Hi again: Just tested my first test and proceeded to test
and install a second time. This time I let the server run
the update after registering with Novell. However, upon
reboot the server was dorked as it could not read my /usr
and /var partitions (fstab was bad).

Now here is what changed between my first the second build:

I added a separate partition for /usr, that is all.

I could really use a hand here. If I can't trust the update
mechanism ......