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.