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Re: [SLE] Install w/o CD
- From: jfondow1@xxxxxxxx (Jonathan)
- Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 13:58:19 -0500
- Message-id: <38B57F4B.3B443FE@xxxxxxxx>
I found the ftp method to be much easier than setting up NFS. I just
mounted the cd in a local suse box that allowed ftp and then pointed the
installation to that machine for ftp install
Juergen Braukmann wrote:
> Kaare Rasmussen wrote:
> > I have a very old 486 33 Mhz that I want to use as a router. The problem
> > is that it is very old, having a CD (I installed several years after it
> > was bought) that is very non-standard. I hope I can somehow install w/o
> > using this CD, as I imagine there's a lot of work getting it to function
> > (the CD is connected to a create soundblaster sound card).
> > There's a working network card in the computer. Can I install using
> > that?
> Both choices are nearly equal effort:
> 1) try and error with "non standard" CD modules and bootdisk
> (my very slightly preffered one)
> 2) NFS install. configure one machine as NFS server by
> - editing /etc/exports to export the /cdrom dir
> - restarting / starting the nfsserver
> The whole latter procedure should be discribed in the manual.
> In theory you can copy all cd's to a server dir as well, make sure to
> copy the hidden files as well...
> my /etc/exports looks like:
> # See exports(5) for a description.
> # This file contains a list of all directories exported to other
> # It is used by rpc.nfsd and rpc.mountd.
> /cdrom install.forty.two(ro) arthurdent.forty.two(ro)
> /usr/src arthurdent.forty.two(rw, no_root_squash)
> 192.168.42.142(rw, no_root_squash)
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