I have to install opensuse 11.2 (64bit) on several old machines which only have a CD (not DVD) reader.
The only CD I found was the “net install” one.
The process is quite laborious, because though there are only a few changes I want done to the install defaults (no ext4 for example), the fact I have to do it several times over makes it all tedious. The downloading of all the packages can be quite slow at times.
Of course, PXE would be a solution to all this, but I’m unsure to what extent.
What I would like is to be able to change the installer itself with my own chosen defaults and then remaster a CD with more of the pakages on the CD so I can minimise downloading.
Has anybody done anything like this? Advice welcome. Thanks.