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How to Install NLD 9 SP2 from Physical Media

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 19 Aug 2005

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Applies To:

  • Novell Linux Desktop 9


It is assumed that you already have Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) 9 installed as and that you are only applying Support Pack 2. If you are trying to install Support Pack 2 and Novell Linux Desktop 9 at the same time, then please see the following article:
Is It Possible To Install Support Pack 2 While Installing Novell Linux Desktop 9?


  1. Download Support Pack 2 ISO's from Novell's download site.

  2. Burn the ISOs to CDs. If you downloaded these to your NLD machine, you can use K3B to burn the ISO images. To do this, launch K3B and choose Burn CD Image from the Tools | CD menu.

  3. Insert CD1 into your workstation. You should receive an automatic prompt showing that there is a Support Pack to install. Choose YES to start the installation process.

    Note: If you don't receive the automatic prompt as described above, you can start the same process by going into the YaST2 utility and under the SOFTWARE option, choose the PATCH CD UPDATE option.

  4. You will be prompted to login with roots password.

  5. From the YaST Online Update screen, you have the option of whether you want to choose Manually Select Patches or Reload All Patches from Server. In this example the options will remain unchecked so that it will automatically apply the patches.

  6. Depending on the packages you have installed, you may be prompted to stop certain services before the Support Pack can continue.

  7. If you are using GNOME as your desktop, you will be prompted to reload your Volume Control applet during the installation of the support pack. Click Yes.

  8. Depending on the packages installed, you may be prompted for additional support pack CDs.

  9. The last step is to reboot your computer. There are not many things that require a reboot on Linux. However if the kernel is updated, you will need to reboot the workstation in order to use that new kernel.

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