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Old 01-23-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Question 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
 
Old 01-24-2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 01-24-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 01-24-2009, 09:40 AM   #4
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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....
 
Old 01-25-2009, 07:21 AM   #5
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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
 
Old 01-25-2009, 10:48 AM   #6
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i think i`ll do it that way - are there any caveats?
 
Old 01-28-2009, 01:24 AM   #7
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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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