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Old 07-03-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
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Second install from harddisk from a running system possible?


Yes I know, similar things have been asked before but I found no satisfying answer. This is what I want to do:

I have (several) instances of SuSE 10.0 installed on my hd. I have copies of the 5 CDs in an extra partition mounted under normal directory /iso.

Now I want to install again (to try out things or play until it is broken). How can I get the system to install from /iso? Mounting with the loopdevice -- and then? How do I change media (/iso/CD1 -> /iso/CD2 ...)? How do I get it started at all?
 
Old 07-03-2007, 11:05 AM   #2
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First you need to have only one ISO DVD image and you may need to mount it during the install. You'll need to drop to a another tty console during the setup by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F2 to F7. I would recommend to mount it to a new directory /mnt/iso then the install wizard should give you the option of specifying this directory to install from.

You can also copy all the contents of each CD ot a directory on the second hard drive then mount it the same during the install wizard.
 
Old 07-04-2007, 01:11 AM   #3
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Well, I only have the CD images. But I could begin with a minimal installation only from CD 1 and switch the sources later.

Of course I can go to a console, but how do I start the installation?
 
Old 12-14-2007, 02:48 AM   #4
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Here is a solution proposed by saikee:http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ssible-566302/

Oh, and I will copy the 5 CDs into a single directory, maybe that works like a DVD...

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