Performing a Boot Installed System with Network support
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SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10)
Boot from CD1 of the installation media
Highlight Installation and type the following on the Boot Options line before pressing enter:
Examples of drivers are e1000, tg3, pcnet32, etc. If you are unsure which driver should be loaded, see the Additional Notes section.
The install will load. Please continue through the following options:
Accept the license
Select Boot Installed System (other options are New Installation, Update an existing system, Repair Installed System)
*Note: On SLES 10, you must first select the 'Other' option, you can then select Boot Installed System.
Once the system boots, login as root. The driver is loaded but no IP address is bound. Bind an IP address:
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.15 netmask 255.255.255.0
If adding a default gateway is required:
route add default gw 192.168.1.1
You should now have network access.
Locate the network startup script:
sles9:~ # ls /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth*
There may be more than one if the server has multiple network adapters. Select the one to bind and cat the information from it:
sles9:~ # cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth-id-00\:0c\:29\:69\:b4\:c9
Make note of the hardware address after _nm_name=
sles9:~ # cat /etc/sysconfig/hardware/hwcfg-bus-pci-0000\:00\:11.0
The MODULE line lists the name of the driver to insert.
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- Document ID:3357364
- Creation Date: 03-Nov-2006
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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