SUSE 11.1 .iso is on partition wih lvm flag

SUSE: openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso

I extracted linuz and initrd from .iso, renamed them inst-linuz and inst-initrd, booted and …

Installer is looking for ‘CD1’.
What is a good way to start installation if it possible?

Someone with a netbook without CD/DVD had success installing from file & USB flash drive, by running something to prepare the installation, but they found they needed 2 copies of file 1 on disk, other in flash.

It sounds like you’re trying to use an unsupported install method. Is there a possibility to boot with the small Net Install CD for example, and then mount and access that file? Though I’m not certain LVM is up and running, at that early point in installer, it’s before YaST Install gets started.

I wasn’t careful reader
Installation without CD - openSUSE
at the very bottom
Installation without CD - openSUSE
I should pay attention to.

Anyway, I did like this

1 ‘Make sure that CD number 1 …]’>Back
2 Choose the keyboard map>OK. (I pressed ‘Enter’ when OK was highligted)
3 Start installation or System>OK
4 Start installation or Update>OK
5 Chose ‘Hard Disc (local drive)’>OK
6 Chose directory (/sda8 here)>OK
7 Typed /openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso>

On #7 I didn’t have single botton highligted. Instead there was thin line (about 1/4") all throug selection window. When I clicked enter it gave me an error. Pressing ‘Enter’ cleared the error. Another ‘Enter’ returned me back to step #5. That circle (##5-6-7) happened about 20 times and finally installer started.

Now I need to figure out how to boot installation located on LV (/boot and /root on LV as well).

Having /boot in LVM is not a supportable configuration.

GRUB needs to be able to read the file system using BIOS calls, and adding LVM plus devicmapper into it, starts to get heavyweight.

The solution used by distro’s is a seperate /boot partition, with loaded kernel and initrd handling / LVM support.

Personally I’d rather not have / in LVM (RAID1 fine), but / in there makes the system too brittle, and hard to recover if the initrd gets messed up.

Installation process is so simple, yet.

Anyway, I loged in, and configured my .iso image as media source.
Unfortunally, yast says

‘Cannot find available loop device to mount the image file
from ‘iso:///?iso=openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso&url=hd:///?device=/dev/sda8&filesystem=auto’.’

Any ideas?