Re: [SLE] installing without booting
From: David T-G (davidtg-suse-linux-e_at_justpickone.org)
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 21:04:36 -0400 To: "SuSE Linux (English) list" <email@example.com>
Carlos, et al --
...and then Carlos E. R. said...
% On 2003.07.18 15:50 David T-G wrote:
% > I think that all of the RPMs I see on my 8.1 are 586 or 686. I also have
% > SuSE 6.1 for anything really old, but it's a pain to have to go and
% > compile everything so I just won't go out and get any 486s any time soon!
% They are all compiled for a plain pentium in suse 8.2, I guess:
% optflags: i686 -O2 -march=i686 -mcpu=i686
Isn't a plain pentium a 586 and a Pentium II / Celeron a 686?
% > % You might boot from a diskete, and tell it to use an ftp source.
% > No floppy, either :-) Didn't even think to mention that one...
% Just an stupid question: O:-)
% What happens if it breaks down one day? You have no way to get into it...
If it breaks then it breaks. I pop the drive out, take it over to the
guy who built it for me and perhaps even get a new LFS load on it. Since
LILO talks to the serial console, though, the first thing I try is booting
from the alternate partition (which currently has the LFS build on it the
same as the primary) and do the repairs from there. [That's what I'd do
once SuSE, or whatever it turns out to be, is finally installed.]
% > Thanks again & HAND
% Ahhh...! I don't have "HAND" in my acronyms list :-?
I see that Anders has already answered this one for me :-)
% Carlos Robinson
Thanks again & HAND
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