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Old 10-03-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
blavo
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Suse 11 install DVD, getting started


I have a copy of the Suse 11 install DVD and I took a look at the contents of the DVD and I found a Windows executable file.

How do I go about installing the OS? I tried double clicking the .exe file and canceled the process because I have no idea what will happen.

In the past when I installed Linux distro's, I always downloaded the iso images, burned an iso CD and the CD's were bootable.

I'm trying to create a VMware partition and of course it doesn't recognize the CD.

How and I supposed to proceed? Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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If the DVD is really a opensuse install DVD
Set in the Bios Setting first boot device DVD Rom
And the system boot up from the DVD
The DVD should be indeed a iso image file
Before installing defrag the WIndows partition and it is always a good idea to make a copy
of you're data.
Do you have the CD from windows just in case something goes wrong ?

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Old 10-03-2008, 09:20 AM   #3
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I'll go back an look at the seetings, but there wasn't an issue with my Suse 10 CD install with Vmware.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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I have a copy of the Suse 11 install DVD and I took a look at the contents of the DVD and I found a Windows executable file.

How do I go about installing the OS? I tried double clicking the .exe file and canceled the process because I have no idea what will happen.

In the past when I installed Linux distro's, I always downloaded the iso images, burned an iso CD and the CD's were bootable.

I'm trying to create a VMware partition and of course it doesn't recognize the CD.

How and I supposed to proceed? Any help is greatly appreciated.
1/ I dont know of any linux distro you can install just by clicking a *.exe file, in some cases may be windows, but that is just during upgrades I think.

2/ Please give more info on what you are trying to do, are you trying to install a fresh copy of suse on a different hard drive/ partition?

3/ You mentioned VMware which in this case the step 2 does not apply. U must create a new virtual machine specifying that u'll install suse onto it, if your dvd is properly burned, then all you need is stick it in the drive, launch VMware, and click on the newly created Virtual machine, from here on, the process is fairly self describing.

I hope this helps
 
Old 10-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
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I'm all set, thank you for the suggestions

I am using the latest VMware and it has a new interface for installing the guest OS.

I kept clicking the option that prompted for installing the guest OS at a later time.

Using that option, I launched the VM and placed the DVD in drive. For some reason it defaults to network boot.

I deleted the old VM and created a new one with the DVD in the drive while creating it. In the process it detected the DVD and it installed just fine.

Again thanks for the help.
 
Old 10-04-2008, 06:49 AM   #6
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I am using the latest VMware and it has a new interface for installing the guest OS.

I kept clicking the option that prompted for installing the guest OS at a later time.

Using that option, I launched the VM and placed the DVD in drive. For some reason it defaults to network boot.

I deleted the old VM and created a new one with the DVD in the drive while creating it. In the process it detected the DVD and it installed just fine.

Again thanks for the help.
Enjoy...
 
  


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