Machine is basically an ASUS mother board with an AMD64 Athlon x2 processor and Nvidia hardware RAID discs mirroring each other. It has been used as a server for about four years under various incantations of openSUSE.
After a major software corruption a couple of days ago, I decided to install 11.2 from an iso image downloaded, MD5 check-summed OK. The DVD was burnt on an iMac at the lowest speed (x8) and verified correctly.
Installation proceeded as expected from partitioning to the installation of the GRUB loader - which failed - but only with a warning. Of course any attempt to boot came up with No Operating System! I attempted a system repair from the DVD - which glibly informed me it couldn't find the partition table and reported some weird disc names - sde nnn!!
Knowing that 11.1 had worked from the first day, I re-installed it with no problems, manually configured the network stuff (the machine has two Ethernet cards one for the internal, the other for the external firewall zones). I tested out everything, vigorously exercising the disc and all was rock solid. I registered the installation with Novell with no problem, did a (rather long) on-line update and again checked that everything was working as expected - it was.
Yesterday I tried the 11.2 update - this time it happily saw the RAID as /dev/mapper/xxxx partitions and installed with only a minor hiccup (at the beginning it found a conflict between kernel-default and kernel-default-base - I selected the base option). It transferred over the original machine configuration automatically and everything works as expected after vigorous testing.
Since there were two problems with on-line registration - one openSUSE and the other Novell I have reported them - but if anyone can give me a work-around or fix for this I should be very grateful? Please???
Can anyone give me a fix or a work-around so that I am able to carry out an on-line update? Please??
However! When I went to configure on-line update
This is NOT necessary.
Just open a terminal, become su -
I would avoid RAID at all costs too.
> Can anyone give me a fix or a work-around so that I am able to
> carry out an on-line update? Please??
what is the output of any of these:
lsb_release -sd |cut -f2 -d ""\"
DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
posted via NNTP w/TBird 220.127.116.11 | KDE 3.5.7 | openSUSE 10.3
18.104.22.168-0.4-default SMP i686
AMD Athlon 1 GB RAM | GeForce FX 5500 | ASRock K8Upgrade-760GX |
CMedia 9761 AC’97 Audio
Thanks for the suggestions - results as follows -
“zypper up” - a Loading line, a Reading line and “Nothing to do” - all within half a second or so. Since 11.2 came out quite a while ago I cannot believe that there have been no updates!
“cat /etc/SuSE-release” - two lines
openSUSE 11.2 (x86_64)
“lib_release …” same as the first line above
“cat /etc/issue” - one line
Welcome to openSUSE 11.2 “Emerald” - - Kernel \r (\l).
followed by three blank lines.
These seem to confirm the relase update was OK - but I have my doubts about the no updates problem - which was where I came in!
Sorry there was no magic resolution!!
Just a quick 2c worth:
Are you sure you had 11.1 installed? openSUSE doesnt ask for confimation/registration for updates, but Suse Linux does.
Since it seems that you have a running 11.2 system, try going to yast2>software>repos and check that you have the correct 11.2 repos and that they are still not set to 11.1 (11.2 oss, non-oss and update)
Ah! interesting - I always thought I was using openSUSE 11.1 - it certainly says so on the start screen from the DVD boot. Anyway, The machine is definitely running openSUSE 11.2 now.
The repos check merely shows cd:///
The “zipper lr -d” check gives much the same -
1 openSUSE 11.2_0 openSUSE 11.2_0 Yes Yes 99 yast2 cd:///
/var/cache/zypp/packages, by the way, has an empty (no files in any sub-directory) directory openSUSE 11.1-0 - which might serve to confirm that I was running openSuSE 11.1 before the update to 11.2.
There are no uncommented lines in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf or /etc/zypp/zypper.conf.
/etc/zypp/repos.d/openSUSE 11.2-0.repo just has th one baseurl=cd:/// which seems consistent with the repository check above.
I remain baffled! Sorry!
You need to add the oss, non-oss and update, repositories.
become su - in a terminal
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/oss/ oss
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.2/repo/non-oss/ non-oss
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.2/ updates
yes or (a) accept to licences or keys
Many thanks for the incantations! I just didn’t know where to find the URLs to do this.
All is merrily updating as I type this.
Never previously having used zypper manually, the log messages are very instructive.
Thanks again! I will crawl back into the woodwork for another few years!