Novell & Open Source

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Tue Feb 22 18:44:58 MST 2005

On Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 03:04:27PM -0700, Jason Jones wrote:
> >>The normal mode (install from CD/DVD) would have picked up your NIC card 
> >>fine.  The FTP/HTTP/NFS installs are all considered manual mode 
> >>installation, and the manual mode install leaves it all up to you to 
> >>figure out.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Wonderful. So there are two sets of code in there, one for "normal"
> >mode, and the other for "manual" mode. That's rather inelegant.
> >
> >They also have a different definition of "normal" than I do: I do all
> >my installations across the network. It's faster, especially if you
> >take into account time spent burning CD-ROMs.
> >
> >Thanks for the explanation.
> > 
> >
> I have to disagree.  I've installed SUSE, NLD, and SLES all various 
> times (because my employment sometimes requires me to) and each time I 
> install, I choose HTTP or FTP, and my NIC is automatically set up.  I'm 
> not sure how you had your settings, but setting it up by pressing F-3 
> and choosing a medium other than CD or DVD does *not* mean "go to manual 
> mode".

I don't know what you're doing, but that sure isn't what I saw. For
one thing, I never saw anything about pressing F3 or any similar
messages. This is SuSE 9.2, installing from

> Just FYI.
> --Jason
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