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Thread: Installing live DVD

  1. #1
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    Question Installing live DVD

    Hi,
    I installed Opensuse 11.1 from live CD but would now like to install the full software DVD version. Unfortunately I cannot boot from my DVD drive as it is Sata on an IDE mobo (I use a PCI card to use Sata DVD drive once OS has loaded from HDD).

    Is there a way of installing Opensuse from live DVD without booting and loading from DVD drive? maybe from within a loaded opensuse session.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    platinum NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing live DVD

    if you are connected to the internet, you have access to all of the
    stuff on the DVD, plus lots and lots more, through the repositories..

    if you are not connected to the net, you could still insert the DVD
    and use YaST > Software Repositories to enable it as a source...then,
    any search you use with YaST Software Management would find it and you
    can install whatever you wish from the DVD without starting over by
    doing a fresh install from the DVD...

    by the way: there is LOTs of stuff on the DVD that most folks don't
    have any need to install...i mean, its not like Windows[tm] where the
    more you have the more you have spent, and the more your friends think
    you are cool....just install what you need..

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    platinum

  3. #3
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    Smile Re: Installing live DVD

    Many thanks Platinum,

    That sounds great, I'll try it out. Does the DVD also contain software like python and java jre?

    Thanks again.

  4. #4
    platinum NNTP User

    Default Re: Installing live DVD

    > That sounds great, I'll try it out. Does the DVD also contain software
    > like python and java jre?


    probably, but i'm not sure...if it is not on the DVD it will be in the
    repos..

    the thing is, the whole system is designed with the idea that the
    machine will have access to the online repo...

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    platinum

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