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    Default openSUSE installation help...

    So I just burned the iso of openSUSe 11.4 onto a dvd, and I make it through all of the installation. At the end it reboots the computer and starts in the kernel/command line or whatever you call it. I think it's kernel. Anyway, it asks for my username and password and then it says like "have fun.." () or something and then just has like my directory or whatever waiting for commands. Is there some command to start up the OS? This is probably a pretty noob question, thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

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    Sounds like it's not starting the GUI for some reason. Feel free to try
    running 'startx' once logged in but you may need to figure out why the
    graphical environment isn't coming up (assuming you didn't deselect it
    during installation, which you'd hopefully remember doing and would also
    mention here).

    Good luck.





    On 03/22/2011 10:36 PM, kamenomagic wrote:
    >
    > So I just burned the iso of openSUSe 11.4 onto a dvd, and I make it
    > through all of the installation. At the end it reboots the computer and
    > starts in the kernel/command line or whatever you call it. I think it's
    > kernel. Anyway, it asks for my username and password and then it says
    > like "have fun.." () or something and then just has like my
    > directory or whatever waiting for commands. Is there some command to
    > start up the OS? This is probably a pretty noob question, thanks for the
    > help.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    So yeah when I installed I chose GNOME as my GUI, and i don't remember seeing anything that said no GUI, so I assume I had that correctly. When it boots it has like the little chameleon and stuff but goes to kernel.

    So it says
    "linux-wf4b login:"
    I put my username and password,
    then it says "Last login: Tue Mar 22 09:11:32 MST 2011 on tty1
    Have a lot of fun...
    Jacob@linux-wf4b:~> "
    I typed in startx and it said "no startx installed"
    should i try reinstalling again and look at something in particular?
    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    By the way, this is the site I downloaded the iso from:
    (32 bit, direct link)

    software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.4

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    I think You don't have the X server installed. The easiest way of fixing this would be to reinstall.

    By the way did You run the media check included on the DVD ?

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    On 03/23/2011 07:06 AM, kamenomagic wrote:
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    > By the way, this is the site I downloaded the iso from:
    > (32 bit, direct link)
    >
    > 'software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.4'
    > (http://software.opensuse.org/114/en)



    did you do this: <http://tinyurl.com/2ebcf27> before installing..

    and then if it gave no error, did you then boot from the DVD, or what?

    did you install into a VM or on to bare metal?

    did you see any errors during install? did you install while connected
    to the internet and did you allow the system to update to the latest
    code during the install, and then reboot?

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    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    I'm installing onto just an older laptop. Had XP originally on it. The first two times i didn't do the media check. i have it connected to ethernet-cabled internet. anyway it did have an error when i did those, but i don't remember.

    So it said dvd is broken. Why is that? error reading a sector. So where can I download a good one? or should i just reburn it with the same iso on another dvd?

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    On 03/24/2011 08:36 PM, kamenomagic wrote:
    >
    > it did have an error when i did those,
    > but i don't remember.


    do NOT install from faulty install media: Garbage in, garbage out.
    mark that DVD as bad and use it as a coaster...


    > So it said dvd is broken. Why is that? error reading a sector. So where
    > can I download a good one? or should i just reburn it with the same iso
    > on another dvd?


    first check md5sum of the downloaded iso using the instructions on the
    download page, if the iso fails that test do NOT burn a disk until you
    have a perfect iso...if it fails please find the link on the download
    page pointing to "Download Help"
    <http://en.opensuse.org/SDBownload_help> and follow the instructions
    there..

    and then burn the DVD on high quality blank stock (the least expensive
    you can find at the grocery store is probably not very good) and at
    the slowest speed possible, and follow the other advice available from
    the download page:

    "More information on burning the ISO file to CD/DVD"
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Download_...O_image.28s.29

    and in

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...faq-read-only/

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...faq-read-only/

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    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    So how do I check the md5sum on my vista laptop?

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    Default Re: openSUSE installation help...

    Quote Originally Posted by kamenomagic View Post
    So how do I check the md5sum on my vista laptop?
    For example using ImgBurn by burning with verify and test options enabled.

    To be sure that the downloaded file is ok download again using metalink (downthemall addon for firefox can help You with that)

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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