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Old 03-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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Cool openSUSE: So...many...ISOs...


I am a user of Ubuntu, but I am not very successful with wireless configuration. Besides, I felt like it was time for a change, so I want to try out SUSE. Specifically, openSUSE. Please bear in mind that I have no prior experience with Linux besides Ubuntu, and that too only with the ShipIt system, so I do not know about burning CDs.

Basically, I am posting from Windows right now. On the linked-to above page, I see links to five (five!) different ISOs. This could take a very long time to download. Before I use up 4 gigabytes of my computer space with ISO files, I want to chalk out a plan on burning the ISOs.

Since I have a wireless internet connection with a USB adapter, network installation is out of the question. Unless SUSE is extremely good at detecting wireless USB things.

In summary:
  1. How many CDs do I need to burn?
  2. How many of the ISO files do I need?
  3. Is SUSE simpler to install than Ubuntu?

Any help is greatly appreciated. I am not entirely a newbie, but I am not experienced either.
 
Old 03-03-2006, 07:17 PM   #2
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I've never used SUSE, but I hear good things about it's detection adn configuration of hardware...

You might not need all 5 CDs...

What'd Debian up to now 12?...LOL

I run Debian, but so far have only used CDs 1 and 3 to install software I want onboard...

And I did the system install with only CDs 1-3...

Again, that's Debian, and I assume SUSE may be the same?

If space is an issue, download one, buen one, down load two, burn two, etc...
 
Old 03-03-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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Suse is very simple to install, all installation going on in graphical mode. It also has excellent hardware detection but I don't know if in your case you can have your internet connection running during installation so that you can perform a network installation.
I think that you will need all the 5 CDs but burning them should not be a problem. All burning applications for Windows do burn ISOs easily. On Nero burning ROM for example there is an option for burning ISO images but I cannot give you more details since I don't have Windows. An option could be to buy a copy from the internet or find a magazine that has the CDs or the DVD.
 
Old 03-03-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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I know how to burn the ISOs, I just don't know which ones to burn. I was successful with Gentoo installation, but post-installation I had no idea what I was doing. After that was Ubuntu, and ndiswrapper mania. Although ndiswrapper was very helpful, I don't want to resort to it. If openSUSE can detect a Linksys WUSB54G adapter, or provides configuration during installation, that would be extremely helpful.

How do you guys burn ISOs when you are trying out a new Linux version? Do you download them, burn them, then delete them? Or is there a more efficient way of doing this?

Also, is it more efficient to use "torrents"? I have successfully downloaded via the regular interfaces provided by Mozilla Firefox, but services like BitTorrent are not my area of expertise.
 
Old 03-03-2006, 07:46 PM   #5
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You need to burn all 5 ISOs of the version of OpenSuSE you choose. You will need them all during installation. If you mean which version, there are the SuSE Linux 10.0 OSS, SuSE Linux 10.1 OSS and the SuSE Linux Evaluation 10.0. All of these consist of a set of 5 CDs that you will need for installation. 10.1 is still a beta so I wouldn't recommend it, 10.0 OSS has only open source software while Evaluation has some more and some less. It doesn't really matter that much because you can add the software you need afterwards so could opt for the 10.0 OSS.
If you have a fast internet connection you could just download the small iso image for network installation and see if you can setup your internet connection.
Download and burn would be the way to do it, if you don't have much space available you could just delete the iso afterwards from your hard drive and download the other one. Bittorrent might be faster than downloading from a server, but only if you have a really fast internet connection. Just click on the links for the ISOs and download them with your download manager, it will be easier than messing with bittorrent. You'll have a lot of time figuring out how BitTorrent works later on..
 
Old 03-03-2006, 07:57 PM   #6
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I'm going to try this with BitTorrent. I downloaded BitTorrent and I'm downloading as I'm typing this. If I encounter any problems I will ask.

Thank you for the help so far!
 
  


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