OpenSUSE Install :: Migrate From Ubuntu But For Some Reason - Can't Get Install To Work

Jul 2, 2011

I'm trying to migrate from Ubuntu to OpenSUSE but for some reason I can't get the install to work. I've tried installing the GNOME live CD both from a CD and a USB but after I select installation it goes to the loading screen for a few seconds and then the screen goes black and it stays like that till I reboot. Is it a problem with my hardware or something or did something miss-write when I burned the CD/USB?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Migrate From 11.2 To 11.3?

Jul 20, 2010

I am using openSUSE 11.2 on my work computer and I wanna migrate to openSUSE 11.3. My concern is the fact that I have some "must have applications" that I had a lot of problems with them at installation on 11.2. Is there any possibility to create something like a restore point and if these applications are not functioning to come back to 11.2?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Migrate KDE 11.2 Settings To 11.3?

Jul 16, 2010

I installed 11.3 as a "fresh" install (not upgrade) into a second partition, so now I have both my current 11.2 and the new 11.3 as a dual boot.

I'd like to migrate my old KDE (4.4.3) settings to the new 11.3 (KDE 4.4.4) installation, most importantly KMail and its archived mail folders. My plan was to copy the kmailrc file from the ~/.kde4/share/config/ folder and overwrite the default kmailrc that's on 11.3 and then replace the ENTIRE ~/.kde4/share/apps/kmail/mail/ folder on 11.3 with the one on 11.2 (including the hidden files and folders).

My questions are:

1. would this work, or am I missing other files and folders.

2. Would I be better off just copying the entire ~/.kde4 folder from 11.2 partition to 11.3?

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Migrate 11.3 Installation To Another Computer

Feb 13, 2011

I want to do an apparently simple task but since I migrated to Opensuse I found no way to do it. I have an enhanced install of Opensuse 11.3, where I added softwares from different sources according to my needs. Now that it's working fine I would like to make the same kind of install for two friends of mine and for a virtual machine on Virtualbox. In Ubuntu I used remastersys and in few minutes it created a live DVD with all the content of my system, and all of this offline, without downloading anything else. In Opensuse the only resources that most resemble that are Kiwi and Suse Studio.

But it seems that in both the softwares must be downloaded from repositories online. That would not work for me because it would take a very long time to find out all the packages I installed, from what repositories and my internet connection is very slow so I could not do it all at once. I tried Clonezilla but I was not able to restore the content of my Opensuse partition to a different machine. It gave me error messages, didn't make the restore and I didn't find a solution anywhere online. How can I transfer the content of my Opensuse installation to another computer without having to use online resources?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Method To Migrate 11.3 System To 11.4

Jun 17, 2011

I am currently considering migrating an openSUSE X86-64 system from 11.3 to 11.4. There seem to be 2 possibilities, upgrade or reinstall. Opinion seems to be divided on the process of upgrading from the DVD.I have not been able to find any reasonable guide to using either method to migrate an 11.3 system to 11.4 and have the 11.4 system in the same working state as the 11.3 system was. What I have found for the reinstall method is trivial. for the upgrade method I have seen a reference to running rcrpmconfigcheck but I have been unable to find a man page for it on my 11.3 system or via google.

Does such a guide exist? It should be created by the openSUSE project for each release.If it works the upgrade process looks to be the best method. The last 2 migrations were via the install method. 10 to 11 but also 32 to 64 bit and then 11.1 to 11.3 onto a new machine before moving the data across. Both rebuilds took many days.I have seen many posts saying that it is very quick to rebuild the system. As little as 2 hours has been quoted. I have not yet seen an explanation of how they do it. I suspect that they rebuild systems regularly and have it all scripted or their systems are very simple. An explanation of how it is done would be interesting.Given that I do migrations once or twice a year, building and testing a script to do the migration is probably not worth the effort especially as the only test machine is very old and slow

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installation Keeps Failing For Some Reason

Aug 14, 2010

I downloaded and burnt my copy of OpenSuse 11.3 yesterday and tried to install it on my old laptop. But the installation keeps failing for some reason. I will try to attach a picture.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Migrate Wubi 10.04 Install To A Full Install?

Mar 19, 2011

What is the easiest and/or safest way to migrate my Wubi 10.04 install to a full install? Currently, my Dell XPS M1530 is currently dual-booting Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and Windows Vista Home Premium, and I've decided after using Windows a total of around 4 hours over the past 6 months that I can probably let it go. So, I don't need Windows anymore and I believe I'm ready for a full install of Ubuntu. Though, I probably will wait for 11.04 to come out first.

A few ways I've thought of already are: 1) Find an external hard drive to put the Wubi files on. 2) Upload files to an storage website. 3) Temporarily put the Wubi files onto another computer (Windows). All these meaning I would then wipe my harddrive and install Ubuntu from a CD. And by "files", I mean Documents, Pictures, Downloads, etc.

EDIT: deleting all my applications, because won't reinstall on my computer due to dependency issues while attempting to install LibreOffice. So a fresh install would be nice.

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Ubuntu :: Migrate User From Old Install

Jun 2, 2010

I'm moving a user from an old 8.x Xubuntu install to a different machine with 10.04 installed. I want to migrate all the user's files and settings to the new machine. I see Ubuntu has a migration assistant, but the limited documentation I've found on it talks about using for in-place upgrades from older/other OSes.

Ideally, something like this would work like the Apple Migration Assistant or Windows Easy Transfer. If so, how do I access this? Anyone have a tutorial? If not, can someone point me to instructions to move the proper folders, create the user, assign permissions, etc.?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Multiboot System, But Last Bootloader Install Doesn't Work?

Feb 16, 2010

I've got a multiboot system with Windozin the first drive and first partition like everyone recommends. I have several distro's and just let them install their bootloaders, but always on hd0 mbr. I installed Debian 5.0.1 this way and it wouldn't boot, so I got SGD to "fix" it, which it said was successful, but all I get is a partition doesn't exist when I try to boot. I put Debian on /dev/sdb3, I loaded Linux Rescueand mounted sdb3 and verified that its menu.lst had the right boot numbers (hd1,2). fdisk even showns /dev/sdb3 as boot as shown by the asterisk under the boot column. Should I do a complete reinstall of grub, maybe using one of the other distro's as the holder of grub? At one time they did all the grub launching as each addition was made

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OpenSUSE Install :: Mouse Bottons Does Not Work During Install Or First Login?

Dec 20, 2009

Just installed 11.2 on my Thinkpad T61 and during install the mouse pointer (synaptics) works fine but not the mouse buttons. After the install on every first login the pointer works but not the buttons. If I restart the gui and try to login into gnome again then all works agin. But it always fails on the first login and gnome sessions

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OpenSUSE Install :: Install Suse On My PC - Boot From CD-rom Does Not Work

May 23, 2010

I have just downloaded a mirror copy of SUse 11.2 and formatted my hard drive, so i can install the linux OP. But it seems like that it is not readable or better to say the boot from CD-rom does not work! Am i on the right track here? How do i go by installing a Linux on a fresh hard drive?

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Debian :: Can't Install New Kernel For Some Reason

Aug 20, 2011

i was compiling and installing the new linux kernel for my debian box, i ran the commands

# make oldconfig
# make clean
# make DEB_PKGVERSION=custom.3.0 deb-pkg
# cd ..
# dpkg -i *.deb

i tried to install the new kernel which was made into debian packages ready to be installed and after i ran that last command this is what came up

dpkg: error processing linux-firmware-image_custom.3.0_amd64.deb (--install):
package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)
dpkg: error processing linux-headers-3.0.3_custom.3.0_amd64.deb (--install):
package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)


where do i make this work, my architecture is an amd64 but for some reason it's only going to install this kernel on a i386 system.

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Jun 22, 2011

I'm trying to install Debian 6 on a dell c510, but it won't install Grub for some reason. Since that is necessary to boot Linux, what do you suggest as an alternative?

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Mar 19, 2011

So I tried to install nvidia drivers, now for some reason when Im at the command line, ctrl alt f1, and I try to get back to the desktop by the typing in "startx" nothing happens, why is this?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installed OpenSUSE On Pen Drive Persistence Doesn't Work?

Jun 10, 2010

I successfully installed OpenSUSE on a 4gb pen drive using the instructions contained within this portal. However, for the life of me I can't figure out why the persistent feature doesn't work.

Here's my partition table map:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


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OpenSUSE Install :: Good / Easy Way To Clone Opensuse 11.2 That Will Work?

Feb 17, 2010

I installed opensuse 11.2 64-bit edition. I installed all of the software I wanted.I now want to clone the installation to 6 other workstations that are 100% identical to the first.I used clonezilla to create the image, but all of the new workstations will not boot. This is due to the fact of the fstab being 100% cloned and other boot volume problems.Does anyone know of a good, easy way to clone opensuse 11.2 that will work?

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Get Java To Work

Feb 5, 2010

I am brand new to Linux and am unable to get my Java to work. It apparently is installed but is not working properly. My OS is Linux i686, system is openSUSE 11.2 (i586), and KDE is 4.3.1 (KDE 4.3.1) "release 6". I use Firefox 3.5.7.

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OpenSUSE Install :: USB Doesn't Work At All Once

Mar 30, 2010

As stated, NO USB functions, not at all, the light on the mouse is on, but it does not move on screen, the PS2 keyboard does not function either. Nothing that would allow you to install it, works at all. I am absolutely shocked not one single person on here has mentioned this.

The last time I tried OpenSuse was version 10, it installed without issue, I noted the installer as the nicest one in the Linux world I had seen to date, only to be utterly let down by this USB fumble.I have Legacy USB support, Legacy Keyboard and Legacy Mouse USB support on, that isn't the issue, and this didn't happen with 10 on the same system.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Why Does Upgrade From 11.2 Not Work

Jul 16, 2010

I have two disks, one with 11.2 installed, the other has 11.3 RC2.The upgrade process worked perfectly with 11.3 RC2.With 11.2 upgrade, after the first reboot, I get nothing but a text screen (TTY1). Failsafe mode gives me a black screen. What's the difference? Both disks in the same computer.

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Aug 18, 2010

I have OpenSuse 11.0 installed inside VirtualBox. I try to upgrade to 11.1 in order to get the latest version of some software (gnuplot,GIMP). When I add the 11.1 update repository Index of /update/11.1 in Yast I get the following error:

linux-tspw:/home/victor # zypper refresh
Downloading repository 'Main Repository (NON-OSS)' metadata [done]
Building repository 'Main Repository (NON-OSS)' cache [done]
Downloading repository 'Main Repository (OSS)' metadata [done]


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OpenSUSE Hardware :: DVD Drive Will Not Work After Install Of 11.3

Feb 11, 2011

I think I broke something. I have been playing with SUSE 11.3 for 2 days now getting it ready for me to work on. Now that I want to put some pictures on, I notice my DVD/CD is not working at all. I can seethe icon in Nautilus but when I click on it nothing happens. I ran the hardware info from Yast and this is what came up.

55: SCSI 100.0: 10602 CD-ROM (DVD)
[Created at block.249]
Unique ID: KD9E.dkrhozW_Ty1
Parent ID: vuMS.iyIwgooRAo4
SysFS ID: /class/block/sr0
SysFS BusID: 1:0:0:0
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0e.0/host1/target1:0:0/1:0:0:0
Hardware Class: cdrom .....

I cant seem or know how to mount it if need be. I opened the System Services and saw this. Start the autofs daemon for automatic mounting of filesystems. This is set to off. should it be on? I'm thinking it is just for HDs though. I have no clue. I was doing the live cd thing for a while and it worked great. Then I thought.. hey do a full install with dual boot and learn this linux stuff.

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Oct 29, 2009

I have an older Dell Inspiron 7500 laptop w/

Intel Pentium III
512 MB RAM
3.8 gig memory free

Will opensuse 11.2 gnome work on this computer? I don't need to use compiz or fancy stuff.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Yast2 Does Not Work After Some Time Using VNC

Dec 5, 2009

I have problems with running Yast2 under Gnome when I connect via VNC to the computer. The first 20-30 times it worked, but then it simply stopped to work. When switching to another VNC-Server (instead of :1 to :2) it works again for approx. 20-30 times. The behaviour is very much similar to the one described here:

Yast2 startet nicht unter VNC (SUSE 11.1/Gnome)

I use OpenSUSE 11.2 with german language set. The VNC server I use the one that is installed "by default".

When I try to run Yast2 from a terminal under Gnome as normal user I get the following output:

./yast2: Zeile 30: ./lib/YaST2/bin/yast2-funcs: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
./yast2: Zeile 267: set_lang_from_sysconfig: Kommando nicht gefunden.
./yast2: Zeile 192: check_qt: Kommando nicht gefunden.
Qt GUI wanted but not found, failing back to ncurses.


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OpenSUSE Install :: LiveCD Can't Login / Get It To Work?

Jun 20, 2010

I've decided to try openSUSE again, but I'm having trouble with the LiveCD. I've tried both "linux" and "root" which has been mentioned in many places but neither works.

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Jul 17, 2010

I installed openSUSE 11.3 on my notebook (lenovo 510i, Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000).When I connect to my home wlan with WPA2 there is no problem, but when I try to connect to an open WLAN without encryption, the essid is not set (seen with iwconfig wlan0). If I set it after rcnetwork start wlan0 with iwconfig wlan0 essid the_open_sid, it associates and dhcp is working fine.

Here are the messages that are produced during rcnetwork start wlan0:

Jul 16 13:51:48 job2 ifplugd(eth0)[4740]: ifplugd 0.28 initializing.
Jul 16 13:51:48 job2 kernel: [ 5819.161280] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 30 for MSI/MSI-X
Jul 16 13:51:48 job2 ifup: eth0 device: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 06)

Is there a log with the wireless card setup commands that are used?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Login Password Does Not Work?

Aug 4, 2010

I had automatic login on. I went to turn it off. Restarted my computer and now my password for logging in does not work. I don't know how this can be, if I had just entered the password to disable auto-login. Now i am locked out of my system.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Switch From Gdm To Kdm Dosen't Work On 11.3?

Sep 1, 2010

after using Gnome on my 11.3 system I wanted to go back to KDE4. So I installed the patterns and now I can choose it from gdm and it works fine. But if I also try to use kdm, nothing works. I see the kdm login screen without any users. Autologin isn't set in system settings. Any idea how to reset all the kdm settings to default? KDM Screenshot (oxygen theme):

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Sep 13, 2010

ive tryed to restart my server,but it didnt come back,i can access the server only with the rescueconsole from my hoster,before i restart the server i saw that i cant access the yast2, thats are the last entries at the time where i want to start yast2 from y2log

2010-09-13 10:44:11 <3> G041(23864) [liby2] got signal 11 at YCP file :0


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Jan 5, 2011

i'm using opensuse 11.3... sometimes i listen to a music from videos.. but, when i switch to another console (ctrl+alt+f1-5), music stops.. why? what will happen with other applications (database, etc) that work in a background?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Wireless 3945ABG Won`t Work

Feb 19, 2011

Now i`m connected with a lan cable, if i plug it off, the wifi comes up saying "connected" (on the computer status on the bottom left). But nothing is connected... (the wifi switch is on).

i really like Opensuse and hate windows, i`ve been using it for years and now i can`t stand it anymore ! i wanna get familiar with this os but cant do s**t without wifi! everything works fine except from the wifi!!

the ip address is - DHCP
module name - iwl3945
device name - wlan0
operating mode - managed
change hostname vis dhcp in ticked
same for the one below

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