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Re: [opensuse] supported linuxrc install= scheme missing?
On 8/20/2013 2:05 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
http://en.opensuse.org/Linuxrc lists:

Supported schemes:

cd (or cdrom) # CD-ROM
hd (or harddisk) # local hard disk
disk # any local disk device (CD-ROM, hard disk or floppy)
file # local file
floppy # floppy (better use disk)
ftp # ftp server
http # http server
nfs # nfs server
slp # use SLP to get the real URL
smb (or cifs) # Windows share
tftp # tftp server

Which one of those applies to a 12.3 DVD iso hosted on NFS? Nothing I've
tried works, forcing me to HTTP install, aka download what's already
been downloaded, wasting time and bandwidth.

I would expect

...install=nfs://192.168.###.###/isos/openSUSE-12.3-DVD-i586.iso
udev.rule="mac=00:e0:4d:8d:66:56,name=eth0" hostip=192.168.###.###/24
gateway=192.168.###.### nameserver=###...
udev.rule="mac=##:##:##:##:##:##,name=eth0"...

to work, but the installer "could not find the openSUSE 12.3 repository"
(with or without the udev.... part).


I don't know about nfs, but one way you can do it using your local network without any extra downloading or disk space, is by loopback mounting the iso and sharing the mount point via http, then use install=http://host/path/to/mountpoint. Even with having to set up the loopback mount it seems like less fuss to me than nfs.

On the install server:
cd /srv/www/htdocs
mkdir os1230
mount -o loopback /path/to/os1230.iso os1230

On the install client:
boot: install=http://install-lan-ip/os1230

Just for the record I actually usually do it by mirroring the ftp install source with rsync so for most versions I have a local copy of part of the ftp site instead of an iso, and I don't bother having a loopback mount like that for 15 different versions of opensuse.

But it works exactly the same. I DO use the mounted iso trick once in a while for various reasons.

In fact you don't even really need to say install=... on the boot prompt, you can enter it interactively in some early screens of the mini/net iso. Same with the network settings.

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