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Re: [opensuse-factory] Instructions on the wiki for creation a USB bootable stick may be wrong for 12.3
On 2013-03-04 10:15 (GMT+0100) Andrea Turrini composed:

Felix Miata composed:

On 2013-03-03 19:26 (GMT+0200) Viljo Mustonen composed:

For systems that already have Grub installed somewhere, you don't need any
isos, DVDs or sticks:
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Network_installation#Media_free_network_installation

The page says that the proposed methods have been tested on oS 12.2
that uses Grub2 by default, but the page does not say how to add the
grub2 install item.
So, how can I make a media free network installation with grub2?

What the default bootloader is is orthogonal to the principles involved. All my openSUSE installations use Grub Legacy, regardless of oS version or what the default may have been at installation time. IMO it was in 12.2 and remains in 12.3 a mistake for Grub2 to be the unconditional default bootloader, but at least in openSUSE, unlike most other popular distros, Grub Legacy remains an easily selectable and very welcome option.

There need be no bootloader stanza to load the installation kernel and initrd. All that's required is access to a grub prompt (easily reached by escaping the Grub menu, if there even is one to start with), from which they can be loaded with a keyboard.

If you need to load them via the convenience of a menu stanza and only Grub2 is already installed from which to do it, then there are separate docs on point on how to modify the "do not edit" Grub2 menu. The essential elements of what might be included are there. The subject alternate installation methods page is providing examples, not a complete HOWTO.
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