not sure on what you're going for here, but i'll take a stab...
rpm = package
iso = disk image
the redhat isos should be packed with rpms... that and a install system gets you setup
you can almost think of an rpm as a windows install file for a program. that's what it accomplishes, execept that rpms (and other package formats) are system specific -- that's why their names are so long and cryptic.
--point is that i would not recommend installing a redhat rpm on a suse system... you should be able to find packages built for suse if that's what you're after... though i haven't run suse (not sure on the compatability), i'm used to different distros handling things slightly differently, and redhat tends to be in their own little world.
umm... that help?
Last edited by secesh; 12-16-2004 at 08:55 PM.