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Old 05-28-2005, 01:48 PM   #16
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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??


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
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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
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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..

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..


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