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Old 10-31-2001, 10:59 PM   #1
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ftp upgrade from SuSE 7.1 personal to SuSE 7.2


I was wondering if there is an easy way to do a automated ftp upgrade from SuSE 7.1 to 7.2. I would like to update my edition of SuSE, but i dont want to have to pay quite a bit of money for just a point release.

I had a look in yast2, but the upgrade software module didnt seem to have ftp available as a source. only like hard drive and cdrom i think.

I just wanted to know if this is possible or what?

Otherwise i might download all the files i think i need to a local ftp server and then download the boot disks and simply do a ftp install from a local ftp server in my lan.

Just a little bit of a run through step by step if it is possible to do the ftp *upgrade* as requested. I wouldnt normally ask for a walk through, but i am not running suse on this box and i think it would help me to remember how to do it wheni actually install it on this machine.

Thanks for help in advance!
 
Old 11-01-2001, 12:08 AM   #2
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Here's what the SuSE site has to say about it:

http://sdb.suse.de/sdb/en/html/lmuel..._internet.html


This doesn't have anything to do with upgrades per se, but only with ftp installs.


Here's the link for udating the version:

http://sdb.suse.de/sdb/en/html/ke_update.html


And why not just get 7.3?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...483957-6897546


John
 
Old 11-01-2001, 12:31 AM   #3
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See, i read both those SuSE support pages before posting here actually





My problem with doing a straight ftp install is that my cable net connection needs a 3rd party program to log in, and im not sure if the sure install would allow me to excecute a program on a floppy mid way thru the install??? I know things like slackware dumps you at a command prompt before it even begins the install, and debian has an option "execute a shell" but im not sure if suse had that. If it did, im assuming i could somehow boot in off the boot and ramdisk images, then take the disks out, load the module for my NICard, and then insert the disk and run the program and then go on with the install as per normal from ftp.





The other option i thought of would be to do a minimal install of 7.1, download all the updates from the suse ftp, upgrade, and then install programs normally from the net from the install software module in yast.





I will buy 7.3, but im waiting for my local linux shop "Everything Linux" to get a shipment of them in.



So if i can execute a shell program during the install then i can do it.

Any suggestions based on what i said here?
 
Old 11-01-2001, 11:43 PM   #4
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Originally posted by SlCKB0Y
See, i read both those SuSE support pages before posting here actually
No problem, it was just the first place that I found the info...


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My problem with doing a straight ftp install is that my cable net connection needs a 3rd party program to log in, and im not sure if the sure install would allow me to excecute a program on a floppy mid way thru the install??? I know things like
Sure it will, hit <CTRL><ALT>F2 and go to the bash prompt. Execute away.


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slackware dumps you at a command prompt before it even begins the install, and debian has an option "execute a shell" but im not sure if suse had that. If it did, im assuming i could somehow boot in off the boot and ramdisk images, then take the disks out, load the module for my NICard, and then insert the disk and run the program and then go on with the install as per normal from ftp.
I know that you can run modprobe from the F2 term... Should work.


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The other option i thought of would be to do a minimal install of 7.1, download all the updates from the suse ftp, upgrade, and then install programs normally from the net from the install software module in yast.
In yast you can select the location of the updates, so copy them to your HD, and tell yast to install them from there.


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I will buy 7.3, but im waiting for my local linux shop "Everything Linux" to get a shipment of them in.
Don't you mean this "Everything Linux"? (the original)

http://www.everythinglinux.org/

The "other" linux forum

http://www.everythinglinux.org/cgi-bin/lct/lct.pl


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So if i can execute a shell program during the install then i can do it.

Any suggestions based on what i said here?
Other than what I've posted, I would add that I would D/L the files down to my HD first, and then install them. This just keeps losing the connection to the SuSE site from ruining your day


John
 
Old 11-04-2001, 05:39 AM   #5
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nah..everythinglinux.com.au is my local online linux retailer

Umm, you mean if i do a ftp install and it craps itself in the middle then i cant resume? that would be a bummer as there are no aussie ftp mirrors as far as i know
 
Old 11-04-2001, 09:44 PM   #6
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Originally posted by SlCKB0Y
nah..everythinglinux.com.au is my local online linux retailer

Umm, you mean if i do a ftp install and it craps itself in the middle then i cant resume? that would be a bummer as there are no aussie ftp mirrors as far as i know
The one time I tried fooling around with it, I got the file (a .rpm) downloaded and the rpm needed some stupid dependency and the whole thing blew up.

So that eneded the upgrade (it quit on me), and I never did find the file it downloaded.

So, since I have hard disk to burn (60G), I can afford to put the entire shebang on it and install from here.

BTW, I got my 7.3 today!!!

OhBoY ! OhBoY ! OhBoY ! OhBoY ! OhBoY


John
 
  


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