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Respected Contributor

Installing via tape

Hi

does anyone ever build an install tape (dds) for ubuntu-hppa to install it on a parisc-server (N4000)? I dont have a CD drive for this old server, only a tape drive.
if this makes any sense to you, you have a BIG problem
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Re: Installing via tape

Shalom,

Never done it, but if the tape is built properly with a boot sector and what not, why not?

It might work.

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Steven E Protter
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http://hpuxconsulting.com
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Re: Installing via tape

That's the question: How do i build such a tape if all i have is an iso image of a bootable cd?
Can i take the LIF header of a recovery tape and put the image behind it on the tape?
if this makes any sense to you, you have a BIG problem
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Re: Installing via tape

Shalom,

Chicken or the egg, which came first.

I see no way to build the iso image without first installing a system and that requires a cd-rom to do the install.

The system will accommodate such hardware, I'd say go to ebay and see about picking one up.

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Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
http://isnamerica.com
http://hpuxconsulting.com
Sponsor: http://hpux.ws
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hpuxlinux
Founder http://newdatacloud.com