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    mark_weatherill NNTP User

    Default can't upgrade to openSUSE 11.1

    Hello Users

    i currently have openSUSE 10.1 and want to upgrade to 11.1.
    The problem is, my machine will not boot from the DVD.
    The file on the DVD is the following:
    openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64
    whose type is ISO Image, as described in the Type field in Windows Explorer.
    My machine is an intel core 2 64 bit and the optical drive is a DVD RW.
    I went into the BIOS Boot area and made the first bootable device the DVD drive, followed by the hard drive.
    When the machine boots, the activity light on the DVD drive flickers, telling me that it is looking at it according to the BIOS setup, but it does not read the file on the DVD. It just stops reading the DVD drive and proceeds to boot from the secondary drive.
    I would be grateful for any advice anyone may have to get this thing going.
    Cheers very much,

    Mark.

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    Default Re: can't upgrade to openSUSE 11.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mark_weatherill View Post
    Hello Users

    i currently have openSUSE 10.1 and want to upgrade to 11.1.
    The problem is, my machine will not boot from the DVD.
    The file on the DVD is the following:
    openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64
    whose type is ISO Image, as described in the Type field in Windows Explorer.
    My machine is an intel core 2 64 bit and the optical drive is a DVD RW.
    I went into the BIOS Boot area and made the first bootable device the DVD drive, followed by the hard drive.
    When the machine boots, the activity light on the DVD drive flickers, telling me that it is looking at it according to the BIOS setup, but it does not read the file on the DVD. It just stops reading the DVD drive and proceeds to boot from the secondary drive.
    I would be grateful for any advice anyone may have to get this thing going.
    Cheers very much,

    Mark.
    Maybe a stupid thing to ask, but did you record the DVD as an iso or did you just save the iso to the DVD. If the latter, you have made a data DVD with a single file where the first method creates a DVD from the iso image and is subsequently bootable.
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    Default Re: can't upgrade to openSUSE 11.1

    On 10/17/2009 10:26 AM, techwiz03 wrote:
    >
    > mark_weatherill;2051901 Wrote:
    >> Hello Users
    >>
    >> i currently have openSUSE 10.1 and want to upgrade to 11.1.
    >> The problem is, my machine will not boot from the DVD.
    >> The file on the DVD is the following:
    >> openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64
    >> whose type is ISO Image, as described in the Type field in Windows
    >> Explorer.
    >> My machine is an intel core 2 64 bit and the optical drive is a DVD
    >> RW.
    >> I went into the BIOS Boot area and made the first bootable device the
    >> DVD drive, followed by the hard drive.
    >> When the machine boots, the activity light on the DVD drive flickers,
    >> telling me that it is looking at it according to the BIOS setup, but it
    >> does not read the file on the DVD. It just stops reading the DVD drive
    >> and proceeds to boot from the secondary drive.
    >> I would be grateful for any advice anyone may have to get this thing
    >> going.
    >> Cheers very much,
    >>
    >> Mark.

    >
    > Maybe a stupid thing to ask, but did you record the DVD as an iso or
    > did you just save the iso to the DVD. If the latter, you have made a
    > data DVD with a single file where the first method creates a DVD from
    > the iso image and is subsequently bootable.
    >


    As the OP states that the .iso is a file on the DVD, the latter was
    done. You must burn an image of the iso file.

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    Default Re: can't upgrade to openSUSE 11.1

    Note that the LiveCD cannot be used to upgrade an existing system, it can only be used to install a fresh installation.

    Only the DVD or -NET can be used to upgrade an existing installation.

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