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Re: [SLE] DISASTER (was:Upgrade to newer versions by ftp)
  • From: Oyku Gencay <oykug@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:13:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <3DE23E06.7000009@xxxxxxxxxx>

That'd be really great. I'm sure nobody would want to deal with local resellers trying to dump a previous version. It's much easier to buy from Amazon etc. However from the business point of view this should give a hint to SuSE people about their strategy on markets of smaller sizes.


Agustin Lobo wrote:

Many thanks for your message, it's great help.
I give up and get the cds.

What I don't understand is why suse does not offer
this type of service. I would be happy to pay
for a subscription with easy and fast upgrades.


Dr. Agustin Lobo
Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra (CSIC)
Lluis Sole Sabaris s/n
08028 Barcelona SPAIN
tel 34 93409 5410
fax 34 93411 0012

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Oyku Gencay wrote:


I've managed to mirror 8.1 from ftp to my server in order to install on 5 PC's, however this is the first and the last time I'm doing an SuSE ftp installation. The procedure is as follows

1. Create a boot disk or CD and boot with it.
2. Unlike packaged versions, ftp version fails to detect ethernet, so do a manual installation.
3. After loading necessary kernel module for ethernet, setup the network parameters. (The ftp path is described in README.FTP)
4. There's no update option in Yast for ftp installation. You only have the new installation and boot installed operating system options.
5. No matter which protocol you use, http, ftp, nfs and samba, it *always* hang during intallation. I've tried man combinations of servers, PC's, protocols, and even cross cable.

So, my intention of installing 8.1 from ftp turned out to be a waste of my time. The reason why I'm nerveous about this is that I've been using SuSE since 5.3 and always had the package. However here in Turkey, the so called distributor and reseller almost *refuse* to sell 8.1. They keep telling that they're gonna order next month.

What I did is simply order from Amazon. I'm now waiting for the package to arrive.

BTW, I've sent many detailed complaint letters to SuSE and they simply ignored.

To cut it short, don't even try to bother.

Oyku Gencay

Mark Annandale wrote:

On Monday 25 November 2002 14:15, Agustin Lobo wrote:

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Togan Muftuoglu wrote:

No you need to boot from the cd image you downloaded from the ftpserver
since an update usually involves new kernel new glibc etc you should be
booting from the "to be updated sysyem" which in this case would be the
CD image you have downloaded and burned on a CD

I too have been trying this update. After booting from the new CD (made with boot.iso) I get to where I am prompted for the ftp server's address. However I only know the blah blah blah. What is the correct IP address for the ftp server ?



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