Originally Posted by blavo
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