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Starting the installation

Insert the SuSE 9.1 boot disk and re-start the system.

Press `F2' and choose `1024x768' (the screen size).

Press `F5' and choose `Verbose' (this is optional).

I would then choose `Manual Installation', although the more automatic `Installation' may work for you.

Choose `English' language (if you speak English!), and then `Japanese' keyboard map.

Choose `Kernel modules', and then `Load PCMCIA modules'. The installer will report that `yenta_socket' is found, just press return without entering any parameters. For some reason, the installer will again report that `yenta_socket' is found, and I again pressed return without entering any parameters. The card manager will automatically start, and identifies my Ethernet PCMCIA network card as NE2000 compatible.

I then chose `Load file system modules' (which is a sub-menu under `Kernel modules'), and loaded the Ext3 and ReiserFS modules. This step may be unnecessary

Choose `Start installation', then `Start Installation/update', then `Network', then `NFS'.

Now there are several possible different possibilities.

`Automatic configure via DHCP' -- Choose yes if a DHCP server has been set up. The router may be providing this service, or the NFS server, or another machine.

`Please enter the IP address of the NFS server' -- use the command `ifconfig' (logged in as root) on the NFS server machine to find out the NFS server's NFS address.

`Please enter the directory on the server' -- in my case, `suse-share/dvdrecorder'

If everything works, the CF-A44 will start using the network connection to download all subsequent installation information.


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David Fong 2011-01-25