Re: SUSE 9.0 install from hard disk
From: Steve Proctor (steve.proctor_at_btinternet.com)
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 09:25:37 +0000 (UTC)
Thanks. Worked a treat. Specifying /suse instead of /dev/hda5/suse as the
source fixed the problem. Nowinstalled and working.
There is an NTFS file system module and quite a few others.
I suspected I didn't need the src files, but as I couldn't get it to work
without them I thought maybe the installer was objecting to them not being
there. At least I know now for next time.
"Felix Limus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi Steve,
> Did you load the NTFS driver in the module/filesystem setup? As far as I
> remember there is a driver for it (can't look for it right now, because
> I can't reboot at the moment). If possible use FAT32 which shouldn't
> produce any problems. Later you have to choose the partition (in your
> case /dev/hda5) and as the source directory you choose the local
> directory name without the partition name, i.e. /suse9 if the directory
> name is /suse9 on /dev/hda5 (what probably would be d:\suse9 in
> windows). If the installation routine can read your NTFS partition it
> should work that way. With ext2 it should work anyway.
> Besides, you don't need all 7 GB. You can leave out /suse/src which has
> more than 3 GB alone. There are only source files in it. Without that
> you can burn the whole download on one DVD. So it's easier to install,
> if you are lucky enough to own a DVD burner. ;)