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View Poll Results: Which best describes your Suse install
Worked shortly then monitor went blank 10 5.78%
Couldn't do anything 2 1.16%
Install just Hangs 8 4.62%
Very bad hardware detection/compatability 8 4.62%
Went smoothly, no problems 137 79.19%
Bootloader screwed up my system 8 4.62%
Mid install crash 5 2.89%
Forget it, I'm done with SuSE 8 4.62%
Text base install worked 4 2.31%
Partitioning tool SUCKS!!! 13 7.51%
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:11 PM   #31
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Distribution: SuSE 10.0/10.1;SLED10
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I sent you a LQ email with link and instructions
Old 10-17-2006, 07:30 AM   #32
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The partitioner is useless!!! especially if you want / to be bigger than /home!!!
in the end i partitioned with CFDISK from a slackware disk then swore at the suse partitioner untill it set the mount points like i wanted...

the rest of teh install went smoothly (if a bit slow!) (like 6 hours!!!) untill it tryed to auto detect printers. this caused a total system hang.... punched the reset button and it worked anyway without that step....

trying to auto detect printers in yast fails too, but at least it lets you skip that step... the installer really should too!
Old 10-17-2006, 07:43 AM   #33
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Houston
Distribution: Windows Vista/ XP/ Mepis
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I've had no problems with Suse 10.0 and am reluctant to upgrade to 10.1. especially the Open Source version. I've heard that it still has some bugs. Hardware detection was good, DSL was easy through Yast. Found the solution for
my Epson CX4800 all-in-one. I have an HP 305 with an upgrade to a 80G hard drive. I dual boot with Windows XP. It's been one of my favorite flavors so far.
Old 10-17-2006, 06:00 PM   #34
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Distribution: SuSE; Fedora;Slackware
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I have installed SUSE from 6.x onwards, and have had no problems, except for one thing: it was always a bit of a headache getting sound to work. With other distro's (Slack, Vector, Zenwalk, Fedora - all of these on the same hardware) no problems in that department.
Old 10-17-2006, 08:17 PM   #35
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SuSe 10.1

SuSe 10.1 has been remastered as of Oct 15 at the following link:

This includes all fixes and flaws have been corrected. It also includes some files that were mssing from the original issue. You can also use this to update your current version of 10.1. There is also the full 64 bit DVD or cd's if anyone is interested. The broken Yast and YUM are fully working now - so enjoy.
Old 10-18-2006, 01:48 AM   #36
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Burley, WA
Distribution: Sabayon, Debian
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Except the DVD re-master was fubarred and won't be ready until the end of the week.
Old 10-18-2006, 03:41 AM   #37
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Mexico, Sweden
Distribution: openSUSE 42.1, Microware OS-9
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1st. computer - SUSE 9.1 - simple and easy installation
2nd. computer - SUSE 9.3 - simple and easy installation
3rd. computer - SUSE 9.3 - wouldn't install
------------------ SUSE 10.0 - wouldn't install
------------------ SUSE 10.1 - wouldn't install
------------------ SUSE 10.2 Alpha1 - non graphic installation was simple but since it is an Alpha other problems keep intruding, mainly additional application incompatibilities.

In my opinion 9.3 is the most stable and reliable version I have used. I don't like fiddling with software. That's why I think SUSE suits me best over Slackware, Mandrake, Fedora, Ubuntu, and several insignificant others.
Old 10-18-2006, 11:45 AM   #38
Registered: Sep 2006
Distribution: Gentoo, SuSE 10
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=== short version ===

hung twice before getting to any user input areas

third time it worked

=== long version ===

hung once before UI prompt
next time died while shrinking ntfs partition. my fault - hadn't defragged the part. in about 5 months
worked like a charm after that. no problems whatsoever.

AMD Athlon64 3000+
512 MB RAM
72 GB Western Digital Raptor HDD SATA150
Plextor DVD Drive
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 512MB AGP8x Graphics Card
Old 10-18-2006, 08:58 PM   #39
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Furbarred Remastered Reply

Funny I downloaded and install both the remastered 32 and 64 bit DVD's yesterday for 10.1. Besides I get emails w/links from Andreas when programs are released or in Beta since I am a tester for SuSe/Novell. I check the releases and if they are valid for user download I try to post the links on the different SuSe forums providing I have the time. Only reason I am replying to this post is that I received a alert that someone posted to my 2005 post about SuSe 9.3, Lol.
Old 10-18-2006, 11:06 PM   #40
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I have installed
suse 6.?
suse 9.2
suse 9.3
suse 10.0
suse 10.1

and never had a problem, the installations were on different machines and different specs that include

Amd Athlon ?? (i don't recall the exact specs)
256MB ram
ATI graphics

Athlon 2000+
1GB Ram 40GB HD,
ATI mobility U1

Pentium D 950
2GB ram
160 GB HD

Definitely, suse has been the easiest linux to install for me.
Old 10-19-2006, 05:54 AM   #41
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: SuSE 10.0 - 11.4
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I've installed every SuSE from 8.0 thru 10.1.

Only issues have ever been when upgrading major releases, however, new installs always worked except on one Toshiba laptop which had the 'Toshiba keyboard error'. However, even that was fine on 10.1.
Old 10-19-2006, 01:05 PM   #42
Registered: Jun 2006
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How does anyone download the new 10.1? I have been trying for two days now, on a fast broadband connection. It says that it will take over 100 hours for one CD! Is there a site that will download faster than that? It would appear that the site is severely overloaded!
Old 10-20-2006, 09:32 AM   #43
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Thumbs up Suse 10.1 install

The install went very well, most every thing worked right off. had to go find a few things for dvd playback, java, etc. but these were minor and I learned a lot in the process. the people on the forums are the greatest. Problems so far are minor compared to those I had with windows, at least i have never lost anything with linux. I have on occasion forgot where I put it, but at least it was still there when I remembered where I sent it. Just wandering has Linux ever "crashed" my system has be up a couple of months. this was unheard of when I had Xp.
Old 10-20-2006, 11:20 AM   #44
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I installed 9.2 as a dual boot with Windows XP and it went very smooth. It created all the partitions and has worked fine for over a year until just recently when it refused to boot the KDE GUI. I am really having a time trying to restore it and am finding out from the posts on this site that it is even more of a problem in the 10.x versions. Otherwise, I have enjoyed using 9.2 and plan to continue along the SUSE path with the goal of replacing all my Windows apps with Linux apps as they become available and as I understand how to set them up.
Old 10-20-2006, 08:38 PM   #45
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Suse 10.2
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Smooth as silk (10.1). It takes AGES to check the packages though, and the partitioning tools blow. If I want to simply resize a partition, I have to mess with the cylinders... I shouldn't have to. I should simply be able to respecify a size

Other than that, flawless. I'm about to install it again



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