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    Default Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    Hello,

    I'm a brand new openSUSE user. I've installed 13.1 (32-bit) on an eMachines e525 laptop, in a dual-boot setup with Linux Mint 16.

    When I try to update the system, I get the following error message:
    Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0

    I tried putting in the installation USB (full DVD iso), but that did not help, so I rebooted and tried again, but still got the same error message.

    (Some context: after installation, updates were installing fine, but unfortunately I had to go to work, so I shut down the machine as there were 124 updates. I've now started up the machine after coming home and come into this problem.)

    Many thanks (in advance) for your help!

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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    I think I have solved the problem now.

    I updated the system using YaST instead, following the instructions under "Updating and installing the packages" in this post; the updates went successfully.

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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    Hmm,
    a comment on this.

    On principle, you can not update from the DVD or an image of it.
    Period.
    That just doesn't make sense, because the updates are always published after the image of the installer DVD.
    These updates are meant to correct/fix bugs of the original system (i.e. the system installed from e.g. the DVD) !

    As an end user, you usually can get updates only through internet, from specific directories on opensuse.org -
    or mirrors of that.

    If your openSUSE installed fine, then YaST will usually know the right URLs.

    So that probably is the reason that it worked for you now.

    Hope you enjoy openSUSE !
    Good luck
    Mike

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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    Hmm,
    a comment on this.

    On principle, you can not update from the DVD or an image of it.
    I'm guessing that he wasn't really trying to do that. Rather, the DVD-image was on his list of configured repos, so when he started Yast, it complained about the problem with it. Presumably, he disabled that repo, and then it worked. Or maybe he just told Yast to go ahead and skip the refresh for that repo.
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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    On Fri 14 Feb 2014 01:26:01 AM CST, ratzi wrote:


    Hmm,
    a comment on this.

    On principle, you can not update from the DVD or an image of it.
    Period.
    That just doesn't make sense, because the updates are always published
    after the image of the installer DVD.
    These updates are meant to correct/fix bugs of the original system (i.e.
    the system installed from e.g. the DVD) !

    As an end user, you usually can get updates only through internet, from
    specific directories on opensuse.org -
    or mirrors of that.

    If your openSUSE installed fine, then YaST will usually know the right
    URLs.

    So that probably is the reason that it worked for you now.

    Hope you enjoy openSUSE !
    Good luck
    Mike


    Hi
    Just to clarify, you can download the updates manually and use YaST add
    on product to create an add on dvd with the updates and provide this
    during the install. A good use for a limited bandwith situation and
    multiple machines to install it on.... Likewise creating a local mirror
    will work.

    The other option would be to use SUSE Studio to create a DVD install,
    this will add the update repositories and provide the latest packages
    on the install DVD... a respin in effect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I'm guessing that he wasn't really trying to do that. Rather, the DVD-image was on his list of configured repos, so when he started Yast, it complained about the problem with it. Presumably, he disabled that repo, and then it worked. Or maybe he just told Yast to go ahead and skip the refresh for that repo.
    Hi nrickert !

    I'm thinking differnt about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I'm guessing that he wasn't really trying to do that.
    That isn't sure.

    The OP wrote in his 1st post:

    Quote Originally Posted by zam View Post
    Hello,
    I'm a brand new openSUSE user.
    The following is a bit hard to explain:

    Quote Originally Posted by zam View Post
    When I try to update the system, I get the following error message:
    Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0
    I tried putting in the installation USB (full DVD iso), but that did not help, so I rebooted and tried again, but still got the same error message.
    This can make sense if the USB still was active as repo, but was disconnected at the time the error message occurred !

    Otherwise this just isn't reasonable, and I would then rather assume that the OP has fiddled about his installation.

    There is one hint that the OP didn't fiddle about: his 2nd post:

    Quote Originally Posted by zam View Post
    I think I have solved the problem now.

    I updated the system using YaST instead, ...
    How comes?
    That may just have been luck.
    Perhaps the OP had his USB plugged then.
    Do I know?

    Hey, you know much more than me!
    But this case isn't that complicated, I would say
    And it's solved.

    Best wishes
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Just to clarify, you can download the updates manually and use YaST add
    on product to create an add on dvd with the updates and provide this
    during the install. A good use for a limited bandwith situation and
    multiple machines to install it on.... Likewise creating a local mirror
    will work.
    Hi Malcolm !

    Yes, that's what I meant to say by

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    As an end user, you usually can get updates only through internet, ...
    OK, the term 'end user' may still not be that familiar with Linux users .....

    And it is very good, that it still is that way !!

    Cheers ! And best wishes
    Mike

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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    Hmm,
    a comment on this.

    On principle, you can not update from the DVD or an image of it.
    Period.
    That just doesn't make sense, because the updates are always published after the image of the installer DVD.
    These updates are meant to correct/fix bugs of the original system (i.e. the system installed from e.g. the DVD) !

    As an end user, you usually can get updates only through internet, from specific directories on opensuse.org -
    or mirrors of that.

    If your openSUSE installed fine, then YaST will usually know the right URLs.
    Hi, Mike:

    Couldn't that come about if he had gone in to Yast => Software Repositories, added a couple repositories, saw the DVD line unchecked for Refresh and checked it?

    Then, when trying to Automatically Refresh that repository, it would give such an error, because the DVD isn't in the drive.

    I'm thinking that something along that lines -- perhaps something slightly different, but similar -- might have been taking place.
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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Couldn't that come about if he had gone in to Yast => Software Repositories, added a couple repositories, saw the DVD line unchecked for Refresh and checked it?
    When I write the DVD image to a USB, and use that for install, the resulting installed system usually has the DVD-image-on-USB listed as an active repo (enabled and to be auto-refreshed). I have to manually disable it, if I don't want to keep the USB plugged any whenever I make software changes.
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    Default Re: Error message when trying to update new 13.1 installation

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    When I write the DVD image to a USB, and use that for install, the resulting installed system usually has the DVD-image-on-USB listed as an active repo (enabled and to be auto-refreshed). I have to manually disable it, if I don't want to keep the USB plugged any whenever I make software changes.
    Ahhh.

    The OP installed from a USB key, as well.

    So, it appears that is exactly what happened here then. Thanks.
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