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Configure Suse to Use Internet Repositories Instead of CD/DVD

If you’ve installed Suse using the CD/DVD installation, the default setting is for software installations to load from the cdrom instead of off the internet repositories. Since I’m always connected directly to the internet, I’d much prefer to download and install from the net.

To start off, you need to launch YaST. You can use the menu, or you can type in the following into an Alt+F2 prompt:

kdesu /sbin/yast2

Click Software, and then Installation Source.

You should see a list of the software sources, with the cd/dvd line at the top.

To enable or disable one of the sources, just click the Source Settings drop-down button, and then click Enable or Disable.

You should disable the cdrom line, and enable the other two.

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  • Published 01/28/07

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