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SuSE Linux 7.2 in VirtualBox

Posted 01-19-2020 at 10:09 PM by wagscat123
Updated 01-19-2020 at 11:04 PM by wagscat123

SuSE Linux 7.2 was released June 15, 2001, a few months after the debut of Mac OS X 10.0.

KDE 1 was dropped by default in this release, although by this point KDE 2 was stable enough for day to day use. GNOME was upgraded to version 1.4, which notably includes a switch to the Nautilus file manager, which remains part of GNOME today under the name Files. It is apparent however that even by this point, GNOME favors simplicity over eye candy and customization options when compared to KDE. Netscape was tested, and did not appear to have significant visible changes from its predecessor in SuSE Linux 7.0. The same version of StarOffice was included as in the previous release of SuSE Linux. During this time period, the younger Linux kernel occasionally saw major disruptive releases like 2.4.0, and this was the first SuSE Linux version to use the Linux kernel 2.4.x series.

To get the best graphics possible in 7.2, I had to boot from the SuSE Linux 8.0 net install CD, abort any attempt to install SuSE Linux 8.0, then go to start Installation/System, select Boot Installed System, and choose my root partition. Mine is "/dev/hda3". I made sure to run SaX2 again to get the graphics running properly. As well, I set the default runlevel to 3, so that I could log in as root and run "kdm" since I could not figure out how to change the default display manager from xdm to kdm. After setting the OS to Linux kernel 2.4 in the VirtualBox New VM wizard, there were little hiccups with set up and installation beyond graphics setup.

Back one, SuSE Linux 7.1:
Next up, SuSE Linux 7.3:
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