I wish do installation of openSUSE through network for openSUSE 10.3.
No, I am not going to change to anything newer.
I have research for the topic and know how to make a ftp or http or PXE installation server/source and also how to use it. But I have some problems doing it.
The problems are,
my onboard network card is not supported out of the box 10.3 but I have compiled a new driver for it and is available in .ko format.
I have a working autoinst.xml for autoyast which I want to use for auto-installation
I can’t do a ftp or http installation because 10.3 does not support my onboard network out-of-the-box
And, from what I read, pxe installation does not take in autoyast which I want to do.
How can I load my network .ko file in the splash screen so that I can do a http or ftp installation?
Can PXE installation do autoyast?
Or any ideas how can I overcome my problems, except using newer versions?
And also, my computers only have 1 dvd drive, no floppy disks.
Installation for 50 of them.
sorry to tell you, but AS FAR AS I KNOW, is the 10.3 in state eol (End Of Life) for a very long time now,
so i think there will be no way to have a network installation.
So did you try the same with the 11.3 dvd?
The scenario is quite generic and may even happen to 11.3 and beyond.
Rather than seeing it as a 10.3 only issue, take it as a problem that will happen to all distributions.
What I am thinking is to attach a PCI network card take works out of the box. But I don’t have that much network cards to go around or maybe i just need 5 of them installing at the same time as we don’t want to overload the network storage.
khaos83 2000 wrote:
> I wish do installation of openSUSE through network for openSUSE 10.3.
> No, I am not going to change to anything newer.
> I have research for the topic and know how to make a ftp or http or
> PXE installation server/source and also how to use it. But I have some
> problems doing it.
I would build an etherboot image with PXE for usb or cd, and boot from
that. That way you make sure you have the necessary driver support.
To run the installation, your could have a pxe config along these lines:
append initrd=install-opensuse103-initrd usessh=1 sshpassword=1234 vga=normal install=<installationsource>
menu label Install openSUSE 10.3
The files ‘install-opensuse103-kernel’ and 'install-opensuse103-initrd’are from the 10.3 CD:
(the above is from a working install-over-pxe setup).
Per Jessen, Zürich (20.8°C)
> Hi there,
> sorry to tell you, but AS FAR AS I KNOW, is the 10.3 in state eol (End
> Of Life) for a very long time now, so i think there will be no way to
> have a network installation.
Just download the DVD, loop mount it on your http server, and you’re
off. Nothing to it.
Per Jessen, Zürich (20.8°C)