This article describes the process of adding openSUSE to a server that already has Ubuntu 10.4 LTS installed without using a CD.
First, download the Network installation file from the SUSE website. After extracting file to a location on hard drive, I install to a flash drive.
Flash drive was previously used with UNetbootin, so it is set to bootable. Comes up normally during boot process but requires manual location of initrd and kernel. Installation fails out and starts manual installation process. Use network install with http protocol and
- server ip= 18.104.22.168
Installation runs normally using free hard drive and existing swap partitions.
With this installation, /boot/grub/grub.cfg points to /etc/grub.d/40_custom as the appropriate place to add new entries, and /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig as the file which will generate a good grub menu once all editing has taken place.
Add the following lines to 40_custom and generate grub menu:
- title openSUSE installation
- kernel (hd1,1)/boot/x86_64/loader/linux initrd=initrd.gz root=/dev/rd/3 acpi=on vga=791 splash=verbose fstab=rw,auto
- initrd (hd1,1)/boot/x86_64/loader/initrd.gz
Installation completes and boots, without going to level 3. Unable to determine cause for now.
Install complete 11.4 version dvd to flash drive and reinstall. Installation proceeds much quicker, reboots without prompting. Grub balks several times before continuing. Automatic setup appears to operate properly except unable to locate installation media. Login screen appears…babooom! Green striped desktop. Touchdown for the good guys.
With working desktop, login facilities, etc. network unreachable. Set-up firewall via GUI, network interfaces. Run yast. Bunch of stuff to update. Processor load is much MUCH lower. yay!
Uninstalled tracker because it ate up most of my memory.
- set-up netbook
- gather personal files to flash drives
- transfer my program to open drive
- maximize harvesting
- clarify link reaping and summarize