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Install Linux on SUN without DVD

Install Linux on SUN without DVD

Install Linux on SUN without DVD


I need to install SuSE Enterprise 11 on a SUN X2270 Server.
This server hasn't any DVD drive... so I could do that??

I've tried to install from a USB stick but it doesn't run!

Has someone an Idea?


RE: Install Linux on SUN without DVD

Sun systems can be installed from a network install server. I don't know how to setup a linux server to do that though.

On a Solaris network install you would set up another system with the dvd image shared out over nfs, and set it up to provide dhcp for net and network boot image, using jumpstart.

Then on a sparc processor from in obp you do ok> boot net
On an x86 Sun box you use the F12 key in the ilom to tell it to PXE boot

I believe linux has kickstart (similar to Solaris jump start).

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