Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-12-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Distribution: CollegeLinux 2.5
Posts: 148

Rep: Reputation: 15
SUSE net install with Telus

Hey all-- if you are not using Telus in Canada you may not be able to help, but other ISPs might use a similar system so please read anyway.

Anyway, I am trying to do a SUSE network install. However, the installer cannot connect with the ftp server.

Now, I am fairly certain that the reason for this is because Telus requires you to register each computer with them by going to a certain website by which it takes your MAC address (I think). The new computer, as I have never used it here before, is not registered. Is there some kind of workaround? The only thing I can think of is to get a router, but I can't really afford one at the moment.

So, is there any other way around this? My other system is running Win2K and I suppose there might be a way to use it as a server but I have no clue how to do this, besides the fact that I only have one monitor for the two systems at the moment.

I'm always happy to get a free computer, even if I can't afford a few necessary peripherals at the moment.
Old 06-14-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
bruno buys
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Rio
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,509

Rep: Reputation: 46
Would it work if you run a system from the cd? Like knoppix?
Run knoppix, go online, register at the site and then reboot on suse ftp install.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post DHCP on SuSE 9.1 LUB997 Linux - Software 1 07-18-2005 01:15 AM
can't get on the net with Suse bograt Linux - Hardware 26 03-07-2005 11:14 PM
Telus dialup - Canadian specific lth SUSE / openSUSE 3 02-03-2005 06:19 AM
SuSE 9.2 ASP.NET with Mono Icarus315 Linux - Software 1 01-31-2005 08:37 AM
Suse 8.1 SMB net install Kristersaurus Linux - Networking 1 06-26-2003 12:15 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration