I need to upgrade from OpenSuse 11.1 to 12.2 without a cd. File retention is not a concern. I can’t seem to get a hold of ImageWriter so I can creat a usb boot device to install 12.2.
In early attempts at getting ImageWriter onto the system, I did a poor job of trying to add an ImageWriter repo (see Extra Info below) so I could “zypper in”. This is the output of “zypper in kiwi-tools-imagewriter” (I used kiwi-tools-imagewriter because of info gained from this thread):
root's password: Error building the cache: |] Repository type can't be determined. Warning: Disabling repository 'ImageWriter' because of the above error. Loading repository data... Warning: Repository 'openSUSE-11.1-Update' appears to outdated. Consider using a different mirror or server. Reading installed packages... 'kiwi-tools-imagewriter' not found. Resolving package dependencies... Nothing to do.
I went into YaST and removed the faulty ImageWriter repo I had added. Then I ran the same command as above and got basically the same message without the condescending bit about my ****** repo.
Can I make an OpenSuse 12.2 boot stick? Can I do it without ImageWriter? If not, how the hell do I get ImageWriter?
**IMPORTANT: I’M STILL QUITE NEW TO LINUX, and VERY NEW TO OPENSUSE.
So basically, for unfortunately microsoft-related reasons, my pc took a dump and I was forced to reformat. This gave me a great excuse to get back into Linux. I’ve used Crunchbang in the past and really enjoyed it but I wanted to try a new distro, especially one that didn’t make it so easy for me to screw up my system by tinkering around. So, I used my roommate’s netbook to download unetbootin. Used unetbootin to load OpenSuse onto a flash drive. Unfortuantely, unetbootin only has OpenSuse Factory and 11.1. So I used 11.1 and figured I’d just update to 12.2. I was wrong. I’ve tried using unetbootin and manually choosing an updated OpenSuse 12.2 iso (specifically the Live GNOME iso and the NET iso) but when I tried to boot from it I kept getting errors about not being able to find the kernel.
If any more info is needed, I’m happy to provide.
**TL;DR - **Can’t get ImageWriter to work, need to make usb boot device for OpenSuse 12.2 while using OpenSuse 11.1