This is tip will help people who need to reinstall OES regularly (OES testers, DSfW testers) and who are fed up with searching for boot cd with team members (which I used to do before).
I took 32 bit OS as an example to show the steps. Please replace i387 with x86_64 for 64 bit OS installation.
Note: The following steps work only on systems with OS running.
- Copy the kernel image and installation initrd to some directory on your system ( like /home) from the source server.
For example: http://Build-server/sles10/i386/ is the source for the 32 bit OS image.
wget http://<path to OS installation source>/boot/i386/loader/linux
wget http://<path to OS installation source>/boot/i386/loader/initrd
- After copying the files, configure your grub configuration to boot these images in /boot/grub/menu.lst.
###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux### -- Original
title SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-0.4-smp root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca002e2d91c-part2 vga=0x314 resume=/dev/sdb1 splash=silent showopts
If you have stored the images in /home/, host ip is 22.214.171.124, net mask is 255.255.254.0, gateway is 126.96.36.199, name server 188.8.131.52 modify the above entries like below.
kernel /home/linux vga=0x314 netdevice=eth0 hostip=184.108.40.206 netmask=255.255.254.0 gateway=220.127.116.11 nameserver=18.104.22.168 install=http://<path to OS installation source>
Save the file.
- Reboot the system. After rebooting it will come up with the installation screen of the OS to be installed. Start installing the OS :).
Disclaimer: As with everything else at Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by Novell (so don't even think of calling Support if you try something and it blows up).
It was contributed by a community member and is published "as is." It seems to have worked for at least one person, and might work for you. But please be sure to test, test, test before you do anything drastic with it.