Originally posted by detrix
Hello there. I just installed SuSE Linux 7.0 a week ago. Yes I just found out that 9.1 is available, but 7.0 is what already I had at the time. I am also going to try Mandrake 10.0, downloading the ISOs right now. Here is my questions:
I used a Windows machine to download a couple of kernel RPMs.
1) Is there a GUI for extracting the RPMs?
A) Do I have to upgrade one version at a time...from 7.0 to 8.0
then to 9.0 and so on?
2) I know YaST does some installations, is that how I am supposed to
work with RPMs?
Could some one walk me throught the process. I am not yet familiar enough with doing it with a shell, unless I have to.
Oh, one more question. How do I mount a CD-RW so I can access RW disks?
Good enough for now. One night I stayed up ALL night to install SuSE several times. Now I will ask questions.
But Suse 7.0 is not so up to date, Not all functions are supported. Kernell is old a.s.o.
You can download 9.1 and install it from the suse site. There is also an ISO live Eval. It makes only 3 temp files in your windows system.
You can remove them after wards. In that way you can try it out first.
If you click on the rpm's (in 9 and up) Suse will ask you if Yast should install them.
Mounting in 9.x is very simple. Click on the desktop- select install device..... peace of cake.
There is a burning program included, but you can also burn from the console.