OpenSUSE Install :: Where Are Installation CDs (not DVDs) For 11.3
Dec 15, 2010
I've been a SuSE user since 6.3 days. I just built 2 more old PCs to learn DRBD, and they only have CD drives (not DVDs). To my chagrin I just found out that there are no 11.3 install CDs? These old computers can't boot from USB either so I can't stick the DVD on a USB drive. Or am I just missing the installation CDs somewhere? I did some searching on the download site and in these forums but came up empty.
I practice a little linux but I am just beginning. I have at work an old Dell PowerEdge 1750 on which there is no DVD player but only one CD. I would like to install opensuse 11.2 on it. I want at any price for the facility, minimize the use of the Internet in order not to overload the bandwidth of the job which is intended primarily for other things. The bios of the server does not boot from USB ports (the solution of a key or a USB bootable disk is not possible). - I could install from the live CD and then via internet download software that I miss. I did the first part of this but I find myself with opensuse in English, which is not the intention. I then tried to Frenchify but I can not do it properly. - I told myself then that I might start trying from a net install cd of opensuse, but I can not indicate which parameter to tell him to pick up the DVD iso image on a opensuse USB hard drive. - I might be as always from the net install tell it to fetch the files on a local or network drive on a local network resource, but I do not know how.
I'm trying to install fedora 10 via dvd without a lot of success. i'm doing this on an old hp 8765c computer. it has a sansung sd-612 dvd-rom player. the dvd's i burned would not boot. so, i checked the dvd. sha1sum. check verify dvd when burned. check boot on system where the dvd burned. check dvd verify when bootedc check ok, lets check the dvd player. From i can see on the web, this player had issues about not playing dvds. some relate to driver issue when upgrading me to xp. and, some refer to updating firmware. lots of post about the dvd player not playing dvds. None with a succinct solution.
Well, if anyone has a solution for updating the firmware for a samsung sd-623 dvd player, it would be helpful. For now, installing from the internal dvd player isn't going to work for hardware reasons. Plan B lets try installing from the dvd using a network attached dvd server. sing the net install cd. use linux askmethod, use url to point to the dvd. the image in retreived, select all the defautl options, format the drive, does the package selection, does the package dependencies, but errors on the retriving packages. puts up the download retry message. then show message about not being able to retreive the authcong-gkt... rpm. just let the net install go. i get to the nic configuration, it errors out. probably network manager issue about trying to set a static ip address.........
I have problem installing Suse on vmware, after checking media i got "wrong digest" even if i try to skip this i got md5 checksums errors. The best I use DVD' SLED 11 and SLES 11 from course i was some time ago (in both the same error). I thought maybe something wrong with my dvd in laptop (GSA-4082N) but i tried on my old PC with same result.
I am having trouble with sound on my box. soundcard: audigy SE openSUSE 11.2 I know where the PCM is supposed to be in YaST, but... Is it actually marked as PCM because my only options are: Master currently 100% and Center/LFE also 100% In addition there are separate volumes for the individual channels in the volume area all set at 100%
I have sound when playing .mp3 in amarok and I have sound in DVD with Kaffeine. but no sound in VLC for DVDs or .mp3. I also have no sound in web browsers for watching flash video. I have configured the desktop sound settings so that they work but I feel that I am missing something here
Once I insert a UDF-based DVD, such as a movie or Windows 7 OS install DVD, the disc will not automount in the GNOME desktop. As a result, Nautilus and other gnome programs like Brasero, cannot read the disk.
However, KDE-based apps like k3b and k9copy are perfectly able to detect a DVD with the UDF filesystem for burning or extracting data. The disc drive is a Plextor PX-716SA SATA-based model. The problem seems to be endemic to openSUSE 11.3, as UDF-based DVDs automount perfectly fine in Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista on the same computer. In fact, these DVDs had no problems automounting in openSUSE 11.2 prior to performing a clean install of 11.3. Manually mounting such a DVD does work, using a command such as:
Code: sudo mount -t udf /dev/sr0 /mnt -o ro,session=0,lastblock=1 The DVD movie can be accessed from VLC media player and mplayer, but nevertheless, gnome apps like brasero cannot be used. Why is this happening?
I searched for solutions on these and other forums and I came across these posts here, and here. The solutions proposed therein did not work, including modifying auto.misc and fstab. In another thread on these forums, modifying fstab for removable media was discouraged in versions 11.2 and 11.3.
Running 11.3, KDE 4.4.Have searched all over hell on the Internet, no solution found.When I insert a data CD or data DVD created with K3B sometime in the past, the Device Notifier pops up with NO description of the device plugged in. After it goes away, I can hover over it and it will say the name of the device which is the volume label of the backup CD or DVD.However, when I go to Konqueror, there is nothing showing under /media.If I run Dolphin and view the Places menu, the CD shows up there, I can double click on it and open it.
In Device Notifier Settings, under Removable Devices, I have Enable Automatic Mounting of Removable Media checked, as well as Only Automatically Mount Removable Media That Has Been Manually Mounted Before, and Automatically Mount Removable Media When Attached.The CD inserted does appear in the Attached Devices list in the Removable Devices.If I put a CD in and check Konqueror, it does not show under /Media. If I then load Dolphin, it shows in the Places menu and under /Media. THEN if I go back to Konqueror, without doing anything else, it will THEN show up in /Media.If I then close Dolphin and eject the CD/DVD, it disappears from /Media as expected. If I then reinsert the DVD into the drive, without opening Dolphin, it will re-appear in Konqueror under /Media as it should.Why isn't this working properly in Konqueror? It's a massive annoyance.There is zero documentation for Device Notifier available and especially for setting up Device Settings.At one point, I thought that "Only Automatically Mount Removable Media That Has Been Manually Mounted Before" might be the problem, so I unchecked it. But it does appear to be the problem.
I don't know why KDE 4.4 can't do what KDE 3.5 did - just automatically mount CDs/DVDs and USB devices without a lot of rigmarole and undocumented settings and with a simple selection of what you want to do with the mounted device (which I usually just ignore, select nothing, and go look at the inserted device with Konqueror). This was simple and worked. Now it's a nightmare and I see from browsing the forums that a lot of people have had problems with automounting.
I'm looking at [URL] and I see 8 DVD's each approx 4GB. Why is there one DVD for ubuntu and 8 DVDs for debian? What is on all those DVDs? Is there any way to copy those iso files to a thumb drive instead of a DVD and install from the thumb drive? I have a couple of 32GB micro SD in the mail soon.
I have my original test version of sled11 which I installed when it was first released. I managed to install the required files for multimedia formats and everything works fine. The system has updated as updates have been released via the evaluation update code quite happily. I liked it and decided to get a sled11 license and install on my main workstation. About a month has passed since the test install and my fresh licensed install and I accepted all the updates on install. When I install the multimedia apps, only kaffeine will read multimedia dvds. Nautilus, brasero and totem say it is a restricted format and refuse to read it. What to look for?
Weird, but suddenly just recently my system stopped 'seeing' any blank media. I have burned all sorts till now without problems, from K3B, Lemonrip, Handbrake, growisoft on the CLI, etc. Some errant update, perhaps?
I have done some digging ... added my user to cdrom, added an entry in fstab (K3B didn't like it so I deleted it), wodim -scanbus tell me I have '1,0,0 100) 'Optiarc ' 'BD ROM BC-5500S ' '1.03' Removable CD-ROM' ...
It can, however, read written Cds and DVDs without problems.
I downloaded 64-bit fedora12 iso DVD image and created a DVD. When I tried to boot, the CD does not boot. I checked the documentation to see whether book.iso or any other file needs to be copied along with. My question is:
- What are the files I need to copy to a DVD for the DVD to boot up straight up from the DVD...? - If not, is there another way to get this fresh installation done.
I have 32-bit Fedora 11 installed in a machine, but need 64-Fedora to do some testing, before going with RH Linux.
Failure to safely remove the USB with the following techniques: 1) umount /dev/sdd and I get the error "umount: /dev/sdd is not mounted (according to mtab)" 2) dolphin > right click the drive icon > safely remove: I get the error message "org.desktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure: Cannot open /media/.hal-mtab" 3) konqueror: sys:/info > click the drive eject button (nothing happens) 4) device notifier > click the drive eject button : I get a ERROR in Plasma Workspace that says "Could not unmount the device. One or more files on the device are open within an application" ... NOTE: this will happen on a fresh reboot with the folders of the USB never accessed, much less files being open on it.I have also noticed something similar when dealing with cds/dvds.... seems like I can only eject on a reboot.
How to Transfer 4 versions of Vista and Windows-7 installation DVDs into a flash drive The recent versions of MS Windows of Vista and Windows 7 installers support booting from a USB device so it is possible to transfer the contents of the installation DVD to a flash drive and use it for booting. A USB flash drive however is classified by M$ as a �Super floppy� that can only have one partition. This means one flash drive can store one MS Windows boot loader.
This tutorial shows how to use Grub, a Linux boot loader, to boot 4 Vista/Windows 7 installation in one flash drive. Technical consideration
(1) I have checked to my satisfaction that none of the MS Windows of Win2k, Xp, Vista and Win7 can mount or see more than one partition in a flash drive. That doesn't mean the user can't have multiple partitions. It is just MS systems have been engineered to mount the first one it recognises and disregards the rest.
(2) MS Windows installers of Vista and Win7 do not like to be booted from a logical partition. As a flash drive with a Msdos partition table can have a maximum 4 primary partitions hence this tutorial describes 4 versions of MS Windows installers of Vista Home-32, Win7 Ultimate-32, Vista Home-64 and Win7 professional-64
Normally I find everything I need either in the documentation or forum, but it's been months, and this time I'm stumped. I'm posting the results of my latest tests, so I'm really sorry about the length of this post.
I can't play DVDs unless they've been burned by myself or a friend. I had no problems until around the beginning of April. I was running 11.2 on both my laptop and desktop. I think an update changed something. This was before 11.2 was officially retired a week or so later. I wanted to upgrade to 11.4 anyway, so I began with my laptop. During installation I wiped everything from my hard disk by creating new partitions and formatting them. After installation I installed the multimedia packages using one-click (opensuse-guide.org, not opensuse-community.org, although I did read what they said). I know one-click is not ideal, but I was curious. The result was that I still couldn't play DVDs.
I did a fresh installation, just to be on the safe side. This time I installed the packages according to Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide by caf4926. But I still couldn't play DVDs, so I went through the thread Check your multimedia problem in ten steps. Then I ran mmcheck (v2.35). I tried a few times, experimented, and in the end did another fresh install.
In the meantime, on my desktop, which still has 11.2 on it, I found the file which had been changed and changed it back, so I could play DVDs on it again. It was in /etc/udev/rules.d/, 70-persistent-cd.rules. This does not appear to be the problem in 11.4 on my laptop.
I have again installed the packages according to the multimedia installation guide, and done the ten-step check and run mmcheck and these are the results as they stand:
I couldn't find a package called mplayerplug-in. I used zypper to look for it.
I tried installing the totem packages in a previous installation, but they didn't make a difference, so I left them out this time.
I deinstalled my jdk, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference, except that I get an error notification everytime I want to use LibreOffice. And I need it, so I'm putting it back soon.
So, these are my packages:
And this is what happens when I try to play a DVD using Kaffeine (since I don't an error message except from Kaffeine, and I've forgotten where my logs are):
And then comes Read error from: Error reading from DVD over the GUI.
And nothing else happens... I get no feedback from smplayer whatsoever. It opens, trys to read the DVD, and sits there. Even on the console.
right now, my machine runs ubuntu 10.10 due to work issue, i need to use windows server 2008 R2 (its a windows exclusive company) but i never used any of the active directory or anything from the windows server (only experience with windows is visual studio and those GAMES!), so i figure i need to practice a bit on my own b4 starting the job and just at the same time I found out as a univ student i get it for free! And plus, I am finding opensuse a better option for me than ubuntu So im wondering what i should do regarding these 2 systems here s some option
1). Install openSuse 11.4, and install VirtualBox and use windows server 2008 R2 on vbox 2). Install windows server 2008 R2 and then install openSuse alongside with it 3). Install windows server 2008 R2 and install openSuse in virtualBox
I have been using linux as my primary OS for more than a year now and I rlly need it for both school and my own entertainment. So wondering which option would best work out for me
wat are your opinions? PS: my machine is about 2 years ago a Dell laptop, with core 2 duo p8700 (2.53ghz) 4GB ram, and nvidia gfx, which even tho is still fast, but isnt rlly that snappy when it comes to virtualization even running xp in a virtual machine is quite laggy at times :S
I bought an 8GB flash drive because my D drive doesn't read DVDs. Anyway, my goal is to install Linux ubuntu and have it be my OS (replacing Windows XP). Last night I went to the Ubuntu homepage and downloaded the Ubuntu desktop edition 32-bit and put it on my flash drive. I followed the instructions on how to open and run it, but I was never asked about whether I want Linux to run side by side with Windows or if I want it to replace Windows. It downloaded the whole program, my computer restarted and then (on a black screen) it asked if I wanted to use Windows XP Home Edition or Linux Ubuntu. It's really frustrating because it took a while to download and install it in the first place AND to top that off, when I tried to use Ubuntu it went to a black screen and at the top said that there was an error. So I uninstalled all the ubuntu program and software and now I have a clean slate and want to try this again. I am a complete n00b. Could someone please walk me through how I can go about downloading (w/ links plz), installing and making ubuntu my ONLY OS on my computer via a flash drive? I'm desperate and I don't want to go through all of that and make the same mistake again!
This system has AMD Turion with ATI HD 3200 Graphics system. Installation program correctly initializes graphics - all installation completes with automatic configuration - gives no option for sax2 to run. Then Suse does not comes up or the x does not comes up or display is not showing anything. I can switch to Vista and Vista boots works from grub menu. How can I test and configure graphics and monitor before installer boots the system?
Am fairly new to linux and like opensuse distro so far and determine to get it to install on my system along side my default windows OS, iva tried 11.1 and manage to get it working, however my main goal was to set it up as a development environment i.e php,java, i had to remove it later on due to certian circumstance, lastweek ive decide to try gnomelivecd 11.2 but ran into a few errors during the final stages of installment while it was Automatically Creating Configuration, with the help of oldcpu i manage to ran installation again without a black screen but this time at the same instance where the error occurs first then direct me to the failsafe screen and am stuck there ever since. Am now downloading 11.3Mildstone6 which was recommended so what am asking now is help to remove those portions,grub and restore MBR. I have tried repairing it by booting from both a winodws7 DVD and external HD but failed, the error returned was an unexpected error occurs try again. However i can boot into gnome from the live CD and Check System > Boot Loader another error popup stating that
Because Of The Partitioning, The Boot Loader Cannot Be Installed Properly.
when i try to install opensuse 11.2 i do all the necessary steps but the installation won't start..i installed and used opensuse before im not clueless...before i reformatted my drive i was using windows 7,ubuntu and opensuse together.harddrive (160 gb) is sufficient and the installation was going smooth..i added kde and xfce from the software selection and enabled mbr and boot from /partition...Actually i tried all the alternatives (disabled mbr and /boot,enabled mbr and disabled /partition) but nothing changes..when the installation starts it says ''preparing the disks''but after waiting for 5 minutes and seeing nothing is changed i reboot and take the disk out of disk tray..where am i doing wrong and what i did wrong this time instead of last time that prevented the installation ...i thought my cd went corrupted so i downloaded and burned a new dvd from iso image.
I'm installing opensuse 11.2 x64 on my machine.I have win7 installation so I'm making it dual boot.The problem is that the installation is extremely slow. I've started it 20 min ago and it is still at 3% in preparing disks part of the setup.The installation is standard (no shrinking or etc) - I'm installing it on a separate empty partition on my raid volume.
I'm trying to install OpenSuse 11.2 64bit on my HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. This is the Intel i7 processor with 8 Gb of RAM and Nvidia NVS 3100M graphics. I can boot from my 64bit installer LiveCD for KDE, but once I choose Install, after the first selection screen where I can change the default video at the bottom, I just get the openSUSE symbol and it hangs. I have tried all of the options at the first page for video setting or Kernel setting, My system specifications are as follows:
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Q 720 @ 1.60GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce GT 230M, 1024 MB Dedicated video memory. I should mention that I have currently a dual-boot OS, i.e. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I also checked the burnt CD on another machine and the CD worked. So the problem is not because of the CD. I can't find any info on installing Suse on this notebook.