Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.221.87.97

Forum Moderators: bakedjake

Message Too Old, No Replies

Network Installation

Upgrading over lan

     

mack

2:41 pm on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Hi all.

I currently use Suse 8.0 and have recently downloaded version 9.0

At home I have a slow connection so I downloaded it onto girlfriends PC using her super quick broadband (jelous)...

Now for the probem. What I would like to do is move the entire ftp tree of the new distro via CD rom to my house and place the tree on one of my computers currently running version 8.0 I would place it somewhere like...
/usr/local/httpd/htdocs/

Could I then use a CD with the iso image to boot the other pc and then set it to install the os from the ip address of the system storing the tree.

Would this work?

Mack.

dingman

3:59 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



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.

bakedjake

4:50 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bakedjake is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Would this work?

Yup. What you want to do is an install from NFS.

mack

10:25 pm on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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?

Mack.

bakedjake

3:33 am on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bakedjake is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Any more ideas?

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?

mack

12:19 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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?

Mack.

bakedjake

7:46 pm on Feb 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bakedjake is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Possibly, mack.

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.

mack

3:45 am on Feb 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Thanks again for the help.

Finaly got it all up and running! :)

Mack.

 

Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month