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Old 10-23-2004, 07:30 PM   #1
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Just another Newbie: Mounting a CD-RW Properly


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.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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Re: Just another Newbie: Mounting a CD-RW Properly

Quote:
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.

Yes Yast.

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.

CloudBuilder
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:05 AM   #3
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Thanx Cloudbuilder

Thank you Cloudbuilder. I feel pretty bad to have to use such an old version. Which is why I am now downloading Mandrake 10.0. On ISO3 athe the moment...I was trying to upgrade to SuSE 9.1.

So my question is still:
Do I have to install 8.0 before I install 9.0?

I suppose I could download the ISOs for 9.0 as well. But I do want to learn how to do the RPM to upgrade. Last night I did find kpackage which should help.

Thanx again Cloudbuilder.

Quote:
Mounting in 9.x is very simple. Click on the desktop- select install device..... peace of cake.
I will get SuSE 9.0 soon.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 04:15 PM   #4
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It doesn't work that way.

The easy way is to load a current version (9.1) and then there are still lots of rpm's you can load (kde3.3 )

You should not try to install 7.0 than upgrade it to 8,0 and so on. It is to complex. For instance the kernels have changed and Yast and some other things.

In 9.1 you can also use APT to upgrade with rpm's.

Have a lot of fun.

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