1.2 Boot Methods
Depending on the hardware used, the following boot methods are
available for the first boot procedure prior to the installation of
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:
Table 1-1 Boot Options
CD or DVD drive
The simplest booting method. The system requires a locally-available
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive for this.
Floppy or USB disks
Find the images required for creating boot disks on the
first CD or DVD in the /boot
directory. See also the README in the same
directory. Booting from a USB memory stick is only possible if
the BIOS of the machine supports booting from it.
PXE or bootp
Must be supported by the BIOS or by the firmware of the system
used. This option requires a boot server in the network. This
task can be handled by another SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server can also be booted from hard disk. For this, copy the kernel
(linux) and the installation system
(initrd) from the
/boot/loader directory of the first CD or DVD onto
the hard disk and add an appropriate entry to the boot loader.