Originally Posted by joehortampa
I am absolutely new to Linux; have a HP2133 netbook with SuSE 10.1. I tried to install MPlayer on it, could not find server. Just found out 10.1 is not supported any more by Novell. What direction should I take? Install new SuSE version (no CD-ROM)? Other Linux OS? Keep looking for sources for MPlayer for 10.1?
Thanks for your input!
If you want to install SuSE, you have several options, that is if you CD/DVD-ROM does not work.
1. Install through the network or Internet.
2. Utilize a flash memory with sufficient size, or a Hard Drive with a USB adapter.
You can get some help about using a USB Drive from http://en.opensuse.org/SuSE_install_from_USB_drive
There is also information on installation without a CD/DVD-ROM http://en.opensuse.org/Installation_without_CD
SuSE 10.1 worked real well for me. However, currently most of our computers run SuSE 10.3 or 11.0. I don't know what your specs are for your laptop, but my wife's laptop has a 1.2 GHz processor with 512 MB of RAM, and it runs real well with SuSE 11.0. (Compaq Evo N600c)