to have downloaded are little bits and peices of isos of suse, and they seem to make up quite a few install disks, but there is no way for me to tell you how to put those folders together on a cd, make it bootable, and then use it to install suse

suse can be installed via ftp however; go to their site and download the ftp installer which will download packages online and use it to setup your system (not a recommended option however)

knoppix can be installed on the harddrive, check out their site, however, i don't recommend this (knoppix may be easy to use and detects everything, but if you want something actually meant for harddrive install that has very similar functionality to knoppix, try mandrake)

*edit: darn, still too slow!

Last edited by TheOneAndOnlySM; 01-07-2004 at 10:04 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 10:24 PM   #4
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Homey,

Where and when do I type this 'knx-hdinstall'?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 10:31 PM   #5
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For Knoppix, go ahead and boot up with the knoppix cdrom. Open a terminal ( similar to dos window ) and type the command: knx-hdinstall.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 10:32 PM   #6
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Old 01-08-2004, 01:36 AM   #7
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permission denied message...didn't work. Can you tell me what to do next?
 
Old 01-08-2004, 09:15 AM   #8
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Probably need to be root ( Big Cahoona ) for something of that sort...

On the taskbar area, click on the K button which is located on the lower left side of your machine, go up to "KNOPPIX" and select "Root Shell" . You can type the command: knx-hdinstall from there.

Otherwise, you would need to change the root passwd in order to proceed from another terminal window.
 
  


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