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Old 09-28-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
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Boot form HD??

Ok I am tired of booting SUsE 8.2 from the Live-Eval CD. How do I copy the files from the CD onto the hard drive and then make it boot from there.
Please use some details I am not to familiar with Linux.
Thank you.
Old 09-28-2003, 09:01 PM   #2
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I'm not completely sure, but I think you have to create a seperate partition with the proper boot.img on it. Then add that to lilo.

Don't know the details, but it should work. People do this with Knoppix.

BTW, there are superior versions of linux. Why trouble yourself with SuSE?
Old 09-28-2003, 09:05 PM   #3
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Unless you are particularly enamoured with SuSE Live Eval, then why not get something like Knoppix, or a distro designed to be installed onto the HDD? If you are loving SuSE and you have a broadband connection (or you are very patient) then you can install it over FTP. As for making the Live Eval disc work off the harddrive... I don't think you can do it easily. You'd need to install a bootloader as well as other fiddling about.
Old 09-28-2003, 09:46 PM   #4
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I would just install a free distro such as Mandrake or Red Hat.
back up your personal stuff first of course.


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