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Old 11-23-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
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Question SuSe install problem - no s/w!


Hello World!

well... just got around to slipping the ISo I made for a SuSe install into my spare rig (see sig) and last night I almost thought I had made my old rig dual boot - all looked good to go onto my recently acquired spare HD... then at the screen where you confirm installation there was one item with Red halting progress - it said there was no system software and queried if there could be a media read error. Have I missed something? Is the one ISO CD enough for a complete install? Or are there some other files I need to get into a directory or onto another CD for the install?

The only prior experience I have outside the M$ and IBM worlds is Knoppix - which as you know boots and runs direct from CD anyway....

grateful for any help - thanks!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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1 CD is not enough for full install, u should get a base install with X and KDE/Gnome tho'.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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OK - now I understand KDE and Gnome are GUIs - thought it was just KDE with SuSe?

But as for X... there you lost me, is that a distro that will install from one CD?

And if I do not have the full install ISOs I shall go back to seek more, but is there a definitive guide on which, because although i tried looking I get a bit confused here - it looked like the single ISO was a sort of barebones install sampler to me.... obviously I was wrong - shall go explore an i386 dir and see what I find...

thanks again
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:43 AM   #4
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well from an M$ user point of view linux would be the eqivelent of dos(although 1000 000 x more powerfull!!!) X(XFree86/X.org) is the actual gui/visual part for linux and KDE/Gnome would the desktop/window manager(actually a window manager is a seperate part on it's own, but to avoid more confusion for now just think of them as the same thing).
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:50 AM   #5
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One more thing! if u choose custom setup on the first cd u should choose Base linux install, Xserver(X for short) and KDE or GNome(I prefer KDE 'cos it looks better but Gnome is little less resource demanding).

the only prob w/ min install you won't have GCC(source compiler) installed so you won't be able to compile any more apps.

i think the best thing to do would be either find the 2nd and 3rd CD's for SUSE or get Disk 1 and 2 of Slackware.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 08:02 PM   #6
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Holy thread resurrection! Naah, seriously went away for the rest of week and been working - but yesterday I did download the 2GB DVD ISO..... after that as "luck" would have it Windoze decided to loose the DVD drive and it took me about five hours to coax it back..... then burn the DVD....

BUT I am typing this in Firefox on my newly installed SuSE boot drive!

My next thrill will be the reboot to make sure I am dual booting (Oh and also to check the DVD drive has not wandered again!)

Didn't want to post a new thread just to let you all know I am making my first baby Linux steps.... going to see if I can find the network too now.... I'll be back as and when I have time/hit problems.....

adios amigos
 
  


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