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dkust 08-26-2009 05:53 AM

Is this full blown ver of suse linux??
Just a short question guys, is this full blown versin of suse linux??
I mean if I download this opensuse 11.1 or whichever is the latest version from this web site, this is not live cd/dvd that runs only from cd/dvd but to install on hd and run dual boot with win, correct??

The last ver of suse I was using was ver 7.2 many years ago and would like to go back to linux full time, again.

What do you think which version do I need to download and install??
Is the 11.1 the latest version of suse??

Also, will install on acer aspire 6930 lap.


colucix 08-26-2009 06:00 AM

You can install Opensuse either from the LiveCD or from the DVD. Take a look at the official documentation, here and follow the links suitable to your requirements. 11.1 actually is the last release. According to the OpenSuse roadmap, the new release 11.2 will be available on November, 12.

ronlau9 08-26-2009 06:04 AM

opensuse 11.1 is the latest stable version.
opensuse 11,2 milestone ? is the development version
One of the difference between CD OR DVD is when you download the CD version a lot is also download from the internet during install and after wards
If you use the DVD version you have to download less after wards
The CD version also has a LIVE OPTION

colucix 08-26-2009 06:06 AM

Another clue: if I remember well, the LiveCD lacks the development tools (among other things) like gcc and so on. If you want a full development installation you can either do a network install or boot the installation DVD. In all cases you can install additional things later.

salasi 08-26-2009 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by dkust (Post 3658010)
Is the 11.1 the latest version of suse??

Just to add to ronlau's answer, yes it is currently. The milestone release is part of a process that should be producing better and better refined versions until a release of 11.2 (final) will occur, IIRC in November/December and at that time 11.2 will be the latest release.

The DVD has more room and you get more 'stuff' on the DVD than the CD. You should have a workable, but minimal, desktop out of even the CD version, but I think that you have to choose which GUI version that you get.

In a way, this doesn't matter. If you have a minimal install (or even a pretty big install, but lacking something that you want) you just engage the package manager and it gets pulls you want to add from the 'net.

I've never done a comparison between the time to 'download big DVD image' versus 'download small CD image, plus pull down much 'stuff' from the 'net', but, unless you are installing on several PCs or you have a pretty limited 'net connection, it probably isn't worth worrying about.

dkust 08-26-2009 08:26 AM

so, if my understanding is correct, I can download 11.1 dvd iso version and install as a full suse version.
And I can dual boot with vista (which I don't like anyway).

Great. Would be cool to go back to suse again.

In the past I was using redhat, suse, mandrake, fedora, but suse was my favorite distro.

Probably will install on my second hd.

Thanks for your advice and help guys.

thorkelljarl 08-26-2009 08:42 AM

A quick guide as an introduction...

Yes, the DVD gives you more clarity and choice with an installation.

This guide has the most salient point for a dual-boot with one HDD. Getting things to boot with two HDD is not much different. Note the use of the Vista partitioning tool to shrink the Vista partition. Remember to defragment.

dkust 08-26-2009 05:44 PM

oh well, tried to install but couldn't, something is wrong with dvd image.
I have to try to download another image from somewhere else and try again.

Is it any checksum for dvd iso image to check it out if it's correct image before burning to dvd available??

thorkelljarl 08-26-2009 07:14 PM

The DVD...

You might try downloading the openSUSE 11.1 DVD as a BitTorrent. It may be less sensitive to interruption and corruption than a regular download. The DVD has an item on its installation menu for checking itself.

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