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Re: [opensuse] Where are system update instructions? Need to update 10.0->10.2 without CD-drive.
  • From: HG <hg.list@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:26:58 +0200
  • Message-id: <6f133dde0612160826m40f55d06h93f45b21c250da27@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for the tip. But...

On 12/16/06, John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Saturday 16 December 2006 02:05, HG wrote:
> But I have no idea how to do this. If I open "System update"
> from YaST, it want's to update my system to 10.0... which is what I
> want to update from!

Point an installation source to a 10.2 repository and then
try the System Update...

In the mean time, I looked around SUSE help again. I did found a
paragraph of the system update. It says: "Update the version of SUSE
Linux installed on your system with 'System Update'. During operation,
you can only update application software, not the base system." Don't
those two contradict? First says, you use System Update to install the
version of SUSE, but then next says, that it can not do that. Great.
Then it goes on to say: "To update the base system, boot the computer
from an installation medium, such as CD. When selecting the
installation mode in YaST, select 'Update an Existing System'." What
is the point of "System Update" in YaST?

So it means that I need to boot from something. Now, I can boot from
network and possibly from floppies. How do I boot from network and
start SUSE installation? Should be quite easy as it's only a few
clicks in Knoppix... I'm thinking that as I have the ISO image on the
other server, there should be easy way to make the other server boot
from net and just start on the installation (I think that's about how
knoppix does it.).

Jdd, thanks for your tip also. I do not have any spare partitions
where I could copy stuff (or keep 10.0 around) so I have to be able to
boot from the net.

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