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[SLE] FTP Install issue...
- From: tcz3@xxxxxxxxxxx (Todd Zino)
- Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 13:20:12 -0400
- Message-id: <220.127.116.11.19990916132012.00911790@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
After resorting to all FAQs and info pages, I'm resorting to this list
(which I've been meaning to join anyway to keep up on developments).
While waiting for my departmental paperwork to go through and authorize the
shrinkwrap box of 6.2, I am trying to upgrade my 6.1 installation to 6.2
via FTP. I've been able to successfully install other Linux and BSD
variants in this manner, but YaST is giving me a teufel of a time with the
I load the kernel module for my card (tlan, Compaq's illustrious onboard
netflex FYI) and am able to configure the net settings and initially
connect to ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/6.2 whereupon the crucial data is
xfered to my RAMdisk and YaST is launched.
After YaST requests and gathers the pertinent HD partitioning/install info,
it goes out to the green and gray screen with all the FTP settings listed
out and the log window at the bottom. Here, YaST swears "no route to host"
when trying to connect to the FTP server, and thus will not proceed the
installation. Moreover, if I try to back out and unload/reload the network
driver and settings, I'll keep getting red "FTP failure" error windows
popping up until I reboot and start everything from scratch.
Perhaps it is somehow losing my network settings (gateway, nameserver,
netmask, etc), but how does it remember the FTP server address? And I'd
assume the error message would be different if it wasn't even able to find
the eth0 module I initially loaded. Is there anyway within YaST to get
low-level access to interface files to explicitly check and redeclare these
settings on the fly?
I've tried going through expert mode, repartitioning the HD (all my home
stuff is NFS'd elsewhere), not touching the HD at all, and trying a
different mirror. All to no avail.
Does the linux01.gwdg.de:suse/6.2/i386.de/ have an english installation if
I try to do this by NFS?
More importantly, has ANYONE encountered errors similar to this? For as
much as I like SuSe's features and SOME of YaST's centralized config
potential, I've been plagued with errors and reinstall-necessitating issues
since my first exposure to SuSe 6.1. And I have not been able to find any
info on the web about general SuSe setup/config issues (such as the glibc
on 6.1 problem, etc).
SuSe says their support will not deal with FTP install problems, and there
is no info on the site that I could find detailing the problems I am
having. Thus, I look forward to advice anyone here can give.
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