Thursday, August 7, 2008

Installation via wireless network

I fixed some issues in yast2-network-2.17.16 and did some tests and the result is : it works fine!

1 - Boot into any already installed linux, download kernel & initrd, create /boot/grub/menu.lst entry - some documentation here, also possible to use miniISO

2 - Into bootloader pass install=$custom_or_public_NETWORK_repository option

3 - Unplug your wired card

4 - With this setup will Linuxrc try to use your wireless network card to connect network repository. There are some dialogs to specify ESSID, WEP/WPA and sharedkey

5 - In case of connection succeed, do installation as usual (via wireless ;-))

6 - Before first reboot this network setup will be saved as persistent (into /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0)

7 - During next boot (2nd stage of installation) wireless network is automatically up and you can finish installation

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