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Re: [SLE] ftp server - SOLVED
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 05:38:54 -0400
  • Message-id: <1115804333.5241.4.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 17:57, Ken Schneider wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 17:43 -0400, Mike McMullin wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 09:32, Ken Schneider wrote:
> > > Looking to set up an ftp server so I can install 9,3 on a machine that
> > > has a broken dvd drive. The only server package on 9.2 DVD is pure-ftpd
> > > and I can't figure out how to set the root dir to where I want it. Am I
> > > missing something simple or are the docs missing that part?
> >
> > Ken I realize this doesn't sound overly easy but, have you considered
> > creating an ISO of the DVD on the disk you'd ftp from, mount the .iso on
> > a file system, and then sharing that directory out under NFS (or skip a
> > bit of this and share of the DVD drive)? You could then sidestep the
> > FTP process all-together. I've done network installs, what you need is
> > a boot disk with modules, and do the process manually. Not as sweet as
> > the DVD install, but it did work well on a system that didn't have a
> > CD-ROM to install from.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
> Just so everyone is up to speed.
> I have the ftp going with the files where I want them. Simply change the
> login dir of the ftp user.
> This was for my private use only, not for the internet. The DVD drive is
> toast and can't be used which is the reason for the ftp install.
> Why create an iso of the DVD on disk and mount it when I can simply copy
> the files from the DVD to where I want them disk, same difference I
> think.

Agreed. I'm just in one of my patented do it the hard way modes this
week. :)


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