Does the live CD give you the option to install and apply update?

I would like to install the new 12.1 Gnome Shell openSUSE. I see there is a file on distrowatch called: openSUSE-12.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso (675MB).

Can I install this iso?
Can I update this OS once installed?

I ask because on the OpenSUSE website it says the live Gnome CD iso can be installed with no upgrade. The DVD version I assume is KDE as the manual mentions KDE and not Gnome.

Also, will there be BTRFS support on the live CD version?

Sorry for all the questions, but I’ve been searching the net for answers, then irc and people don’t seem to know.

On 2011-11-18 00:56, simpleblue wrote:
>
> I would like to install the new 12.1 Gnome Shell openSUSE. I see there
> is a file on distrowatch called: openSUSE-12.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso
> (675MB).
>
> Can I install this iso?

Of course.

> Can I update this OS once installed?

Yes.

> I ask because on the OpenSUSE website it says the live Gnome CD iso can
> be installed with no upgrade. The DVD version I assume is KDE as the
> manual mentions KDE and not Gnome.

No.

There are two live CD isos, one for gnome, another for kde.
Then there is a non live DVD iso, that contains kde, gnome, and more.

And another set for 64/32 bit.

All can be updated once installed.

> Also, will there be BTRFS support on the live CD version?

I assume yes.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

Thank you. I’ve installed it and it’s everything is fine.

You have misunderstood part of that. Perhaps the wording on the website is confusing.

Suppose that I already have an installed system (say 11.4) on my computer. And suppose that I want to upgrade that to 12.1, as distinct from doing a new install of 12.1. In that case, I cannot use the live CD. The live CD does not contain what is needed to do an upgrade of my existing system.

However, I can install the live CD. And, once installed, I can upgrade that system as newer software comes out.

As it happens, I use “/home” as a separate partition. I can use the live CD to do a new install on my root partition, while still keeping whatever is on my “/home” partition.

For many users, the restriction of “no upgrade” is not much of a restriction at all. But for some people it is. If, for my 11.4 system, I had installed Matlab or other commercial software, I would not be able to keep that with install from the live CD. If, instead, I upgrade with the DVD, then I could keep that installed Matlab.

I hope that better explains what the “no upgrade” is about.

As for the DVD - that contains KDE and Gnome (and XFCE and LXDE). If you accept all of the defaults in an install, you will get a KDE system. But there’s a simple choice early in the install procedure to switch that to Gnome.

On 11/18/2011 12:56 AM, simpleblue wrote:
> will there be BTRFS support

yes, but it continues to be a option you can select and TRY out…

personally, i join most of the universe in naming it as still
EXPERIMENTAL software…

as such i am happy to recommend you test it on a sandbox machine where
none of your personal data is in danger of being lost…

read more:
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http://tinyurl.com/dxbftdf


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