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Re: [opensuse] install without CD
- From: "Brian K. White" <brian@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 11:03:48 -0400
- Message-id: <4A8AC2D4.8030701@xxxxxxxxx>
Dave Howorth wrote:
Lars Müller wrote:
Have you used http?You need to use the location of the actual files of the openSUSEOK. I repeated the install as before but changed the directory to
distribution and not the one with the CD/ DVD ISO image files in.
the location for 11.1 for example.
"/pub/opensuse/distribution/11.1/repo/oss/" but I still get "No
repository found". Was I supposed to do something different?
Yes. With no success.
Have you tried to paste
a web broweser and do you get a listing starting with the ARCHIVES.gz
file and ending with the suse/ directory?
I have done that on the machine I am typing this on, which is on the
same network switch as the target machine. I also see the directory if I
use the 184.108.40.206 IP address, so I guess that's correct.
If your system has a working network setup including DNS this approachThe mirrorbrain mechanism ensures to redirect your client transparentlyAre you saying that I don't need to do an FTP install (as stated on the
to the best or closest known mirror seen from your particular network
location (AS) if you use http as transport protocol.
wiki page) but can do an HTTP one and in that case I can use DNS instead
of IP? (I'll try that while I wait for a reply)
is known to work.
I don't know how I'd know whether it has a working DNS setup. But if I
select an HTTP install it then asks me for the IP address of the server
and if I type "download.opensuse.org" it says "Invalid input" (after
quite a long time) so there's obviously some other information that I
The mirrorbrain approach only works for HTTP. That's why I'm using HTTP
for all repos in use. Independent it it is an initial install or if it
is about applying updates.
So that's one thing that we know is definitely wrong in the wiki
instructions, then :) It says FTP and should say HTTP.
One obvious possibility is that there's something wrong with the network
setup on the target machine but:
(1) it was working up until I booted the installer
(2) the installer made a DHCP query and didn't report any problem so I
guess the network stack is working
(3) the error it does report is "No repository found". I'd hope for some
more specific error if it couldn't reach the host.
Is there any way to get the installer to tell me the HTTP request &
response details? Or otherwise see what's happening?
I've repeated the HTTP attempt and double-checked the IP address and
directory name so I think they're correct.
It's perfectly correct for the documentation to say ftp.
It's also perfectly correct for you to use http if you want to.
It should be obvious that any network-based install can only possibly
work if your network card is lucky and happens to be on of the ones that
the installer knows how to use.
If the installer does in fact sucessfully light up your nic, and
successfully negotiates dhcp, and your dhcp server gives you correct
network and dns settings, and you want to use http, then you need to
enter a valid repository hostname or ip, AND a valid path to a valid repo.
What _specifically_ about this don't you understand or what specifically
from this did you do and it didn't work?
Btw I found that by doing something incredibly arcane and wizardly.
I opened up google and put in "opensuse install http"
Man that was hard.
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