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    Post How to create addon CD/DVD from online repositories?

    I want to create multimedia pack addon ISO image from online repos to share with friend that does not have internet connection. Not a bootable one but just an ISO image as installation source with all necessary codecs, DVD, DIVX, MP3, and authoring tools for viewing and conversion of formats.

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    Default Re: How to create addon CD/DVD from online repositories?

    You can create a patch (or update) cd with the instructions from here:

    SDB:How To Create a Patch CD - openSUSE

    The instruction are from Suse 9.2, but will still work for later versions. I used this to make a portable harddisk into an "update repo" when I was on dial up.

    You can also download the *.rpm's needed to a usb stick or burn to cd and then install them on the other system.
    Go for it! You can always re-install...

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    Default Re: How to create addon CD/DVD from online repositories?

    Downloading rpms will not work because of dependencies. However I will try solution from link above. Thanks for tip.

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    Default Re: How to create addon CD/DVD from online repositories?

    Well those instructions are for very advanced users... I'm not sure should I perform this adventure.

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    ... and there are no folders and paths mentioned in page from given link.

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    Default Re: How to create addon CD/DVD from online repositories?

    Here's another couple of links that may help. The first is what I went through setting up a portable updates mirror while I had dial up on OS 10.3.

    OpenSUSE.us : Setting up a portable mirror

    This second link is the thread that originally gave me the idea.

    OpenSUSE.us : Setting up you own mirror

    That's the one that lists the directories you'll need to set up to mirror the repos. Rsync is a great tool for doing this, and you can even set this up to run from a Windows machine if you have to. The hardest part of it all it the first run. That will take the longest, but after that updating won't take that long at all.
    Go for it! You can always re-install...

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    Windows Vista Boot Error: (S)hout, (P)arty, (D)ance, (L)inux? (L/L)?

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