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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.
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.
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.