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    Default Configure Suse to use online repository NOT DVD

    I don't always have the DVD handy - but 99% of the time online. How do I configure OpenSuse to get packages from a repository instead of looking for a DVD? If this is pointed out somewhere else plainly - please just point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Configure Suse to use online repository NOT DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by orastreet View Post
    I don't always have the DVD handy - but 99% of the time online. How do I configure OpenSuse to get packages from a repository instead of looking for a DVD? If this is pointed out somewhere else plainly - please just point me in the right direction. Thanks!
    YaST -> Software -> Software repositories

    add, delete, enable disable as required.
    nb My poor rep is a bitcshlap for having dared to disagree with a moderator [oldcpu] over his howto, which should have had some fairly strong caveats. -15 points applied in 1 hit - moderator strength - for a personal disagreement, not a moderation issue.

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    Default Re: Configure Suse to use online repository NOT DVD

    Well darn - just found it. Yast > Software Repositories > Uncheck the CD line under "Enabled" Well, at least someone can now hopefully find this.

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    Default Re: Configure Suse to use online repository NOT DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by orastreet
    I don't always have the DVD handy - but 99% of the time online. How do
    I configure OpenSuse to get packages from a repository instead of
    looking for a DVD? If this is pointed out somewhere else plainly -
    please just point me in the right direction. Thanks!
    Hi
    I see you sorted your issue, once the install is complete I create a
    local repository and point it at the downloaded dvd iso file and set
    that to be used before the online repos...

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    Default Re: Configure Suse to use online repository NOT DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    I see you sorted your issue, once the install is complete I create a
    local repository and point it at the downloaded dvd iso file and set
    that to be used before the online repos...

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.1 (i586) Kernel 2.6.27.19-3.2-pae
    up 14:02, 2 users, load average: 0.39, 0.35, 0.23
    ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME
    This is a good idea. I too follow it on my machines. If you don't have the original ISO file and only DVD is available, you can re-create the ISO by dumping the DVD device to a file using the dd command.
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=openSUSE.iso
    Substitute the dvd device if it not /dev/sr0

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