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Old 04-29-2009, 09:30 AM   #1
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uninstaling ubuntu and installing opensuse on msi wind U100 without dvd/cd


To whom it may concern,

How can I install opensuse 11.1 and uninstall ubuntu on my msi wind U100 without a cd/dvd? Can it be done without installing opensuse on a flash drive with unetbootin? Or without unetbootin at all? I have been looking around for the answer to this and cannot find it. I would like to wipe out ubuntu entirely and install opensuse on the full hard drive. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 09:45 AM   #2
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You could use NetbootCD-3.0 and put it on USB

Either download my mini256-usb or post back if you just want netbootcd on USB
 
Old 04-29-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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OH-netbootcd-3.0 is like 7MB, so it won't take up anyspace
If you use the mini256-usb, you can use ultimatebootcd-4.11 or ZorOS to partition/format the HD to remove ubuntu and then either netinstall with netbootcd or you can use ZorOS to install opensuse from iso iimage on our hd
best to use netbootcd-though it will take a while to download.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 12:31 PM   #4
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How do I install netbootcd-3.0 onto usb flash drive?
 
Old 04-29-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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all work done in ubuntu
right click iso, select "extract here"
go into extracted folder, into isolinux folder.

rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg
open syslinux.cfg with text editor(right click syslinux.cfg "open with")
and put a forward slash (/) in front of the kernel/initrd/etc like below-

DEFAULT /menu.c32
PROMPT 0
TIMEOUT 100
ONTIMEOUT hd
DISPLAY /boot.msg

LABEL nbcd
menu label Start ^NetbootCD
menu default
kernel /kexec.bzI
append initrd=/nbinit3.gz quiet

#LABEL tinycore-kexec
#menu label Start ^Tiny Core with kexec support
#kernel kexec.bzI
#append initrd=tinycore.gz quiet

LABEL hd
MENU LABEL Boot from hard disk
localboot 0x80

Hit save.close text editor
at the top panel of the file browser, click "View" and select "show hidden files"
after editing the syslinux.cfg, a backup will appear as "syslinux.cfg~", delete it.

Move the contents of the isolinux folder to your USB.

make sure the boot flag is "active"-
open gparted while usb is mounted, at "Gparted" button, select "devices/your usb"
right-click the usb LINE and select "manage flags"
check the boot box.

Install syslinux-
unmount USB
open terminal and as root-
"syslinux -s /dev/sdxx" "xx" is your USB name-sdf1/sdc1/sdb1 etc NOT YOUR HD!

Reboot, making sure BIOS is set to boot usb...into netbootcd.

netbootcd is based on tinycore-1.3, and you can put tinycore-1.4(new)(10MB) on your usb same
way, just add the syslinux.cfg file to the netbootcd syslinux.cfg, and you can uncomment the "tinycore kexec" above and it will work too (remove # to uncomment)

have troubles, come back
 
Old 04-29-2009, 01:27 PM   #6
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OH-install syslinux thru synaptic...
 
Old 04-29-2009, 01:48 PM   #7
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You could follow the OpenSuse 11 MSIWind how to, which includes a link to creating the bootable USB stick..

http://en.opensuse.org/Installation_on_MSI_Wind
 
Old 04-29-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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After I boot netbootcd from the usb it says password required. What do type for the passwd?
 
Old 04-29-2009, 02:29 PM   #9
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Ahhh, yes-a issue I ran into too-
you must put a thingy called "vesamenu.c32" on the usb with menu.c32 or it does that shit!
it took me a month to figure that one out...
I have it at my website-click the VESAMENU.c32 link and add that to your usb....
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #10
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It is still not working. Do have to type something in the passwd box? or do I just press enter after the passwd box comes up? I put vesamenu into the same folder as menu and it still does not work.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #11
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very strange, just throw away the menu.c32, and delete the top line in syslinux.cfg that says
"DEFAULT /menu.c32" and change it to either DEFAULT /boot.msg, just erase it entirely, and then set the "timeout 100" to "0" and everything should be good
if you geta blank "boot" line, press enter
 
Old 04-29-2009, 03:58 PM   #12
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You could also just download my mini256-USB as I know it works and has netbootcd-3.0
 
Old 04-29-2009, 08:10 PM   #13
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The VESAMENU.c32 link is no longer on your site. Has it been moved to another location?
 
Old 04-29-2009, 08:37 PM   #14
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Sorry, I'm trying to get it all working,but docs on menu.c32/vesamenu.c32 are scant and I'm a newbie who doesn't know snit about programming etc.

my advice is to download a slax/goblinx/wolvix distro and take the menu.c32 and vesamenu.c32 from them and add them to usb in either the "boot" folder or in the root of the usb.

Also, syslinux download has them and other .c32 stuff
get version 3.75
( http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/boot/syslinux/ )

Tomorrow I/m coming out with alot of help docs and how to's about making custom menu's etc with menu.c32/vesamenu.c32

for reference
( http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index...mboot/menu.c32 )

( http://git.kernel.org/?p=boot/syslin...d71ed69cfb7428 )

( http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index.php/Menu )

Last edited by linus72; 04-29-2009 at 08:40 PM.
 
Old 04-29-2009, 08:49 PM   #15
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OK-the link's back up with some extra stuff added-check it out FIX-IT MENU.c32
 
  


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