Originally Posted by saavik
b) if you have a permanent internet access most of the packages are installed via network.
But only if you have set up a suitable repository.
Copy the contents of the DVD to the harddisk somewhere. E.g stick the DVD in then do
$ mkdir /tmp/mnt
$ mount /dev/cdrom /tmp/mnt
$ mkdir -p /srv/www/htdocs/repos/sles10sp2
$ cp -r /tmp/mnt/* /srv/www/htdocs/repos/sles10sp2/
$ umount /tmp/mnt
$ eject /dev/cdrom
Then run YaST and go to Software -> Software repositories. They'll be a repository listed that points at the DVD. Disable or delete it. Choose the option to add a repository and there will be an option to add a local directory. Select that and specify /srv/www/htdocs/repos/sles10sp2/
Putting the contents of the DVD in to /srv/www/htdocs/repos/sles10sp2/ has the side benefit that if you start apache on that server you can then set other machines up to use that directory as a repo.