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I am having trouble installing SUSE Linux 10.0 on my 64 bit computer. When I boot from the DVD it comes up with a notice saying I am about to install a 32 bit software on a 64.After that I click on installation and it froze. Any suggestions on what to do next? Thanks in advance.
Distribution: Debian E, Vectorlinux 5.1std, Arch, Gentoo 2006.0
Your problem is well known, and there are several workarounds/temporary solution if you google it.
BUT it's not recommended to install 32 bit on a 64 bit system. Go ahead and download the 64 bit edition. I suggest you get the 10 eval edition which is in no way crippled or anything. It only lacks some licensed softwaretitles, which I never missed
I would suggest you wait a few weeks. We are just about to get SuSE 10.1 which is much more impressive than 10.0. But antiloaded is right, eithe rway you need the 64bit version, it has full 32bit backwards compatibility should you need to use any 32bit software.
Linux MUST have a compilier. It is most often gcc, which compiles C, C++ and others, which is what most programs in linux are compiled from. In terms of coding directly in the prompt... yes and no. You can use an editor like nano which can be used directly in the terminal, or emacs(or xemacs)/kate/kwrite or many other editors which are done in gui. Then you merely compile the file in command line with "gcc -options filname". I did all my programming in college in linux in C, C++, Java(with BlueJ), APL, and about a dozen other languages. Linux is FAR better for this than Windows, but i fyou are going from Win... it will take getting used to.
If your'e learning C and C++ to write programs for Linux, get to know the system first. Check out slackware if you got te guts, or if you are really determined to learn how to do C fast,try Gentoo. Gentoo is a source-centric distro, where every single program is compiled on you box. You can learn a lot about Linux from it... and gcc (the c, java, etc compiler) comes with right about any distro out there. I've never heard of a one without gcc.