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Old 08-26-2003, 03:40 AM   #1
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From where can I download an iso image of suse 8.2??


I want to download the latest suse linux.(i guess that is 8.2).my question is,from where can i download the iso image of the full version.(I want to burn this to a CD and install from it).also,i use athlon xp 2000+,and most of my friends use pentium 3 or 4.so should i go for i386 architecture or higher??
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:46 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxiso.org/

for a lot of linux distros!
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:47 AM   #3
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The best I could come up with is a Link where you can buy the ISO's.
They are only $9.

http://www.freelinuxcdrom.com/produc...e8f9eddc094792

Or you can pick another Distro, That does have Downloadable ISO's.

Edit: D'oh! (see above) or Not when you read the description.

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Old 08-26-2003, 03:52 AM   #4
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thank you.

I did some google and saw a free download of suse here.

my doubt is,here they say that there are 7 CDs to be downloaded.is all of these necessary??
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:56 AM   #5
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Well I do know the a full Debian Woody ISO set is 7 CD's, and thats just over 8500 Packages.

Currently Debian SID stands about 11000.

So 7 CD's does not sound unreasonable.

But with both when you get the internet working most things are updated and replaced over the internet.

I installed only 1 CD for Debian and did the rest over FTP. So I only got what I needed.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 04:52 AM   #6
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I think suse does not provide a download iso image option.the link i had provided above says that the ftp server is busy.so,i am asking another question.which is a better distro??(other than mandrake and redhat).also,my mother board is an asus one and is quite new.I doubt it will be tough to find a distro which is compatible with my system confi.so,which is a good linux distro which is easily configurable ?
my system's confi
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athlon xp 2000+
asus a7n266vm(with integrated geforce 2 mx and nforce audio card)
LG studioworks 700S
256 mb ddr hynix ram
40 gb puma hard disk
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Old 08-26-2003, 05:30 AM   #7
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I'd Try Debian (I'm Biased) Its the most configurable of all the Distro's.

You can just get the First CD ISO and download all the stuff you need later.

Most distro's support all the same Hardware, as it is the same OS.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:06 AM   #8
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thanks.I will try debian
 
Old 08-26-2003, 01:03 PM   #9
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You can download kmLinux. kmLinux is a German Linux distribution based on SuSE Linux. Schools and other educational establishments are its main target audience. The latest version is based on SuSE Linux 8.2 and it is the first time that the distribution comes on two CDs. 3GB of hard disk space is required for installation. Some of the more interesting packages include Linux Kernel 2.4.20, KDE 3.1.3, OpenOffice 1.0.3, Mozilla 1.4, Scribus 1.0.1, QCad 1.5.4, Wine 20030709, Kdevelop, Lazarus, Eric and hBasic. Download kmLinux-4.0-Cd1.iso and kmLinux-4.0-CD2.iso
 
Old 08-26-2003, 04:37 PM   #10
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Hi Arun

A couple more ideas besides the above:

Slack 9
Slack 9 live (just to try out)
Vector 3.2
JAMD

You'll probably find others of interest at Distrowatch :

Click here to go to Distrowatch

Personally I'd try a few - and see what you prefer.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 12:52 AM   #11
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i have droped the debian option.cos it doesnt support rpm packages and i am quite a newbie.i am really interested abt kMLinux and slack.thank you very much for the advices.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 10:41 AM   #12
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rpm Packages are probably the worst of all package choices.
Debian uses debs which is probably the easiest package management their is.

Its got to the point that people on rpm systems have ported apt and synaptic from debian to rpm distros to support them.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 06:02 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by arunshivanandan
i i am quite a newbie.i am really interested abt kMLinux and slack..
think very long and hard about slack9, it's a great distro, but not the most newbie friendly.

Don't mind me butting in....might as well make my first post something worthwhile........
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:34 PM   #14
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asus a7n266vm(with integrated geforce 2 mx and nforce audio card)
I believe that kernel version 2.4.21 is the only one with full support for the nForce2 chipset and I don't think there's any major distro currently shipping with that version of the kernel. I'm sure you will be able to get things working with an older version of kernel, you just won't get all the speed and performance of the nForce2 chipset.

Of course, you can always update your kernel, but that may be a daunting task for a n00b.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 03:22 AM   #15
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thanks for the tip.actually i had many problems with my mobo and linux.but after using redhat 9,there are not much problems......
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i (along with my friends)have recompiled the kernal a couple of times already.i think that is really interesting stuff.i will try updating the kernel as soon as i can lay my hands on my linux box.
 
  


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