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    Default opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    Hello,

    We have an older machine with a CD drive, but no DVD. I tried booting to the installation CD for GNOME for 11.2, but it gave me no option to update my system from 10.3 to 11.2 - it only allowed for fresh installs.

    We have successfully updated newer systems that have DVD drives by simply booting to the DVD for 11.2, then choosing "Update." There is no option on the GNOME disk, and I cannot find the installation CD's for 11.2 that are the exact replicas of the DVD.

    Can anyone offer any suggestion here? Are the CD downloads available, but hidden?

    Thanks very much,

    JB

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbossbarr2 View Post
    Hello,

    We have an older machine with a CD drive, but no DVD. I tried booting to the installation CD for GNOME for 11.2, but it gave me no option to update my system from 10.3 to 11.2 - it only allowed for fresh installs.

    We have successfully updated newer systems that have DVD drives by simply booting to the DVD for 11.2, then choosing "Update." There is no option on the GNOME disk, and I cannot find the installation CD's for 11.2 that are the exact replicas of the DVD.

    Can anyone offer any suggestion here? Are the CD downloads available, but hidden?

    Thanks very much,

    JB
    Can you run from a USB stick on the system? If so, you can get a 4 or 8 GB stick pretty cheap, dd the DVD ISO onto it and boot from the USB instead of a disk drive.

    Oh, and don't forget to set your BIOS to boot from USB.
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    Default Re: opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    Also, there are other installation options - like from another machine if the machine is networked.
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    Default Re: opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    Or since 10.3 to 11.2 is a big step you might consider backing up your personal files (and some key system files) and doing a fresh install, then a restore.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    On 2010-01-21, jbossbarr2 <jbossbarr2@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > We have an older machine with a CD drive, but no DVD. I tried booting
    > to the installation CD for GNOME for 11.2, but it gave me no option to
    > update my system from 10.3 to 11.2 - it only allowed for fresh
    > installs.
    >
    > We have successfully updated newer systems that have DVD drives by
    > simply booting to the DVD for 11.2, then choosing "Update." There is no
    > option on the GNOME disk, and I cannot find the installation CD's for
    > 11.2 that are the exact replicas of the DVD.
    >
    > Can anyone offer any suggestion here? Are the CD downloads available,
    > but hidden?


    I'd just replace the CD with a DVD, if only for the time of the install?
    Or is that impossible (such as in a laptop)?


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    Default Re: opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    Hi,

    I would recommend a fresh install rather than an update anyway.


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    Default Re: opensuse 11.2 on CD, not DVD - can't update!!

    jbossbarr2 wrote:
    > Can anyone offer any suggestion here?


    here? since this forum is for discussion of the forums themselves,
    your post should have been to, and probably ought to be moved to a
    help forum...but, after four days of no response from the original
    poster (with only one post here, ever), my guess is s/he as moved on..

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