3.3 Starting the OES 11 SP2 Installation

  1. Insert the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 installation media that you created into the DVD drive of the computer that you want to be your OES server.

  2. Boot the machine.

  3. Continue with one of the following procedures:

3.3.1 Installing from Physical Media

  1. From the DVD boot menu, select the second option (Installation), then press Enter.

  2. Select the language that you want to use, then click Next.

  3. Read and accept the license agreement, then click Next.

  4. (Conditional) If you haven’t already verified that the media you burned is valid, you can check it by using the Media Check option; otherwise, click Next to continue with the installation.

  5. Follow the prompts, using the information contained in the following sections:

  6. Complete the server setup by following the procedures in Completing OES Installation or Upgrade Tasks.

3.3.2 Installing from a Network Source with DHCP

  1. From the DVD boot menu, select one of the following Installation options that matches your environment, but do not press Enter.

    • Installation: The normal installation mode. All modern hardware functions are enabled.

    • Installation—ACPI Disabled: If the normal installation fails, it might be because the system hardware does not support ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface). If this seems to be the case, use this option to install without ACPI support.

    • Installation—Local APIC Disabled: If the normal installation fails, it might be because the system hardware does not support local APIC (advanced programmable interrupt controllers). If this seems to be the case, use this option to install without local APIC support.

      If you are not sure, try Installation—ACPI Disabled or Installation—Safe Settings first.

    • Installation—Safe Settings: Boots the system with the DMA mode (for DVD drives) and power management functions disabled. Experts can also use the command line to enter or change kernel parameters.

    At this point you can either

  2. (Optional) If you want to specify the IP address information, do it now.

    Otherwise, continue with Step 3.

  3. (Optional) If you want to specify boot options parameters, do it now. Then press Enter and continue with Step 7.

    Otherwise, continue with Step 4.

  4. Press F4, and then select the network installation type (SLP, FTP, HTTP, NFS, SMB/CIFS) that you set up on your network installation server.

    See Step 2 of the SUSE Linux as a Network Installation Source Server procedure.

  5. Specify the required information (server name and installation path), then select OK.

  6. Press Enter to begin the installation.

  7. Follow the screen prompts, referring to the information in the following sections as needed (remember that not all required selections are documented):

  8. Complete the server setup by following the procedures in Completing OES Installation or Upgrade Tasks.

3.3.3 Installing from a Network Source without DHCP

  1. From the DVD boot menu, select one of the following Installation options that matches your environment.

    • Installation: The normal installation mode. All modern hardware functions are enabled.

    • Installation—ACPI Disabled: If the normal installation fails, this might be because of the system hardware not supporting ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface). If this seems to be the case, use this option to install without ACPI support.

    • Installation—Local APIC Disabled: If the normal installation fails, this might be because of the system hardware not supporting local APIC (advanced programmable interrupt controllers). If this seems to be the case, use this option to install without local APIC support.

      If you are not sure, try Installation—ACPI Disabled or Installation—Safe Settings first.

    • Installation—Safe Settings: Boots the system with the DMA mode (for DVD drives) and power management functions disabled. Experts can also use the command line to enter or change kernel parameters.

  2. At this point you can pre-specify the IP address information, and so forth, on the Boot Options line (see “Booting the Target System for Installation” in the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Deployment Guide

    If you want to specify the IP address information, and so forth, do it now. Then press Enter and continue with Step 19.

    Otherwise, press Enter, continue with Step 3, and input everything as the install prompts you.

  3. When you receive the following error, select OK and press Enter:

    Could not find the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 Installation source. Activating manual set up program.

  4. Select the language, then select OK and press Enter.

  5. Select a keyboard map, then select OK and press Enter.

  6. Select Start Installation or System, then select OK and press Enter.

  7. Select Start Installation or Update, then select OK and press Enter.

  8. Select Network, press Enter, then select OK and press Enter.

  9. Select the network protocol that matches the configured protocol on your network installation server, then press Enter.

  10. (Conditional) If you have more than one network interface card, select one of the cards, then press Enter.

    We recommend eth0.

  11. When prompted whether you want to use DHCP, select No, then press Enter.

  12. Specify the IP address for the server, then press Enter.

  13. Specify the subnet mask, then press Enter.

  14. Specify the gateway, then press Enter.

  15. Specify the IP address of a name server, then press Enter.

  16. Specify the IP address of the network installation server, then press Enter.

  17. (Conditional) Depending on the protocol you specified, you might see additional screens for FTP or HTTP. Select the options that are appropriate for your network, then continue with Step 18.

  18. Specify the path to your installation source on the network installation server, then press Enter.

  19. Follow the prompts, using the information contained in the following sections:

  20. Complete the server setup by following the procedures in Completing OES Installation or Upgrade Tasks.