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    From Personal to Professional?


    I have bought the Personal edition of Suse 9.1 but I have found that there are some features that I would like from the Professional edition.
    Does any one know if/when the professional edition will show up as ISO:s on the web?

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    You can install most of the Professional packages using YaST.

    -Go online to the SuSE Intl Mirror list and select a download location that is listed as "complete".
    It can be either a FTP or HTTP site.
    -Open YaST and go to the "Change Source of Installation" module.
    -From the menu at the bottom select "Add" and then FTP or HTTP.
    -Fill in the dialog boxes with the appropriate paths. Here is an example:

    Protocol: FTP
    Server Name: ftp.solnet.ch
    Directory on Server: mirror/SuSE/i386/9.1
    Authentication: Anonymous

    -Click Okay and then Finish
    -Open the Yast module "Install and Remove Software"
    -Choose "Selections" from the drop-down menu. The new pkgs should now be visible.

    Another thing: You can set up multiple sources in YaST to download from even if they all have the same path on different servers. There is an option available on the GUI which lets you enable or disable them independently without having to permanently remove the mirror. Also, make sure to use the up/down buttons to place the fastest mirrors at the top of the list.

    Finally, it is a good idea to click "Edit" and select "Refresh" on your primary mirror lists between update intervals. In this way YaST will update the versions of available packages and present them as options for installation.

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    THANK YOU!
    I've been looking for that, just didn't know how to find it!
    thanx

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    Thank you. :P

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    Thank you

    Thanks from me too. This has got to be one of the most useful tips I’ve ever seen on a Linux forum.
    Before this I was unsure whether to replace my 8.2 Pro with 9.1 personal, but this has swayed it for me.
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    people dont forget the nature of opensource, you can get everything for free, its just how much work needs to go into it.
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    no go

    I have tried this suggestion with several of the listed sources. I can get to the source via FTP and verify that they are valid. However, YAST2 always reports:

    Unable to create installation source
    from URL '...'
    Details:
    ERROR(InstSrc:E_no_instsrc_on_media)

    Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

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    thanks Xian!i'll check it out!
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    hey godspropy... I used to get this same error:

    Unable to create installation source
    from URL '...'
    Details:
    ERROR(InstSrc:E_no_instsrc_on_media)

    What you need to do is find an ftp site first.. like
    ftp.suse.com
    and then a directory like
    pub/suse/i386/9.1/
    and then...
    to make sure it's a correct directory.. browse to it in your internet browser by putting them together like this:
    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.1/

    and you should get a list of files, but THIS IS THE KEY RIGHT HERE:
    IT SHOULD NOT BE THE DIRECTORY WHERE ALL THE RPMS ARE LISTED
    it should be a directory listing a bunch of files containing info about the rpms. I know, it doesn't really make sense but, whatever. You should see file names like this:
    MD5SUMS
    gpg-pubkey....asc
    Archives.gz
    and some other files. But you should see those files in whatever directory you add because they contain the rpm information. That's what kept confusing me.. i figured we'd just add the directory with the rpms. Hope this helps.

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