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Old 11-07-2005, 07:11 AM   #1
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Suse Update from DVD distro

I receive various distro disks regularly from my subscription to LINUX magazine. My Question is this: I run Suse 9.3 currently and will certainly receive a DVD in the near future with Suse 10.x on it. These disks are coded to auto install. Can I just plunk the 10.x disk in the drive and update? Will the disk know to write over/replace the existing kernel? Or will I end up with dueling kernels? What about the tons of software on this new disk, such as Kde-new version, will the Yast note the disk so as to permit selective updating, or replaceing old with new ? Does anyone do this on a routine basis who would share some tips and experiences with me?
I appreciate any help. BTW, though I'm a newbie and probably will remain so, I figure that though I don't understand the majority of what I read in the magazine, reading it can't hurt and it's one way to support the movement.
Old 11-07-2005, 07:59 AM   #2
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I believe you are right in saying that when you put the disk in it will "know" or you can choose to upgrade rather than a clean install.

You may be able to upgrade just using the yast -online tool, but do not quote me on that one.
Old 11-07-2005, 09:55 AM   #3
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Be sure to save your data before. I'm runnung into many problems til I make a new installation. check Update Suse 9.0 to ...
Old 11-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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Hi Tom,
Thanks for the reply. I'm still stuck with a slow Tel. line here in the country, no broadband yet, so downloading large programs is a real test.
Curious, I noted your locale. My wife is from Swansea, Massachusetts and when we visit the States, that's where we stay.


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