LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2005, 01:48 PM   #16
chatsubo42
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
hey hey... NOw there is an idea..


Think it would be possible to extract the iso to the first partition on a computer...
and set the mbr of the disck to boot from that..

course you would be forced to go through the suse 9.x dvd boot menu.. everytime you started your system... LOL

Maybe a different approach??

hm..

It's fun to toss these ideas around..

seems like a reasonable idea to...
1) extract the iso to a patition/drive (8gig partition)
2) Make that partition a target to boot to from grub (from your 9.2 install)
3) then boot to it from grub to upgrade..

I wonder....

Any thoughts on how possible that is, or is it just a pipe dream..?
I may try it today just for kicks..

I'll post the results if I get the opportunity to do it..
I'm thinking there is something I'm not taking into consideration.. but it'll be fun trying..
 
Old 05-28-2005, 01:53 PM   #17
abisko00
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Munich
Distribution: SuSE, Ubuntu
Posts: 3,513

Rep: Reputation: 58
That's too complicated!

If you already have the full installation structure of 9.3 on your local HDD, you simply boot from the 9.3 mini-iso and point YaST to this partition as installation source. However, there should be some space left on the HDD for the installation
 
Old 05-28-2005, 04:48 PM   #18
chatsubo42
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
LOL

Well you are a smart cookie aren't you LOL..

That is much smarter then what I was thinking..

I did BTW try my adventure from earlier..
(the loop mounting and installing over the network.)

Oddly enough it worked this time..

and I figured out why it ruined my install last time..

I did a you after I did the upgrade to 9.3 and that is what goofed it up.
I didn't do a you now and 9.3 is working great!

The question is .. how do you get you to use 9.3 update sources for you rather then 9.2

Do you see what I'm getting at??

You did an update for 9.2 packages... that is what hosed my machine b4..
I'm going to look into seeing where you checks it repository of rpms.. maybe adjust it to 9.3 because it reads as updating 9.2..

hm...
I know it's a lot of trouble but I'm just having fun...

Very smart to boot from the mini though... using the DVD iso data already on the system. very smart indeed..
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SuSE 9.3 Pro First Boot after installation? thingmajig SUSE / openSUSE 11 06-20-2005 04:56 AM
My new SUSE 9.3 Pro Installation - LinuxHobbit SUSE / openSUSE 6 05-06-2005 02:24 AM
installation problems with Suse 9.1 pro nippy Linux - Hardware 7 12-12-2004 09:25 PM
help - slow installation on SuSE 9.1 pro osiris32 Linux - Distributions 8 05-30-2004 04:00 PM
new to suse 8.1 pro installation binskipy2u Linux - Newbie 3 04-02-2003 06:00 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration