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Old 04-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Question Do network installations work?


Hi all,
I found on the SUSE website an ISO of SUSE Pro 9.2. So while I was at work I downloaded it and brought the copy home on my laptop. I checked the Md5 and all is good.
I have spent some time reading the various HOWTOs, and installation instructions etc. From what I have read (I am a linux newbie) one can install suse linux using either;
- a stand alone DVD, or
- a CD and an FTP install (requires a decent Internet connection).

I only have 56K modem - so FTP installs are not going to happen.
Also, I currently don't have DVD burner.

Can I do a network installation?
I mean put the extracted ISO on one PC and then with some 'magic' install linux using a simple network connection on another PC ????

Cheers
 
Old 04-12-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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I believe so, but it may require more work then what its worth. I THINK it would be a lot of work to set up one of the computers to send and allow the install files. Do you have a burner of any type at work that you could put the ISO on the CD? Other then that with 56k you are fairly limited. You may be able to send the ISO over a LAN network and start it from Windows, Id have to give it more thought later to help you out there. Maybe someone else will have some better input/advice, in any case good luck!

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Old 04-12-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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I am in the same boat as far a internet connectivity. I connect @ 28.8.

What did you download at work?

I would normally say there is a way to split the dvd iso into cd iso,but I don't think you can do it with suse.
Network install is plausible, but will be a pain unless you already have a LAN setup.

My .02 buy the cd's.
I am on my phone writing this let me get to a real computer and I will find some links 4 u.

Regards,
Blair
 
Old 04-12-2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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here:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-38481.html

then here:
http://linuxcd.org/view_item.php?lst...id_version=652


You could also get a dvd player for pc. (might save you some headaches if you want to keep trying new distros.)

I get Linux Format magazine from my local Borders books. The mag comes in cd or dvd version contained distros and new apps..etc.

Good luck with whatever you decide....

There are other distros that you can download with a 56k modem..
But, the are very minimal in nature and not as newb friendly...DSL, PUPPY...etc. (I know this is a SUSE thread so I will shut up now..)

Best Regards,
Blair
 
Old 04-12-2005, 10:01 PM   #5
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I misssed a part in one of the links I sent to you..
You could download the 9.1 personal at work if they don't mind you downloading 700mb files during office hours....
http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=2

Hope this helps,
Missed this was your first post...Welcome....

Last edited by DeadPenguin; 04-12-2005 at 10:03 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 02:57 AM   #6
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.02 on ftp servers

Thanks for the feedback, cheers to all.
Being a bit stubborn, I will press on for a little more.

To setup an FTP server on a PC.
Is it "trivial", like can I simply download some FTP server program and then on the other computer run the linux install which terminates on the (newly created) FTP server .. ?
or do I have to install a web site that provide FTP protocol services?

Cheers and thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 03:06 AM   #7
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missed a few questions.

Yep I have a CD burner and a DVD drive.
After looking thru the iso (3.2 Gb), SUSE has included a whole host of user applications in the bundle (explains the bundle size).
Also I found a Japanese web site which has the SUSE 5CD bundle set, but the links simply timed out.
Maybe there exists a stripped down version of only the OS ? any ideas?

I like the idea of a linux version from a COMP. magazine. I will go hunt something down.

Cheers to all who responded.
 
  


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