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Upgraded 'box' from SuSE 8.2 to 9.3

09/04/05

  12:03:38 am, by The Dreamer   , 758 words  
Categories: Computer, BOINC

Upgraded 'box' from SuSE 8.2 to 9.3

For no really good reason, except to try to be in a better position to debug the mono version of the Poopli Updater, I decided to attempt upgrading my SuSE 8.2 'box' to SuSE 9.3.

I chose 9.3, because ISO images for CDs existed online. I had a DVD for 9.1 and I was sure I had seen 9.3, but 'box' doesn't have a DVD-ROM drive. Though I do have an extra DVD-ROM drive or two laying about, but I didn't want to do machine upgrades until I had everything together (and I'm waiting for a new heatsink to arrive).

Before doing the upgrade, I ran mondoarchive in case I needed to revert back. While I was waiting for this to finish, I went looking for some black CD-Rs to burn the ISO images for SUSE 9.3. Hmmm, I seem to be down to only 4 CD-Rs....and I need 5 (plus whatever number the mondoarchive generates....which happened to be another 5).

So, this meant a trip to Best Buy to buy some blanks. I grabbed the cheapest spindle of 50 CD-Rs and was on my way, except I spotted a cheap spindle of 50 DVD-Rs...so I grabbed that as well. I kind of had some thing else in mind for that...except as I was putting them away, I discovered that I already had another cheap spindle of DVD-Rs that I had forgotten about...which I probably would've been sufficient.

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