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I'm trying to install SUSE 9.0 from my hard disk but hit a basic problem. The install program does not find/recognise the installation source directory. I have a full download of the i386 distribution tree from mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.0/ (all 7GB!) which is stored on an NTFS partition that appears under /hda5. When booting from the CD (boot.iso from same source) I select manual install and install from disk, select source directory /dev/hda5/<windows directory names> but nothing happens. I've also tried selecting the source as the /boot directory /setup directory and /i586 directory with no success. I've also tried copying the entire ...

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    Default SUSE 9.0 install from hard disk

    I'm trying to install SUSE 9.0 from my hard disk but hit a basic problem.
    The install program does not find/recognise the installation source
    directory. I have a full download of the i386 distribution tree from
    mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.0/ (all 7GB!) which is
    stored on an NTFS partition that appears under /hda5.

    When booting from the CD (boot.iso from same source) I select manual install
    and install from disk, select source directory /dev/hda5/<windows directory
    names> but nothing happens. I've also tried selecting the source as the
    /boot directory /setup directory and /i586 directory with no success. I've
    also tried copying the entire source tree to an ext2 file system (under SUSE
    7.2) but get the same result.

    I suspect there's something obvious/simple I'm missing, but have tried all
    the options and variations I can think of.

    Any suggestions?

    Steve


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    Default Re: SUSE 9.0 install from hard disk

    Steve Proctor wrote: 

    From http://www.suse.com/us/private/download/suse_linux/index.html
    Important note:
    Download the files only if you can export the data to your local network
    with NFS! If you do not have this possibility or want to install SUSE
    LINUX on one host only, perform the FTP installation as described above.
    It is not possible to generate installation CDs from a complete
    download.

    NFS is not the same as NTFS. If you have a second PC, put the files on
    the other PC, install a FTP server on that PC and make the FTP install
    with the other PC as server



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    On Tue, 02 Dec 2003 18:23:12 +0000, Steve Proctor wrote:
     
    Hi steve,
    I just installed the suse from the hard disk (ntfs partition).
    during booting you have to load the file system module for ntfs.
    then select the drive or partition and give the dir name ....
    hope it will help .

    Tapas
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    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. ;)

    CU,
    Felix

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    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.

    Steve

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