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    Default Install Opensuse from different Linux Rescue boot CD?

    Hi there,

    is it possible to install opensuse remotely when the system booted a rescue cd with debian (I guess it debian but I'm not sure)

    I have a root server but the provider does not offer opensuse as image, only Centos, Ubuntu or Debian and I have no KVM access.

    Does anyone have a description how to install opensuse on such a server?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Install Opensuse from different Linux Rescue boot CD?

    You can do a netinstall if you can can put the kernel and initrd from the netinstall CD somewhere where GRUB or some other bootloader can load it. But it would have to be an unattended install since you have no console access. I can't comment on that as I have no experience, and of course if the install fails you have to start from the beginning if the kernel and initrd were overwritten during the install.

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    Default Re: Install Opensuse from different Linux Rescue boot CD?

    Quote Originally Posted by khr_2005 View Post
    Hi there,

    is it possible to install opensuse remotely when the system booted a rescue cd with debian (I guess it debian but I'm not sure)

    I have a root server but the provider does not offer opensuse as image, only Centos, Ubuntu or Debian and I have no KVM access.

    Does anyone have a description how to install opensuse on such a server?

    Thanks
    No not without KVM access.

    The only way I would try, would be to build a Virtual exact copy of the remote system on another machine, install openSUSE on the Virtual copy, then restore an image of the Virtual copy to the remote. Even then the Virtual copy would need to have the same hardward as the remote, or use generic drivers.
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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