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Old 01-25-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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Suse 9.2 Hard Drive Install


I have downloaded the complete 3+ Gig ftp DVD iso image. My problem is that i do not have a DVD burner in which i would be able to burn to. I have also download the minimal CD install and i use that to boot the installation. What i have done is put the DVD iso right on my Windows hard drive (hdb) and also have copied it over to Suse 9.1 in the /root directory. Also on my windows hard drive i have unpacked the iso right on the C: drive as well. An FTP install will not work because the install does not recognize my Wireless adapter, and I have no ethernet on this comp.

Is there anyway for me to able to do a Hard Drive install either directly from the .iso file or from the unpacked iso?? If so, could someone please walk me through it becuase i am a
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:48 PM   #2
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get yourself a knoppix cd (www.knopper.net),
mount the iso (loopback device ... "mount -o loop"),
copy over to disk
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:49 PM   #3
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I am sorry, but what exactly is this knoppix?

What will it do for me (the new user to linux )??
 
Old 01-25-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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it is a live cd for debian linux, you boot it and it loads the drivers neccesary for mouse, keyboard, ethernet, etc. then it runs as normal linux, though i'm not sure if you can install progs using a live cd
 
Old 01-25-2005, 08:09 PM   #5
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hmm well i suppose that won't work.....All i really need is instructions on how to perform a install from the files i have on the hard drive.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:54 PM   #6
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Download dvd.iso for Suse (Took 1 hr @ 1Mb/sec Broard band)
put it in windows partition (or what so ever ...)
Use a RAR application to extract the contents (Use WinRar took about 20 mins on 256 MB RAM)
Use Mini install to boot the system
Use Hardisk install and give the folder name where the files are extracted.

Here comes Suse to your life!
Life is beautiful
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:32 PM   #7
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THanks!! BUt now i have one question.....So i put the unpacked iso file directly onto my C: drive (C:\SUSE-Linux-9.2-FTP-DVD) Now this is my hdb and the hard drive i want to install suse on is hda... When I get to the part where it asks for the hard drive and such in which the install is located... what to i type there....I know i first choose the hdb as the hard drive but when i get to the part where it asks for the directory, that is where i get all upset. I have typed in /SUSE-Linux-9.2-FTP-DVD but that didn't work there.....Is their a previous directory i should put before the iso directory??
 
Old 01-28-2005, 12:49 AM   #8
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No need of forward "/"
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:41 AM   #9
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There are two ways to install it on your situation . You can use vmware to install it from inside of currently working operating system . If this not what you wanna do you can use minimal installation cd to install suse and then change the installation type from YAST . Extract dvd iso image to any directory ( use winrar ) on windows partition and then use the yast change the installation type to Directory . You have to play with the permissions of suse directory . At least you need READ access for everyone .

Worked for me when i did not have dvd burner ..
Let me know if have further questions.

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