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Documentation how to set up an Installation Server contains some errors

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Environment

Novell Linux Point of Service 9 SSP3 (Supplemental Service Pack 3)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP3 (Service Pack 3)

Situation

The official Novell Linux Point of Service 9 SSP3 README contains some errors describing on how to set up an Installation Server. (1.2 Set Up a Central Installation Server)

Resolution

Please use the following description below instead:
(All differences to the original document is colored red)


1.2 Set Up a Central Installation Server

If you have many Novell Linux Point of Service 9 servers to install, you can set up a central installation server that can be accessed over the network. The YaST program supports HTTP, FTP, and NFS installation servers.

For general instructions for creating an installation server, see Chapter 4, "Central Software Installation and Update” in theSUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Administration and Installation Guide.

To set up an installation source for Novell Linux Point of Service 9 SSP3, follow these steps on the central installation server:


1) Using the mkdir -p command, create the directory structure shown below:

installDir/sles9/FCS/CD1
installDir/sles9/core9/CD1
CD2
CD3
CD4
CD5
installDir/sles9/SP3/CD1
CD2
CD3
installDir/nlpos9/FCS/CD1
CD2
CD3
CD4
installDir/nlpos9/SSP3/CD1

2) Using the cp -a command, copy the contents of the SLES 9 CDs into the
directories as follows:

  • Copy SLES 9 FCS CD1 into /installDir/sles9/FCS/CD1.
  • Copy SLES 9 FCS CD2 into /installDir/sles9/core9/CD1.
  • Copy SLES 9 FCS CD3 into /installDir/sles9/core9/CD2.
  • Copy SLES 9 FCS CD4 into /installDir/sles9/core9/CD3.
  • Copy SLES 9 FCS CD5 into /installDir/sles9/core9/CD4.
  • Copy SLES 9 FCS CD6 into /installDir/sles9/core9/CD5.

3) Using the cp -a command, copy the contents of the remaining CDs into their
respective directories.

4) Enter cd installDir to change to the main installation directory.

5) Enter the following commands to link the NLPOS 9 FCS boot files to
corresponding files in the /installDir directory:

ln -s nlpos9/FCS/CD1/boot boot
ln -s nlpos9/FCS/CD1/content content
ln -s nlpos9/FCS/CD1/control.xml control.xml
ln -s sles9/FCS/CD1/media.1 media.1

6) Enter the following commands to copy the SLES 9 and NLPOS 9 key files into
the /installDir directory:

cp sles9/FCS/CD1/gpg-*.asc .
cp nlpos9/FCS/CD1/gpg-*.asc .

7) Enter mkdir yast to create a /yast subdirectory in /installDir.

8) In the /yast subdirectory, create a text file named "instorder" that contains
the following four lines:

/nlpos9/SSP3/CD1
/sles9/SP3/CD1
/nlpos9/FCS/CD1
/sles9/core9/CD1

9) Also in the /yast subdirectory, create a text file named "order" that
contains the following four lines (** IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you separate
the entries on each line with only 1 Tab character and no other extra
characters on the lines**):

/nlpos9/SSP3/CD1 /nlpos9/SSP3/CD1
/sles9/SP3/CD1 /sles9/SP3/CD1
/nlpos9/FCS/CD1 /nlpos9/FCS/CD1
/sles9/core9/CD1 /sles9/core9/CD1


Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3730309
  • Creation Date:08-MAY-07
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
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