I'm a linux newbie (despite having been involved in IT for a dozen years or so - no holy warriors please), and have encountered a perplexing issue when attempting to run YOU on a freshly installed dual boot WinXP/SuSE 8.2 Pro installation. I posed this question at a different forum (non-Tech Target) without reply:
I am encountering an issue configuring the YOU update tool in SuSE 8.2: When I attempt to run an update, I repeatedly receive the error:
"Can't get the patches from server. Please try to get the patches from another server".
I receive this error no matter which server I check. The update was attempted (repeatedly) while logged in as "root".
There is an entry at
which instructs (me) to mount the CD or DVD (no problem there), and copy /media/dvd/suse/setup/descr/info /temp
The problem is that the file (.../descr/info) does not exist on the installation DVD or on CD1.
As I REALLY do not want to run an unpatched OS, I'm looking for some instruction (assistance) in getting YaST / YOU to operate properly. If I need to create a file or directory manually, I'll have no problem provided I know where to put the file and what it should contain.
The installation is on a dual-boot WinXP SP2 / SuSE 8.2 Dell Latitude C810. The installation proceeded smoothly (once ACPI was disabled) using the defaults, except for the time zone setting and the default boot timeout (from 8 sec. to 15 sec.)
Any/all assistance will be appreciated; remember please that I am TOTALLY new to the linux community, but have many years Windows and Macintosh (mostly but not exclusively pre-OSX) experience, so while the basic concepts may be solid, their execution will require some assistance.....
Can anyone assist me here? Again, any and all help would be appreciated...
(sorry to post this in a Windows forum, but it's the one I look at all the time. If a different forum is more appropriate, let me know where to post...)
March 22, 2006 12:39 PM
April 3, 2006 7:16 PM