OpenSUSE Install :: Installing SUSE On Old Box Without DVD Drive?
Feb 1, 2010
I've ordered and received the beautiful 4 disk set for release 11.2 that came on DVD. Like so many Linux users I would like to load it on an older Windows XP box without DVD drive. Haven't seen this release offered on CD's. I've been able to copy it via network to a file on the box, but have no idea which files belong on which CD - I assume it will take 7 or 8 disks like many of the older releases. Don't want to buy a DVD drive for the old box .
This is the 1st time I am installing SUSE and I wanted to clear some of my doubts:I have the following computer specs:Core i32 GB RAM320 GB HDDATI Mobility Radeon 43301. Is creating a swap partition necessary while installing Suse 11.2?2. Will I be able to install 64-bit version of Suse on my computer?3. Will I be able to run Windows 7 side by side?4. Will I have any compatibility issues with my Display Adapter since I have had problems previously on Ubuntu with my onboard ATi Graphics..
Before installing OpenSUSE I shrunk my Win 7 partition down in half, then created 3 partitions out of the new free space for /root, /home and /swap. I installed opensuse and when it got to the bootloader section I kept getting Grub error 17 - cannot mount selected partition, and so on. I made sure it was writing to the MBR and also into /boot if that makes a difference, but I did get a prompt that said YaST couldn't make changes to /dev/sda (I'm paraphrasing and can't remember the exact error message). At the moment I have suse installed and my windows partition intact, but no bootloader (not even windows one) so all I can do is boot to Live CD.
Below is the output of fdisk -l. There's quite a few more partitions than it's showing, sda3, sda4 and sda5 are my /home, /root, /swap and the other ones are windows partitions, like the system recovery along with the win7 install. During the suse install I formatted the home and root partitions with ext4 filesystem.
I bought a new laptop in which a Linux Suse Enterprise Desktop is installed,After that, I installed Windows 7 by the common method: Using Gparted CD, but the problem is that after the end of the installing of Windows 7, the latter became as the first only OS installed in, and the grub of Linux Suse has been disabled , and the only way to enable the grab (in order to use dual-boot, switch between Suse and Win7) is to use the Linux Suse CD and enter to it for enter some prompt command (as u know), but I didn't get the CD with the attached pack, I got instead of it, a System Recovery CD, the only option shown in the first page is to restore the system and not to enter it
Hence my question: How can I enter to linuxSuse to enable the grub to activate the dual-boot?Can't I enable the dual-boot from command line of Windows 7?
I want to install OpenSUSE on a netbook I have that's currently running Mandriva. I know often with a distro you can run the LiveCD/Live USB version from a USB Flash Drive. I understand maybe I can do that but want I want to do is do an actual install. Is this possible? I assume I'd need to download the distro to my netbook under Mandriva and then after do an install and choose the USB Flash Drive after inserted as the hard drive to install to. Then when I boot up the computer I'd just choose the USB Drive as the bootup drive. Is this possible though? Would it damage my Mandriva install? Like I said I know I can use the USB Flash Drive likely as a bootup/Live CD type of solution but since I will be using it semi-regularly and saving data at times I'd like to use it simply like another hard drive. Is this possible?
My question to the community is should I preform a fresh install of OpenSuSe 11.2 or upgrade my current version of OpenSuSe 11.1? As of current I just use my system to surf the web check, email and Basic Business needs. The specs of my Laptop are:
OS Information OS: Linux 126.96.36.199-0.4-default i686 Current user: jraglin@Jada System: openSUSE 11.1 (i586) KDE: 3.5.9 "release 49.1"
well, gonna straight-explain what I`ve here: had a Win7 64bit installed machine and created a D drive as I was intended to install Suse there (so it`s `Extended`) after succesfully installed SLED and finally restarted the laptop to see use Win7 again there was no Loader for me to choose which Operation System (I have another machine with XP,Ubuntu and Pardus - never had sucha problem)then I had to chose SLED of course but this time it didn`t bring me to the login page but to the Command Line of SLED, and the thing is that I can`t use command line on linux. tried several times and with failsafe login but stıll having command line and there is no Win7 to run on Loader.
I came in this morning only to find that the Intel Core2 hyperthreading Dell machine is dead. It appears the processor is fried.
I have a new white-box X2 system that I will replace the dead Dell with. The X2 (AMD) does not have a hard-drive (HDD) so, I will simply put the SATA hard-drive into the PC.
Some of you may know how to do this, but I don't know where to begin after I get the Hard-drive in. (I know how to move a Windows configuration from one PC to another and handle it as it begins to blue screen (BSOD), but I don't have a clue with Linux)
This system was built with GRUB. At the very least, I expect the GRUB boot managet to surface on the display. But, what next....
I was testing an OpenSuse setup as a server. Nothing fancy and NO applications added. The only customization was the MB's LAN card and the display was set at 1024x768. I had 2 users, root and myself. What would you do? Is there some boot time options that I should follow?
With the generous help from caf4926 and please_try_again, i was able to boot into Ubuntu 9.10 with suse's grub legacy.Now I have another problem that i'd need help on, I added a new IDE hard drive for storage and it became sda and the original sda with 3 OSes changed to sdb. Grub can't boot into any OSes except windows 7. Well, i can still boot into Ubuntu if i change the boot option from
I'm trying to install on a machine that has a CD drive but no DVD (and is currently running 10.3). Following the procedure here I created a filesystem on the server and copied the DVD ISO to that. I boot with the network install CD and in the boot options I put in install=hd:/dev/sda7/openSUSE-11.2-i586.iso But then I get a red error diag saying Could not find the openSUSE respository Activating manual setup program
I go into the manual setup program, select hard disk, sda7, the iso file appears in the "Enter the source directory." dialog so I click OK. It does the "Loading the installation system" (or something, it's quick) and then errors with "No repository found". I have also tried sharing the iso file from a windows server and using network SMB but that didn't work. Tried mounting the install DVD (that I have used successfully before) on the windows machine, sharing it, and point the manual SMB install at that. Everything gives me "No repository found." I could use the Network CD to do an Internet install, but that seems unnecessarily slow and wasteful of bandwidth when I've already downloaded the DVD iso.
I downloaded the openSuSE 10.3 ISO and, using "PowerISO 3.9" burned it to a DVD. The DVD booted up no problem so I set about installing to a partition on my USB harddrive, which seemed to go OK, until I tried to boot and found that Linux had put something on my C: drive which stopped my system booting at all. I guess it wasn't hungry because it got to "GRUB" and crashed out. Luckily my system is set up with a small Windows98 (FAT32) partition, with my WinXP Pro (NTFS) on a larger partition, (all my data and workfiles are on a daisy-chained second harddrive), so it was relatively easy to re-do the Win98, modify the 'boot.ini' file, and I was back to square one.
No point in going that route again so I dug out an unused 16GB harddrive, disconnected my usual Win harddrives, and set about installing openSuSE 10.3 on the spare drive. Everything seemed to go fine, working my way down the steps in the column on the left, it downloaded all the updates/patches etc until....it got to the very last step and it must have been very near the end when the top third of the screen went 'splat', a solid white band across it and an error message, which, I know, I should have written down, but didn't, but I seem to remember something like "Yast" or similar. I did try to boot from unfinished installation, but got exactly the same screen.
I was using Firefox 3.6 on Suse 11.1, but I have just reinstalled my root partition and now have Firefox 3.0.4. Firefox immediately warned me to install 3.6. I have downloaded a tar.b2, but I have no idea how to install it. Is it possible to do it through Yast? If I need to use Konsole, please can I have instructions and also where I need to put it. I really need to have it installed as I use a plugin which is now not working with Firefox 3.0.4
I have tried to compile Aircrack -ng in Opensuse 11.2 I have received the following output
linux-z7wt:/home/jcaser/aircrack-ng-1.1 # make make -C src all make: se ingresa al directorio `/home/jcaser/aircrack-ng-1.1/src' make -C osdep make: se ingresa al directorio `/home/jcaser/aircrack-ng-1.1/src/osdep' Building for Linux
I've tried installing Graphite One under my new clean Suse 11.4 64-bit installation. graphite one apparently needs python 2.6 to install and suse 11.4 comes with 2.7. I hope I can just create symbolic links to satisfy the installer to run? I've tried to make 2.6 links under /usr/bin and /usr/lib64. I'm using
Code: sudo ln -s libpython2.7.so.1.0 libpython2.6.so.1.0 to create the links, but I've sort of lost track of all the python library�s (.so .so.1 .so.1.0 and so on). Furthermore I have no idea about how to verify if it is correct. Code: ls -l /usr/bin/python*
I'm trying to install OpenSuSE 10.3 on a HP dc7800 PC but when it boots from the DVD everything starts looking good, when it tryes to load the kernel it reaches 99% and the screen goes black and stays in the state forever.. never comes back. But if I try too install an "SuSE desktop enterprise version" works perfect.
PC details: HP COMPAQ PC DC7800 SMALL FORM FACTOR INTEL PENTIUM DUAL CORE CPU E2160 1.8GHz
I have tried to install and enable java, follow the instructions of this link:[URL] when I try to enable de java, for firefox, I can't linked de java with the browser, because I can't find de folder "plugins" on the path --> /lib/usr/lib/firefox).
install the firefox 3.6 on opensuse Desktop edition. As my new application software is only supporting 3.6 or greater version of mozilla firefox. i was forced to upgrade or to reinstall my current firefox (version 188.8.131.52). kindly help me and please tell me what is the procedure to install forefox 3.6 or higher version in opensuse 10. i cannot upgrade opensuse 10 to opensuse 11 or 11.3 as my company wont allow me to make modifications in the operating system. i have the latest version of firefox downloaded. the format is tar.gz2 while i am trying to extract it. i find errors in extracting even after extracting successfully i find permission errors.
I've installed openSUSE 11.1 in my desktop with default firefox as web browser. Whenever surfing graphical sites Its says flash need to be installed and in the Adobe site which package I've to download? (Yat or tar.gz or rpm, etc.. etc..) and how I can install it.
I am running opensuse 10.3 on an HP Pavilion which had an SATA drive preinstalled, and I have added a second drive from my old machine which is standard EIDE. When I did the installation of suse, and since, the OS does not see the second drive at all. It does not appear in the partitioner, Konqueror, system information, or anywhere. This is a known good drive, and there have been no hardware changes since I had it running under Vista. I have another machine of a similar configuration (sata + ide) and the installer didn't see the IDE drive there either.
Since I have removed Vista from this machine, I now have no way to access the data on that drive. Note that this drive has never been visible to suse from the time I first put in the installation dvd.
I did an installation of SUSE 11.2 on a new SCSI hard drive. Keeping the old hard drive separate. I remembered there was some info on the old hard drive I wanted.
I added this to the system and mounted a partition. I then copied the data over. Then I umounted the partition rebooted the machine and removed the hard drive. However the machine will now not boot without this hard drive even though its not mounted. Not sure what the error message im given means I think it could be trying to fchk it.Do I need to do something more like remove /dev/sdd ?
I had put a second Sata hard drive in my computer and was pleasantly surprised not to run into any problems. No BIOS changes, just start the partitioner, partition, mount, it worked.And then... my computer didn't boot today.I disconnected the new hard drive and it went a little bit further, allowing me to log in as root and remove some lines in /etc/fstab. After that, it booted without any issues.I then remembered that the new drive was /dev/sda and the old drive /dev/sdb. I assume this is the reason for not booting, there is no GRUB on /dev/sda. How do I fix this? Can I simply plug in the cable for the new drive where the cable for the old drive was?
Yes, I am a Linux NOOB.I have SUSE 9.3 installed and I updated the system fully as of today. In order for me to learn without killing my installation, I am attempting to install Acronis True Image for Linux.I am running kernel version 184.108.40.206-21.8-default according to Control Center.I successfully installed Acronis True Image but I need to "build and compile kernel module" for the program to run.
I cannot find the correct directory. I tried /usr, /usr/src, /usr/src/linux, /usr/src/linux/ but nothing works. I have read the SUSE manuals, tried other forums. The Acronis Forums have been pretty decent but no one has replied to my post on this subject yet and I don't want to wait another 5 days or so....lol I suspect the problem is because I updated the kernel and now the default/typical directory has changed. Any thoughts?
I just tried installing OpenSUSE 11.1 onto my Playstation 3. I installed the otheros.bld fine (which I downloaded via a link provided on the OpenSUSE website). I then inserted my 32-bit Gnome CD for installation and restarted my system. Then on startup, a blue/grey screen appears. Here are the links to the screenshot (sorry for poor quality):
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As you can see, the only option is for me to select the gameboot, which obviously takes me back to the Playstation XMB. There are keys at the bottom of the screen, but this is only to change the resolution. So I have no option to install the OS.
Does anybody know why this screen appears and have any ideas on how I can get around this problem to install SUSE onto my Playstation?
I have a bit of a "problem" you can say. I have a computer with no cd/dvd drive nor a floppy drive. It does however have USB ports and ability to boot from LAN or USB-FDD, USB-CDROM, USB-HDD in the Bios setup menu.
I've been searching for a way to install openSUSE 11.2 on this computer using a flash drive I have but I'm not being able to even after following a number of suggestions from posts on the internet. Anyone have any idea on what I should do?
I am trying to Install Open Suse 11.3 (burned as an ISO DVD) along with existing Win 2008 R2 OS. When I try to boot from the DVD it just logs in to Win2008 though boot from CD/DVD is enabled in the boot sequence. So i tried to mount the ISO and run from Windows ! BUT I get an error before installation starts telling that Win2008 R2 is not supported in open suse installer! Is there anything I can do to overcome this and install/retain both OS? In fact I am even trying to c hange my win2008 from R2 to Enterprise to see if I can overcome the problem!
I have a box already has openSuse 11 32bits installed. I want to replace it with openSuse 11 64 bits. When I insert the openSuse 11 64 bits CD, I got error message "this is a 32 bit computer. Can not use 64 bit software". so How do I wipe out the old OS (32 bits), and install new OS (64 bits)?
i have a backtrack install that i would like to keep while installing suse for an everyday OS; i start the install process but when it gets to partitioning the hard drive, it doesnt seem to recognize anything already being on there; it just gives me the setup for suse, ie: sda1 ext3 = OS sda2 or sda5 = swap. do i have to configure a partition scheme? i installed ubuntu on a desktop alongside windows very easily due to grub graphical install/partition; is there not a similar function for suse?
I have installed Suse on my Windows Vista 64bit machine a couple of times, but the last time I did it - after a disk change - presented some unanticipated problems. Prior to install, Windows Disk Management (whose output I was unable to paste into this question) showed that my disks were laid out as follows:
Disk 0 is a Seagate ATA drive, while Disk 1 is a Western Digital Ext HDD Usb Device. Looking back, I think I should have carved out a partition after M before installing Suse, but I was uncertain whether to make it a logical one or a primary, and in the past the installation has taken the 25 or so gig it needed from the last defined partition on disk 0. This time, however, it went after disk 1, and reformatted the entire drive, deleting about 300 gig of user data, including my system backup. What really suprised me is that it took up the entire drive: 2 gig for the swapfile, then a 20 gig partition, and all the rest for the third partition.
This is not what I would have expected. I especially would not have expected the installation to re-format user data. In any case, I did not want Suse on disk 1, so I reformatted the drive and then used my Partition Manager to rebuild the boot Mbr. So now, I am able to boot into windows, do not have Suse on my machine, but have lost critical data. My disks are now back to the way they were when I started (see above), except that drive F is now all free space, except for my latest backup. My question is how do I ensure, when I reinstall Suse, that it will choose disk0 for the installation and will not overlay any of the data that I have on that drive.
Gnome is falling apart and I've had a lot of nagging problems that I couldn't overcome.I'm thinking of wiping the OpenSuse partitions and doing a clean install without wiping the windows partition.I initially setup using the 11.0/XP dual boot FAQ in the How To forum.I have my Home directory backed up on an external HD. Might try KDE next go-round or KDE & Gnome as separate users. I have 11.2 i586 installation DVD.