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.
- 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 root (hd1,1) kernel /boot/vmlinuz-188.8.131.52-0.4-smp root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca002e2d91c-part2 vga=0x314 resume=/dev/sdb1 splash=silent showopts initrd /boot/initrd-184.108.40.206-0.4-smp
If you have stored the images in /home/, host ip is 220.127.116.11, net mask is 255.255.254.0, gateway is 18.104.22.168, name server 22.214.171.124 modify the above entries like below.
kernel /home/linux vga=0x314 netdevice=eth0 hostip=126.96.36.199 netmask=255.255.254.0 gateway=188.8.131.52 nameserver=184.108.40.206 install=http://<path to OS installation source> initrd /home/initrd
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 :).