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Old 07-09-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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partition mounting and ftp installation network card problems (SuSE 9.1)


Hello everyone,

I'm a nOOb to Linux, hence posting on nOOb board . I have two questions. I am currently installing Linux on a partitioned hd. The whole hd is 120 gb and I'm giving Linux half. The other half is Windows XP Pro.

1. I've been attempting to do an FTP installation for SuSE 9.1. I would go into manual installation, then kernel modules, then load network card modules and I cannot find my network card there . I currently have an "HP Ethernet with LAN remote power adapter" network card. What can I do in order to continue with the installation. Is there a way to provide more drivers? (Like I saw that there is an option for "More Drivers" but when I press it it says to get some modules disk 3 and to look at how to create it in boot/README on CD1 or DVD1). So how could I continue the installation?

2. Although I would much prefer to do an FTP installation, I attempted to do a CD installation and when it gives me an installation breakup (the list that says everything it will do to which you have to agree to) it keeps writing that it will set a mount point onto my windows partition. What does this mount point do? I went into custom partitions clicked edit for the windows mount and it said it will mount as read only. What will happen if I let it mount?

I really would rather do an FTP installation so if anyone can help me out with that it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help.

Arthur
 
Old 07-09-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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akalm; not knowledgable but read everthing before doing. my advice providing u r ready to go linux is patition dr 1/3 W & 2/3linux. then read ftp
documentation installation.
 
Old 07-09-2004, 07:25 PM   #3
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First of all look at the site of Suse if your hardware (lancard) is compatible. If not look at the site of the producer if they have a driver, if not you can look at scourgforce or do a google.

I did only CD installation and they worked fine. There was only one problem and that is nvidia .... you have to get their drivers, without it doesn't work.

You could download a live eval from suse, burn a cd and look if this can reconize your lan, if so you have your clue.
Perhaps a knoppix cd could also give you some information about which drivers are used.

Normally suse makes from the windows partition a mount in fstab, so you can get on your winHD from suse. In case of XP it depends, when I am well informed from the format that is used. Not all formatting is supported. In this case I think it is only RO so you can't write to your WinHD.

Have a lot of fun......

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Old 07-09-2004, 08:10 PM   #4
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hello,

Thank you cloudbuilder. I installed Linux and my network card works. But I did the installation via CD. I wanted to do the installation via FTP so that I could get all the programs right there and then and get their descriptions.

But I'm wondering, if I find a driver what do I do with it? Do I put it onto a floppy and then when selection the network cards I would go to "More Network Cards"?? Thank you.

Arthur
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:49 PM   #5
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Originally posted by akalm
hello,

Thank you cloudbuilder. I installed Linux and my network card works. But I did the installation via CD. I wanted to do the installation via FTP so that I could get all the programs right there and then and get their descriptions.

But I'm wondering, if I find a driver what do I do with it? Do I put it onto a floppy and then when selection the network cards I would go to "More Network Cards"?? Thank you.

Arthur
This is wat SUSE is telling

Installation

Boot from CD/floppy and at the bootpromt enter the installation source:

linux install=ftp://ftp_server/directory

Remember to substitute 'ftp_server' and 'directory' with the appropriate
values (e.g. install=ftp://[IP-ADDRESS]/pub/suse/i386/9.1 if you're
installing from the SUSE ftp server).

=======================THIS SEEMS VERRY IMPORTANT ==================

Alternatively, choose 'manual installation' and configure the network in
the installation program.

===============================================================

IF YOU HAVE INSTALLED, YOU CAN SEE WHAT TYPE OF LANCARD YOU HAVE SO IT SHOULD BE NO TROUBLE AT ALL TO CONFIGURE YOUR NETWORK CARD in the manual installation.

CoudBuilder
 
  


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