ISO Image als Installations Medium

Tired of keeping your DVD's around? Want to create ISO images and add them as installation sources?
These commands have been tested on openSUSE 11.
  • First create a directory where you will store your ISO files.
    mkdir /home/sources
  • Now create your ISO
    mkisofs -iso-level 4 -J -R -o /home/sources/su1100.001.iso /media/SU1100.001/
  • Now we add the ISO as a software repository
    zypper ar -c -t yast2 "iso:/?iso=/home/ricardo/sources/su1100.001.iso" "openSuSE 11"
  • Verify that the service has been successfully added
    zypper repos
  • Now we can delete the DVD repository as an installation repository
    zypper rr 1
  • Let's quickly enable automatic refresh (optional)
    zypper mr -r "openSuSE 11"
  • Now we can finally test the ISO repository and install a package like nmap
    zypper in -y nmap

SuSE 11.3 fail

SuSE11.3 did start with black screen after installation.
Only the failsafe session did boot.

Take a look at the procedure I used to install the nVidia driver as I installed openSUSE 11.3:

  1. During the install, when you have the option to change your booting setup, I add nomodeset to the kernel load command for the normal load/start of openSUSE. This kernel startup option is already present for the Failsafe selection for openSUSE.
  2. During the first start of openSUSE, I download the latest nVidia Video driver to the downloads folder.
  3. I change/save the System/Kernel option NO_KMS_IN_INITRD from "No" to "Yes" in the /etc/sysconfig Editor in Yast.
  4. I do an update of openSUSE on the first run of openSUSE and then a restart/reboot.
  5. In grub OS selection I add the command line option "3" to the openSUSE start line so that I just go to the run level three terminal prompt.
  6. I login in as root and change to the /home/user/Downloads folder.
  7. I run/install the NVIDIA video driver using "sh ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-256.35.run" and answer all questions as appropriate for my system.
  8. Type in reboot at terminal prompt to restart the system with new video driver.


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