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Old 11-19-2001, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question Installing SUSE 7.3 through FTP


I was trying to install SUSE through ftp, but i encountered a problem:
To connect to the internet through dhcp i have to set my hostname, otherwise it can't connect. But in the installation program on the bootdisk i can't change it anywhere..... Anyone know how i can fix this????
 
Old 11-19-2001, 09:50 AM   #2
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Well if you can get a terminal window up (or if you're in text mode) you might be able to manually start dhcpcd and send the hostname. Try <ctrl><alt><f2> (or f3?) to get to a working console and type
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dhcpcd -h yourhostname
I used to be able to just manually set up my IP for my cable modem but now they have gone to a _very_ dynamic config.
 
Old 11-21-2001, 06:03 AM   #3
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But i can't get a console up. ctrl+alt+f2 or f3 just gives me a blank screen.
 
Old 11-25-2001, 02:47 PM   #4
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Anybody an idea???
 
Old 11-25-2001, 07:57 PM   #5
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If you usually get the same IP address every time you lease via DHCP you may be able to use that IP address (set it manually).

If you know anybody with a home router - borror it - (linksys, 3Com, etc) you could connect it to your cable modem and then connect your pc to it with a static IP on the same subnbet (ie: 192.168.0.xxx). It works in our firewalled network quite nicely.
 
Old 11-25-2001, 08:48 PM   #6
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Is this your only pc?

Can you setup another one for the connection?
 
Old 11-26-2001, 04:37 AM   #7
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Yes, I usually have the same ip adress, but I still have to set the hostname of my pc, only the ip does not work. Although this isn't my only pc, the others don't have a network card in it and I don't know anybody who has a router.
 
  


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