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    Default Opensuse 11.4 install from Hard Drive Like usb

    Hello! I was wondering if it is possible to you an extra hard drive i have laying around to do a OpenSuse 11.4 Install from just like you would with a usb stick. The reason i am not using a usb stick is because my 8gig usb has seem to run away and after searching all day decided to come on the forums and ask. Also if possible can anyone tell me the quickest way to do this? Thanks

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    Default Re: Opensuse 11.4 install from Hard Drive Like usb

    @Jerry421
    You have a HD laying around - what type of HD is this? Is it a external USB HD?

    Because your question sounds like you want to use this HD as an installation source, to install 11.4 to a computer?

    Is this correct?
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    Yes I have an extra IDE Internal Hard drive i want to use as a DVD alternative per say. To install OpenSuse 11.4 to my Sata HD.

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    Default Re: Opensuse 11.4 install from Hard Drive Like usb

    Before I address this any further.
    ( I see you explained about your missing 8GB USB Flash )
    But can you explain why you cannot use a CD or DVD
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    I can use a CD although i have both the CD and DVD version downloaded the only thing that concerns me about doing a CD install is that I have dsl internet that at most gives me 180kb a sec. Although if you think that will not be a problem for getting updates and needed packages than I will hop on it =)

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    Default Re: Opensuse 11.4 install from Hard Drive Like usb

    Use the DVD if you have it

    It kind of puzzles me what you were thinking of gaining by using the HD?

    Regarding your install: Do you have a windows install? Is there also a install of an earlier version of openSUSE or any other Linux? Do you need help?
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    I have the CD and DvD downloaded.. Now as for burning I can only Burn the CD image. The DVD image was going to be booted from a USB i do not have so its Either the CD version burned. Or the DvD version on the HD install. Yes i have Kubuntu 64bit installed.

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    Default Re: Opensuse 11.4 install from Hard Drive Like usb

    Do you plan to keep Kubuntu?

    Use the CD then.

    So you must have the DVD .iso - we can add this as a source post install
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    Nope Goodbye Kubuntu Hello Opensuse. I will be wiping my entire HD so in other words i should put the Suse DVD image over to my extra hard drive and then use it after install correct?

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    Default Re: Opensuse 11.4 install from Hard Drive Like usb

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry421 View Post
    Nope Goodbye Kubuntu Hello Opensuse. I will be wiping my entire HD so in other words i should put the Suse DVD image over to my extra hard drive and then use it after install correct?
    Place a copy of the DVD .iso on your spare HD then :
    Personally I would say use the CD to install.
    Let it use the entire HD: by selecting 'Create Partition Setup' here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11....partitions.jpg
    Then select the first option here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/11..../10.Custom.jpg (Not the custom) This will let the installer use your entire HD and select the best setup for you.

    Once installed add the DVD .iso in Yast software repositories > Local iso image
    Disable the oss and non-oss online repos, just leave the update active

    If you want multi media I can guide you, just let me know if you have gnome or kde
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