Disc 1, What Disc 1?

I have SUSE 10.2 preinstalled on my computer. The guy who set up the machine gave me a root w/password, and it works. I created a user with a password, which works. However, I can’t update or upgrade the OS or applications.

Currently I am having three problems that just baffle me:

  1. When I try to update the OS from an ISO I created myself (which will boot fine from the DVD), I get a ways in, and it says, Please put in Disc 1. There is nothing I can do that will satisfy it. End of update. The same thing happens when I try to pull “new” drivers off the original 10.2 disk. So apparently my OpenSUSE 10.2 installation disk is not “Disc 1.”
  2. For the first six months, the Software Updates feature on the task bar would launch itself and then spend, literally, hours “looking for updates,” and then either quit, still blank, or report that I had hundreds of updates available (no doubt, after six months) and refuse to download or install them. It quit launching automatically some time ago, and it does the same thing if I launch it manually.
  3. I recently “lost” my Firefox Flash plugin (no idea how), and I’ve been fighting with the computer for more than a week trying to restore it. Currently the Flash so file is in the directory where it belongs, but Firefox still claims I don’t have the plugin.

I’m reporting all three of these problems together because I’m pretty sure they are related. The whole mashugah is complicated by the fact that I updated TBird a couple of months ago with absolutely no problems. Spent the entire process holding my breath, of course…

This has got to be something really basic, but I can’t find an explanation (or solution).

Help?

Basically 10.2 is no longer supported. You should install a newer version.

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On Sun April 19 2009 07:56 pm, mickmca wrote:

>
> I have SUSE 10.2 preinstalled on my computer. The guy who set up the
> machine gave me a root w/password, and it works. I created a user with a
> password, which works. However, I can’t update or upgrade the OS or
> applications.
>
> Currently I am having three problems that just baffle me:
> 1. When I try to update the OS from an ISO I created myself (which will
> boot fine from the DVD), I get a ways in, and it says, Please put in
> Disc 1. There is nothing I can do that will satisfy it. End of update.
> The same thing happens when I try to pull “new” drivers off the original
> 10.2 disk. So apparently my OpenSUSE 10.2 installation disk is not “Disc
> 1.”
> 2. For the first six months, the Software Updates feature on the task
> bar would launch itself and then spend, literally, hours “looking for
> updates,” and then either quit, still blank, or report that I had
> hundreds of updates available (no doubt, after six months) and refuse to
> download or install them. It quit launching automatically some time ago,
> and it does the same thing if I launch it manually.
> 3. I recently “lost” my Firefox Flash plugin (no idea how), and I’ve
> been fighting with the computer for more than a week trying to restore
> it. Currently the Flash so file is in the directory where it belongs,
> but Firefox still claims I don’t have the plugin.
>
> I’m reporting all three of these problems together because I’m pretty
> sure they are related. The whole mashugah is complicated by the fact
> that I updated TBird a couple of months ago with absolutely no problems.
> Spent the entire process holding my breath, of course…
>
> This has got to be something really basic, but I can’t find an
> explanation (or solution).
>
> Help?
>
mickma;
OpenSuse 10.2 is out of support. You can still find the old updates here:
ftp://suse.mirrors.tds.net/pub/suse/update/10.2

Just add this to: YaST–>Installation Source. Then try “Online Update” in
YAST.

P. V.
“We’re all in this together, I’m pulling for you.” Red Green

That’s cool. I’d love to upgrade to SUSE 11.anything. As I said in the message, I can’t!

Thanks, I’ll that a try. My earlier message was addressed to caf4926.

You need to download the install DVD or live CD. It will be a New installation, not really an upgrade. So you might want to backup important data.