Re: [opensuse] live usb dvd
- From: Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:54:54 -0500
On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:12 AM, lynn <lynn@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thursday 19 November 2009 16:02:02 Greg Freemyer wrote:
Thanks. I'd like to do that but what if the netbook doen't have a dvd drive?Thus, for installation, it is more interesting a "live" dvd. The loaded
image can be small, but it would have all the rpms there for
Any filesystem would do so long as it had most of the files. The reason
it's more interesting is that it would be much quicker than zypper dup
with only Internet connection speed to rely upon. A recent zypper dup -d
and zypper dup took over 6 hours on a netbook that doesn't have a dvd
drive. Booting from a like kde cd gives it only a few files. The rest
have to be downloaded. That's ok if you have a fast connection and you
have the knowledge of how to get e.g. broadcom wireless working.
Saludos L x
For your situation I think zypper dup straight from the DVD is the
solution. I don't think it is documented anywhere, but you can:
Follow the instructions at <http://en.opensuse.org/Upgrade>
And when it tells you to add the OS 11.2 online repos, add the OS 11.2
DVD as a repo instead.
If it works (and I can't think of a reason it would not), please
update the Upgrade page to discuss using the DVD as the repo as an
That's why I'd like a bootable dvd usb memory.
Note that nothing in my advice involved "booting" the dvd, just mounting it..
So making a mountable USB thumb drive with the 11.2 repos from the DVD
should be possible in lots of ways.
Possibly the easiest is just copy the repo directory from the DVD to
the thumb drive. Then point zypper at it and zypper dup.
(I have not tested this, but I can't see why this would fail.)
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