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Old 11-06-2004, 12:20 PM   #1
gvozdev
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installing suse on laptop without cd-rom or floppy


How to install suse linux on laptop which does not have cdrom or floppy but has usb and lan?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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If you have a bootable USB drive and your bios supports USB booting, you could try to copy a boot image (boot.iso) on it and try a network installation. But you'll need some hardware to boot from...

Hmm, if you have windows installed, maybe the following link provides a solution:

http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2001/0...a_dosinst.html

But I don't know if this will work with newer versions.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:29 PM   #3
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But how can I create bootable flash drive?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:33 PM   #4
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By the way I do have an installed Linux Red Hat on this laptop and I would like to replace it with suse. What can I do?
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:39 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gvozdev
But how can I create bootable flash drive?
Don't know! Found this on google, but sounds a little complicated:

http://www.freewebs.com/tsj/bootingUSB_ldp_v0.1.htm

and this:

http://rz-obrian.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/knoppix-usb/

ADD: This is what I got as a reply when I asked for the same thing:

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1) make USB stick bootable
fdisk /dev/sda
set boot flagon

2) syslinux /dev/sda

3) mount ISO image (that would be the SuSE boot.iso)
mount -o loop boot.iso /mnt/something

4) copy all data on USB stick

5) cd to USB stick mount point

6) cd boot/isolinux
cp boot.msg help.msg initrd.ide vmlinuz memtest isolinux.cfg ../../

7) cd ../../
mv isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg

from: http://d-i.pascal.at/

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