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Old 04-27-2003, 01:30 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Mankato, MN
Distribution: Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 and Morphix
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Installing Caldera OpenLinux 3.1.1 from isos

I would like to know exactly what the procedure is to install Caldera latest version of OpenLinux (look in subject for version number) from downloaded isos on a hard drive separate from the install drive specifically for storing the isos only (and whether or not it needs to be in a fat or a Linux ext2 partition in case I can't make it work this way) off a boot floppy created for such an install and how to make the floppy as I know this is a nonstandard install method.
Old 04-27-2003, 01:42 PM   #2
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This is an update to the thread I created with additional valuable information I just found on Caldera's site. Firstly for anyone else out there using the latest OpenLinux 3.1.1 (either Workstation or eDesktop and not earlier versions) or considering using it as their distro there are release notes for this release at I would also like to make you aware that if any of you out there are trying to or thinking about installing this version at the very least you must make floppy install boot and modules disks (modules is optional really, but I recommend it for a broader hardware probe increasing your chances of successful hardware configuration). The only information I need from all of you now is how to mount the iso images after the initial floppy bootup so this method will work. Unfortunately Caldera assumes we're smart enough to already know how or we could find it anyways, but this is often not true especially for newbies. I hope distros in the future assume we know less so that newbies have an easier time installing whatever distro they choose. Also I'm letting all Caldera users know that last I checked the knowledge base is offline (probably due to maintenence) ):.
Old 04-28-2003, 03:03 AM   #3
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After you boot with your install boot floppy, at the prompt enter something like this:

mount -o loop -t iso9660 shrike-i386-disc1.iso /usr/rh9

Replace the ' shrike-i386-disc1.iso ' with the name of your iso file. You may have to include the complete path to your iso file. Also, replace the ' /usr/rh9 ' with your mount point. Make sure that the mount point exists.

I got that info from here:


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