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I was wanting to try out SUSE 9.0 and I was trying to download it from the ftp mirrors, but was unsure of what I needed. I found the 9.0 folder and the current folder, but did not see the iso's right off hand. I saw i586 and i686 and many other folders. Do i just copy the whole 9.0 folder with all the subfolders or is there just a particular iso i should be searching for in the mass of folders....
What's the best way to download the iso's for SUSE so I can download them and put them onto a cd...
There are no iso's. Which it states several times in suse mirrors in the files that you should have read. Now go back to suse.com. Go back into the mirror you want to use, and this time read the readme's, help files, and any documents they have posted for your attention.
You might also try the appropriately named "INSTALLATION GUIDELINES" Which appear right after the words "If you wish to install by FTP please read..."
OK, i will go back and read it again, but I found this which led me to believe I was looking for ISO's. I just came on here for help to make sure I did it right. This is what was posted in the "installation guidelines" like you stated above... so i was looking for some ISO's...
from the installation guidelines @ suse:
o booting from CD
Download the iso image boot/boot.iso and burn a CD with it.
I found the boot.iso file like it says in the "installation guidelines", but what I am trying to make sure is that the only file I need, or do i need to get some of the other containing folders to make sure i have the complete version?
Since Linux Suse does not install entirely from CD, you need to have the entire installation directory (i386 folder plus contents) available to you either on your hard drive, on a network drive, or via ftp. The ISO boot CD will allow you to install a small working version which then completes the installation by referring to the balance of the install files.
I tried installing Suse - made several attempts at booting with the ISO CD, but I had problems getting passed the installer. The MD5Sums confirmed my files were not corrupt, but the installer could not install the initial states of the OS. Talking to other people, it seems Suse has lots of hardware detection issues. It was probably just me - so I installed Red Hat instead. Red Hat installs entirely from ISO images available from the Red Hat ftp site - and it installed flawlessly.
Well, I've had 8 computers and Suse has never missed a hardware detection yet. Not even when I presented it with an 8 in 1 multimedia card reader slot built into the case. So I don't believe that suse would have any issues.
I do however find plenty of posts about redhat. And, have had in the past 3 of those computers that redhat was unable to install upon because it would not recognize video.. or sound, or some other major component...
Yea, I had troubles with Red Hat as well. I then chose Debian which I like a lot, but I was just wanting to experiment with SUSE a little bit. Basically I want to do a clean install of SUSE, so should i just do the ISO and put the basic version on it and then upgrade or what's the best way to go with a clean hard drive with suse