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    Install SLES 11 from either usb or net install

    Hi,

    I want to use this dvd iso, and burn it to a thumb drive, and do an install on my server (without a DVD drive) with it:

    SLES-11-SP2-DVD-i586-GM-DVD1.iso

    However, when I've attempted to use the openSUSE examples, it's failed each time.

    I format the 4GB thumb drive as Fat 16 and make sure the boot flag is set.

    #fdisk -l
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 2048 7974911 3986432 e W95 FAT16 (LBA)

    However, after I cp -R -L the files from the mounted dvd .iso, and use mkbootdisk, it still fails to install.

    I've checked my BIOS settings and it is set to boot from the thumb first.

    Does anyone know of a clearcut guide for installing SLES 11 SP2 via a usb thumb drive?

    Also, I've never done a net-install, and I was considering using that option.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Rob

  2. Re: Install SLES 11 from either usb or net install

    On Sat 13 Apr 2013 06:24:03 AM CDT, rwillmann wrote:


    Hi,

    I want to use this dvd iso, and burn it to a thumb drive, and do an
    install on my server (without a DVD drive) with it:

    SLES-11-SP2-DVD-i586-GM-DVD1.iso

    However, when I've attempted to use the openSUSE examples, it's failed
    each time.

    I format the 4GB thumb drive as Fat 16 and make sure the boot flag is
    set.

    #fdisk -l
    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 2048 7974911 3986432 e W95 FAT16
    (LBA)

    However, after I cp -R -L the files from the mounted dvd .iso, and use
    mkbootdisk, it still fails to install.

    I've checked my BIOS settings and it is set to boot from the thumb
    first.

    Does anyone know of a clearcut guide for installing SLES 11 SP2 via a
    usb thumb drive?

    Also, I've never done a net-install, and I was considering using that
    option.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Rob


    Hi
    What host OS are you using, SLE? If so have you tried imagewriter?
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/imagewriter

    You could always build up your image on SUSE Studio which will build a
    proper USB image as well as many other formats: http://susestudio.com

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  3. Re: Install SLES 11 from either usb or net install

    Hi Rob,

    while it does depend on the way your BIOS supports the USB thumbdrive... for both openSUSE and SLES we've been doing simple "dd"s to copy the ISO image to a USB drive, stick it into the computer and boot the system. No need for special programs, at least when you already run some Linux.

    Regards,
    Jens

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    Re: Install SLES 11 from either usb or net install

    Thanks!

    Using SuseStudio, I created exactly the image I wanted, used dd if=/appliance_name.raw of=/dev/sdb and it worked great!

    Thanks so much for your help guys!

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