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Old 04-14-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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installing linux suse 10 from hard disk

iam having a laptop with damaged cd rom ,i have the 5 cds copied on the harddisk.
how can i install them,note that i have windows xp and i don't need it anymore.
i want linux only on my harddisk
by the way i don't have fast internet connection
Old 04-14-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Look specifically at the section what to do for GRUB for NT. You should be able to use grub to boot installer kernel and have the kernel install from the iso.

Note that for debian installer at least, the iso can't be on NTFS.

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Old 04-15-2006, 07:49 AM   #3
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I followed the link but didn't find the GRUB.
Iam a newbie and don't know what's kernel.
Thank you for your concern.
Old 04-15-2006, 09:31 AM   #4
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It looks like you might have to boot from a floppy drive.

This might be of some interest ;

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Old 05-16-2006, 02:06 PM   #5
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I too am trying to find ways to install SUSE from HDD, kept on my second hard drive as an .iso image. I only have a CD Writer so buning of DVD iso is not possible.

Is there any small iso available from SUSE, which i can burn and mount the iso image in the linux mode. And run install from mounted image (How ? which command ?)

Or boot from any bootable linux distro will do the needful


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Old 05-17-2006, 07:12 AM   #6
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Hi all

I downloaded SUSE-Linux-10.1-GM-i386-mini.iso from net and tried to boot from it. I sucessfully booted but after starting installation process first it ask for ip address of my lan card (???) and then from HDD install option it always deny presence of installation. I know that the iso is lying on the same partition which setup is listing.

What may be the problem. Or the installation process is expecting some special name of the iso. My iso name is "SUSE" is it not suitable, or some other problem is there

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For purposes of the next person that finds this thread, the problem is most likely that one has to enter the complete file name of the ISO. E.g., if the DVD iso is stored on windoz partition F in directory "SUSE" ( F:\SUSE ) and the ISO name is " openSUSE-10.3-GM-DVD-x86_64.iso " then when one clicks to the install source location entry widget in the installation, one would enter


in the entry box.
Note that the drive ID name is not required but the forward slash is. Also the ISO most likely needs to be on a FAT(32) formatted partition or some Linux native partition (such as ext2 or ext3). While it might be possible, it is unlikely that the SUSE (YAST2)installer will read files on NTFS formatted partitions.

For other solutions, seek out:
http: Installation_without_CD
It is available in several other languages - just change it using the link at the top of the " Installation_without_CD " article's page.

I would post the link for easy access but due to, I am sure, abuse of this system and the loss of my many years long user ID, this forum refuses to allow the link until I make another post somewhere. (man that * ...)

The article covers a lot of choices:

Installation without CD


* 1 Situation
* 2 Procedures
o 2.1 Getting the data
+ 2.1.1 Before installation
+ 2.1.2 During installation
o 2.2 Installing the data
+ 2.2.1 Installing from data stored on another machine (Internet/Network install)
# Internet/Network install using GRUB/LILO
# Internet/Network install using boot floppies
# Remote Network Installation
# Internet/Network install direct from existing Windows or Linux install
# Internet/Network install using USB Stick
* Creating a bootable USB Stick version of mini.iso entirely from Windows
* Creating a bootable USB Stick from Linux
+ 2.2.2 Installing from data saved on your local machine
o 2.3 Changing the bootloader sequence
+ 2.3.1 Grub
+ 2.3.2 Lilo
+ 2.3.3 Others
o 2.4 Running the setup

Something there should work, .

| And BTW I just used one way(2.3.2) for DVD on ext3 and have used others in the past. |
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dear talents, I want to install suse 10x to 64 bit m/c remotely. can any one suggest me how to do this remote installation if can u give me the proper link to refer this. if u have any document then give me.
you can send reply to my personal id
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Smile remote linux suse 10 x installation

Dear friends,

I am new to remote installations.
Can any talent can suggest me to that how to do the remote linux installations(suse 10x).


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