Installing from the Installation Server

Assuming that you have set up an installation server as described previously and it is available on the network, you can install a new client from it very easily. Ideally, there should be a DHCP

server on the network (see Chapter 20). Then, when the client boots, it will get an address and will be able to see the installation source directly without further intervention.

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If the new machine is booted from the standard SUSE installation media, the first screen you see will offer a set of choices (by pressing F3) for the source to use. These include NFS, FTP, HTTP, local directory, and so on. If you set up the installation source with SLP, and if a DHCP server exists on the network, then everything is easy. In the first screen, select SLP, choose Installation, and as soon as the machine gets an IP address, it will also find any SUSE installation servers that are available on the network by SLP. You will then be asked to select the one you want and the rest of the installation will be done from the installation server.

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