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Frustrated_User 12-18-2004 06:35 AM

Instal from rpms
 
Please help!!! I am a complete newbie to linux. I tried downloading iso files from various mirrors and they were all corrupt. Now I am attempting to download all the rpms for SuSE 9.1 professional. However the download is now at over 1.8GB. Will I be able to install on to another hard disk from this. Or does it have to be an iso image. I intend to inatall it on a 40 gig slave.

junme 12-18-2004 07:08 AM

No man you need an iso which is a cd file
may I sugest you get a distro either from a linux magazine or there ar a number of people who do this for a few pounds ie cheeplinux.com fastdiscs.com
good luck

Frustrated_User 12-18-2004 07:19 AM

Oh! what a numpty I thought rpms could do the install. Can the pro version only be downloaded for DVD, or can it be downloaded for CD-ROM?

junme 12-18-2004 07:59 AM

keep it simple sweetheart
lets get u up and runing
what do you mean they were currupt?
do you know how to burn an iso?

ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.sus...rsonal-x86.iso

Frustrated_User 12-18-2004 08:23 AM

I used 2 different burning programs. Nero & Cheetah. I had Mandrake but it had all sorts of probs configuring hardware. I was told if I download the personal edition of suse 9.1, I can do an ftp install of 9.1 pro. But I don't see how that can be done because, as I was also informed, the persnal version doesn't come with any support for modem or a dsl connection.

junme 12-18-2004 08:41 AM

was that yes or no

PS you may get more help placing your post in the suse forum on this site


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