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Old 10-03-2003, 01:01 AM   #16
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Thanks alot guys, you guys have been alot of help. I will download the file. I tought they were 3 files?
Since I'm going just use SuSE don't have to worry about partitioning my harddrive.

thanks alot guys.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 04:54 AM   #17
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Since you are downloadong the Live cd, you won't need to worry about partitioning at all. Live cds are distros which run entirely from cd - they are useful as either Linux test cds (you can run it and if you don't like it you can just reboot and nothing is lost or changed), you can use them as recovery disks if your hd won't boot at all or you can use them as rescue disks.

Basically, create it, run it and if you like SUSE you can then get the installable version. 2 other versions of Live cds (that I have used) are Knoppix and Slackware Live
 
Old 10-03-2003, 10:42 PM   #18
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Knoppix is pretty good. I hate the fact you can't write to the hard disk though. I guess that's a security concern though.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 12:53 AM   #19
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I tried to download the but it was to slow so I looked around and I found ou that I could download way faster than on the link that was above. It was going to take me 16 hours!!!! and I got a raw speed of 986 kbits/sec. On this link it's going to take me about two hours!! I suggest to the guys who don't want to wait 16 hours try out this link ftp://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/ftp.sus...live-eval-8.2/

Than all of you guys for the help.
When I see if my laptop will be able to work with SuSE I will need help on downloading the SuSE Software.

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Old 10-04-2003, 10:36 AM   #20
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I downloaded the ISO file and I burn it using Nero5. The problem now is that when I load the CD in my CD-ROM I get a message that says G:\SuSE-8.2-LiveEval-i386int-RC2.iso is not a valid Win32 application. Do you think this happening because I didn't burn it right. I know I shouldn't of burn as a Data File but as Disk Image, might this be problem? I also have another question the CD-R that I'm using is Memorez Music CD-R does this have to do with any of my problems because it's Music not Data?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 12:35 PM   #21
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You have to boot from that cd. The thing is, you did it wrong.

The iso file is a file from which you create a cd - you need to open Nero and tell it to create a cd from a cd image, then point it at the .iso file you downloaded. (You may want to burn at a slower speed than normal to be sure to get a good cd).

Then you boot from this new cd.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:27 PM   #22
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I got the ISO and it did boot and SuSE was running it was checking memory but then towards the end it said that SuSE was not configured, and said that I should of reboot so I did but then it said there was an error. I'm going to try again to see what happens.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 09:28 PM   #23
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Try to download and burn the CD again. ...or just burn it again. Sometimes you get a bad download or a bad burn and it will do that. ...of course with a bad download, your next CD is going to be bad.

tip: feel free to use a spare CD-RW in place of a CD-R. I do it all the time with X CD-Roast. When you're done with it, just blank the disk and burn it again.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:02 AM   #24
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Hey guys I survived I have installed Red Hat Linux 9. At first I was scared becuase my mouse didn't work so I rebooted and now everything is great!!!!!!!! I love Linux. The Only problem is that I forgot my root paswword. Doe s anyone no how to recover it, besides having to reinstalled Linux
 
Old 10-06-2003, 09:34 PM   #25
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That's good to know except for the Root issue. As far as I know, there is no way to get it back except to crack into your own system. ...but I bet there is a way to get your root user back.
 
  


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