| 3:59 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I've done what you are describing with Debian, so it's certainly possible in theory. I don't know whether the Suse installer supports it, but I don't know why it wouldn't.
| 4:50 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Yup. What you want to do is an install from NFS.
| 10:25 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the replies.
For NFS would I just allow a directory and place the downloaded tree within there. Then set up the instaler to read from there?
I have been having all sorts of problems getting it to work using various methods. I tried FTP also using ip address of a networked server. It seams to work but then fails after it has wrote to ram disk.
The error I am getting is something like?
"blabla is not an elf file the magic bytes number is not correct a the start"
Any more ideas?
| 3:33 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)|
That's an ldconfig error... usually indicitive of a corrupted file.
What's the "blahblah" part. I mean, which file/library is it choking on?
| 12:19 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)|
All of them... every file that apears on screen at boot up after It starts downloading from the local server.
When I downloaded the tree from the ftp server i simply used IE to visit the site, then secected all and pasted to a local folder, shoudl i have used ascII with an ftp client. Is it possible i have downloaded everything in a corruptable way?
| 7:46 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)|
What you might consider is grabbing a SuSE ISO image, then using the ISO loopback driver for Linux. It's builtin. That way, you just mount the image to a mountpoint, NFS that mount, then you have a virtual CD-ROM drive to install from.
This is my standard way of installing Linux/FreeBSD over the network lately, and it works very well.
| 3:45 am on Feb 21, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Thanks again for the help.
Finaly got it all up and running! :)