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    Default network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    I've setup a samba share on my 12.2 desktop that all the other PC's in the house can connect to (Windows and alike), so I know it's working and the permissions are good because everyone can read and write data. Then I extracted the contents of the 12.2 DVD ISO file to it's own folder on the smb share.

    I put my smb.conf at pastebin.com/LNa8shfy

    The fstab entry for the samba shared hard disk:
    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD1002FBYS-01A6B0_WOL240051204-part1     /windows/d    ntfs-3g    rw,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=0027,auto,user    0 0
    I made a bootable usb with the 12.2 Network ISO and booted the new laptop with it.

    But when I tell it to look for the installation media at the samba share, it always complains about "No repository found."

    Here is what I enter as the entry screens come up...
    Choose the network protocol: SMB / CIFS (Windows Share)
    Choose the network device: eth0
    Automatic configuration via DHCP?: Yes #at this point, the smb server can ping the laptop now
    Enter the IP address of the SMB server: 192.168.1.10
    Enter the share name on the SMB server: Don1TB
    Enter the directory on the server: /ISO/openSUSE-12.2-DVD-x86_64/ #folder with contents of DVD extracted
    Do you want to access the share as a guest?: No
    Enter your user name on the SMB server: saultdon
    Enter your password on the SMB server: ********
    Enter your workgroup: WORKGROUP #sometimes I leave it blank, b/c WORKGROUP is the default

    Then in a nasty red window, the message shows: No repository found everytime. I don't know what I'm doing wrong...
    I tried using HTTP as well and it works when pointing to Index of /pub/opensuse/distribution/12.2/repo/oss

    It it something with the permissions I set up from the fstab entry?
    Am I entering the directory on the server wrong (leading/trailing slashes...)?

    Thanks for your time, in advance.

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    Default Re: network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    On 2012-12-02 03:36, saultdon wrote:
    >
    > I've setup a samba share on my 12.2 desktop that all the other PC's in
    > the house can connect to (Windows and alike), so I know it's working and
    > the permissions are good because everyone can read and write data. Then
    > I extracted the contents of the 12.2 DVD ISO file to it's own folder on
    > the smb share.


    You could try to put the ISO directly.


    > I made a bootable usb with the 12.2 Network ISO and booted the new
    > laptop with it.
    >
    > But when I tell it to look for the installation media at the samba
    > share, it always complains about "No repository found."


    I'm not sure samba is supported for this... Typically people use nfs or
    hhtp. :-?


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    Smile Re: network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    Quote Originally Posted by saultdon View Post
    I've setup a samba share on my 12.2 desktop that all the other PC's in the house can connect to (Windows and alike), so I know it's working and the permissions are good because everyone can read and write data. Then I extracted the contents of the 12.2 DVD ISO file to it's own folder on the smb share.

    I put my smb.conf at pastebin.com/LNa8shfy

    The fstab entry for the samba shared hard disk:
    Code:
    /dev/disk/by-id/ata-WDC_WD1002FBYS-01A6B0_WOL240051204-part1     /windows/d    ntfs-3g    rw,uid=1000,gid=100,umask=0027,auto,user    0 0
    I made a bootable usb with the 12.2 Network ISO and booted the new laptop with it.

    But when I tell it to look for the installation media at the samba share, it always complains about "No repository found."

    Here is what I enter as the entry screens come up...
    Choose the network protocol: SMB / CIFS (Windows Share)
    Choose the network device: eth0
    Automatic configuration via DHCP?: Yes #at this point, the smb server can ping the laptop now
    Enter the IP address of the SMB server: 192.168.1.10
    Enter the share name on the SMB server: Don1TB
    Enter the directory on the server: /ISO/openSUSE-12.2-DVD-x86_64/ #folder with contents of DVD extracted
    Do you want to access the share as a guest?: No
    Enter your user name on the SMB server: saultdon
    Enter your password on the SMB server: ********
    Enter your workgroup: WORKGROUP #sometimes I leave it blank, b/c WORKGROUP is the default

    Then in a nasty red window, the message shows: No repository found everytime. I don't know what I'm doing wrong...
    I tried using HTTP as well and it works when pointing to Index of /pub/opensuse/distribution/12.2/repo/oss

    It it something with the permissions I set up from the fstab entry?
    Am I entering the directory on the server wrong (leading/trailing slashes...)?

    Thanks for your time, in advance.
    You are trying to use a DVD, loaded onto a hard drive as a repository? I guess I do not understand why you would try to do that? You know you can create a real local repository and share that, right? Have a look at my bash script here:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jd...up-packman-59/

    And you can load the DVD onto a Thumb Drive for DVD drive less installs:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jd...rsion-1-00-82/

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    On 2012-12-02 03:56, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
    > You are trying to use a DVD, loaded onto a hard drive as a repository?
    > I guess I do not understand why you would try to do that?


    To access it via local network, that is typical. What is not so typical
    is to do it via samba, at least that is new to me; it may make sense if
    what you have is a network of Windows machines.

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    Default Re: network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    I guess I was looking for a way to use the DVD I have downloaded, make it accessible over the LAN in some way or fashion so that other PCs here could utilize it to install openSUSE. I like the DVD because they can choose whatever DE they like.

    Having a local mirror of the openSUSE repos sounds nice, but they seem large especially if I only wanted to install the KDE desktop.
    That installation procedure says it downloads ~1GB in rpms when using the HTTP option.

    So I would only need that 1GB of that openSUSE oss repo instead of the 12GB (all of them).

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    Default Re: network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    On 2012-12-02 04:56, saultdon wrote:
    > So I would only need that 1GB of that openSUSE oss repo instead of the
    > 12GB (all of them).


    Over the years I found that one method or another failed. If Samba does
    not work for you, try http (apache) or NFS. I would try apache.

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    Default Re: network install 12.2: "no repo... found" at samba share folder

    I don't know if this is your problem but the 12.2 installer has problems with mounting ntfs.
    On the grub menu, you can try this boot option:

    Code:
    exec="ln -s /usr/bin/mount /bin/mount"

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