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    Default 12.1

    Downloading the whole of the OS is not possible for me. Is there no way to merely update on line.

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    Default Re: 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmidl View Post
    Downloading the whole of the OS is not possible for me. Is there no way to merely update on line.
    Yes
    What are you running now?

    But online update will be as big.
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    On 03/02/12 19:36, caf4926 wrote:
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    > johnmidl;2437146 Wrote:
    >> Downloading the whole of the OS is not possible for me. Is there no way
    >> to merely update on line.

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    > Yes
    > What are you running now?
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    > But online update will be as big.
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    >


    Whilst online update may be the same size as an equivalent "net" install
    (ie only installing things you want/use), that is usually small compared
    to a DVD download (download everything and install some of it) and
    better than a live CD, where you cannot "remove" items from the
    installation list.

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    On 2012-02-03 20:06, johnmidl wrote:
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    > Downloading the whole of the OS is not possible for me. Is there no way
    > to merely update on line.


    Yes. So you have not read the documentation?

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    On 02/03/2012 08:06 PM, johnmidl wrote:
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    > Downloading the whole of the OS is not possible for me. Is there no way
    > to merely update on line.


    you don't give too much info!

    "merely update on line" means to me that you have already installed
    openSUSE (which version please) and now need to run in the updates...is
    that correct?

    if you are trying to update an install of 11.4 it will be a LOT of
    stuff--this is a FAST moving distibution, bugs are squashed
    daily...security fixes are rushed out the door...if you are on a slow
    and expensive dial up connection you are best off to install the latest
    version from disk which comes from (say) a magazine, or through the
    mail...then carefully decide which security/recommended updates you need..

    if you have not yet installed:

    do you have an install disk?
    CD or DVD?

    if you have neither you have to get the install media somehow...yes you
    can download the network install disk...but it is almost NO
    software...still the software you need will have to come down the line
    to you....the BEST way to minimize your download is to buy a CD off the
    internet...many places mail them for almost no money (they are not
    selling the software, only charging you for the burning/mailing)..or
    maybe you can get in contact with someone nearby who can loan it to you..

    then install for the DVD and do updates online..

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    Default Re: 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmidl
    Downloading the whole of the OS is not possible for me. Is there no way
    to merely update on line.
    Hi
    You could also use SUSE Studio to create your own build with what your
    wanting. When building it automatically adds any updates so the build
    is current...

    http://susestudio.com

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    Thanks All. Looks as if the best bet is to buy. I posed the question because the 11.4 provided to me in South Africa was some way behind and required much updating once loaded (and was expensive). Presently I am at 11.4-2.6.37.6-0.11.

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    Default Re: 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by johnmidl View Post
    Thanks All. Looks as if the best bet is to buy. I posed the question because the 11.4 provided to me in South Africa was some way behind and required much updating once loaded (and was expensive). Presently I am at 11.4-2.6.37.6-0.11.
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    Thanks for the offer. In the meantime I had ordered here and have updated.
    It is so reassuring having a community such as this.

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    Default Re: 12.1

    FWIW,

    When I did a zypper dup of a system running KDE recently pointing entirely at online resources,

    - Had to download approx 2GB of files. YMMV depending on what you have installed.
    - Recommend at least 10GB of free space (root partition). My first attempt had only 6GB free space which was insufficient.

    HTH,
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