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Old 05-14-2002, 02:01 PM   #1
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Question SuSE DVD?


Hello, I am new to Linux (of course, why else would I be here?). I've used Slackware a bit but I am too inexperienced to get X going. I am looking into getting the new version of SuSE Linux.

I looked through suse.com and found that the professional version comes with many more packages than the home version. Many of these packages I expect I would use. So, anyway, I found that the professional version comes with a DVD in addition to many CDs. I don't have a DVD drive and never plan to get one (I simply would never use it).

What is on this DVD? Do I need it? If so, what functionality would I lose by going with the Home version that does not come with the DVD?

Thanks
 
Old 05-14-2002, 02:11 PM   #2
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the dvd holds everything thats on the other seven. if you have a dvd drive it just saves you a bunch of disk swaps during the install
 
Old 05-14-2002, 05:25 PM   #3
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http://www.suse.com/us/products/suse...nal/index.html

http://www.suse.com/us/products/suse...nal/index.html


The two URLs above have the complete lsiting of all the packages in the personal and the professional version of Suse. For most users the personal edition should be good enough.
- manas
 
Old 05-15-2002, 04:42 PM   #4
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Originally posted by rshaw
the dvd holds everything thats on the other seven. if you have a dvd drive it just saves you a bunch of disk swaps during the install
Have you done an installation using this DVD? I bought the Pro Ed, which comes with it, and I have a DVD player, but was unable to install from the DVD. I can't find any references to it on the SuSE site. Not sure what I'm doing wrong here, but would like to know, as I'm installing Windows 2000 soon and it won't surprise me a bit if it trashes my currently perfect SuSE install, which took me about 7,000 years to get tweaked the way I like it.
 
Old 05-15-2002, 05:08 PM   #5
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yes, i installed my toshiba laptop with the dvd. it seems that some drive brands have problems with it. you might have to make the boot and modules1 disks, and boot from them, then use the dvd for the rest of the install
 
  


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