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Mr.Gosh 01-23-2009 08:39 AM

How to Update Lenovo s10e - Suse Edterprise to openSuse
 
I Just got my Lenovo s10e with Suse Enterprise Desktop 10 sp2
and now I want to upgrade it to openSUSE 11.1

is there a way to do it by adding the 11.1 software repositories?

Thanks - Mr.Gosh

salasi 01-24-2009 05:54 AM

I've just done an update of my laptop from OpenSuSE 10.3 to 11.1 and I wish that I hadn't. It's not that 11.1 is bad, its just that this install is the most troublesome, needing most bits fixed, one that I have seen in years.

I wish that I had taken my more usual approach of backing up /home (on a separate partition), blowing the old stuff away and installing the new. I'm sure that it would have been less problematic.

HTH

syg00 01-24-2009 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr.Gosh (Post 3418605)
I Just got my Lenovo s10e with Suse Enterprise Desktop 10 sp2 and now I want to upgrade it to openSUSE 11.1

That's not an upgrade, it's a different distro.

Mr.Gosh 01-24-2009 09:40 AM

I know that - but because I don`t have a external DVD I was wondering how to install opensuse 11.1 to the netbook...

I tried to put the dvd iso to my usb stick with unetbootin - bat that doesn`t seem to work!

now I am trying the installation procedure described here:

http://de.opensuse.org/SuSE_install_from_USB_drive

but I`m not sure if that works better....

jolphil 01-25-2009 07:21 AM

Hello,
As I recall several years ago I used to install SuSe by FTP (network install)..
Of course you would need a fairly fast internet connection..
It worked out fine but it did take a bit longer than using a DVD..
Just a suggestion..
GoodLuck,
jolphil:twocents:

Mr.Gosh 01-25-2009 10:48 AM

i think i`ll do it that way - are there any caveats?

Mr.Gosh 01-28-2009 01:24 AM

OK, it was very hard to get suse to an USB Stick!!!

I got it to run with unetbootin and an speciial initrd for sub sticks - i`ll post the link to the download later...

This should be easier - ubuntu starts from an usb stick out of the box - for opensuse to start it got my many many tries.... :(


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