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    Hi Guys,
    I've spent the last month downloading openSUSE-11.3-DVD-i586.iso (I have a verrrrry slow web connection) via a torrent server. A total of 4244530kb

    I've sucessfully burnt it to a DVD and it fires up on start up on my PC and I get a green page and a chamelion

    So far so good - so whats the problem?

    I was expecting to run Linux direct from the DVD rather than install to my hard drive.

    Query -Have I downloaded the wrong version?
    If so what version should I attempt next?

    Many thanks
    G

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.3 query

    On 2011-03-31 15:06, gridley wrote:

    > I was expecting to run Linux direct from the DVD rather than install to
    > my hard drive.


    Huh, no, the DVD is for installation only.

    The CDs are live.

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    On 03/31/2011 03:06 PM, gridley wrote:

    > Query -Have I downloaded the wrong version?


    the bad news is you downloaded the wrong disk image to do what you
    wanna do:

    openSUSE does not have a Live DVD version...Live as in you can boot an
    run from the booted DVD disk..

    we do have several Live CDs, one for KDE, one for Gnome and (someday)
    one for LXDE..

    yes there are DVDs around which you can boot and run from...several
    different Linux mags make and distro such....but, they are not an
    openSUSE product

    but, to run our products from a downloaded disk, then grab a "Live CD"

    the good news is you can download about 5 Live CDs in the same time as
    one DVD...yipee...AND, you can add programs from the DVD to your
    installed system, if you decide to install (even if installed in a VM)
    yipee!!

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.3 query

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    openSUSE does not have a Live DVD version...Live as in you can boot an
    run from the booted DVD disk..
    Actually, I think it does. At least, when I look at the label, it says "live DVD". I am looking at the retail DVD that I purchased for 11.3. It turned out to be a package with two DVD - one for installation and one the live DVD.

    However, I am pretty sure that you cannot download it. You might still be able to order it online from the opensuse site.
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    Default Re: opensuse 11.3 query

    Thanks guys,

    I feared I'd got the wrong one.
    At present all I want to do is try a new system having bought a second hand book "Suse Linux 9.3 for Dummies" but it had no CD with it, and I thought 11.3 in DVD format was simply a newer version.
    I may well finish up doing a full install as its almost impossible to get copies of MS-XP (my current OS which came pre-installed) and I doubt whether the later versions from MS are likely to come with CDs/DVDs in the box any more.

    I have to admit I am a little concerned about jumping right in straight away as my printer and other paraphenalia only list windows as a system requirement but this is straying from my original query and may turn out to be unfounded once I've had a play.

    Thanks again for your prompt reply.
    I'll pick another to download and see what happens next (could be a while as I'm supposed to be limited to 3GB/month) but have pushed it a bit of late

    regards
    G

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    On 2011-04-01 01:36, gridley wrote:
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    > Thanks guys,
    >
    > I feared I'd got the wrong one.
    > At present all I want to do is try a new system having bought a second
    > hand book "Suse Linux 9.3 for Dummies" but it had no CD with it, and I
    > thought 11.3 in DVD format was simply a newer version.


    9.3 was a good version, but pretty old :-)

    > I may well finish up doing a full install as its almost impossible to
    > get copies of MS-XP (my current OS which came pre-installed) and I doubt
    > whether the later versions from MS are likely to come with CDs/DVDs in
    > the box any more.


    I don't know what MS supplies nowdays, but I assume they use DVDs.
    Expensive, unless it comes with a new computer, I believe.

    > I have to admit I am a little concerned about jumping right in straight
    > away as my printer and other paraphenalia only list windows as a system
    > requirement but this is straying from my original query and may turn out
    > to be unfounded once I've had a play.


    There is a hardware list in our wiki somewhere that list some of the known
    hardware to work or not. There is a web that specializes in listing the
    state of printer drivers - someone here may have the links ready, if not
    I'll search for them tomorrow.

    > Thanks again for your prompt reply.
    > I'll pick another to download and see what happens next (could be a
    > while as I'm supposed to be limited to 3GB/month) but have pushed it a
    > bit of late


    Have a look around magazines, sometimes they have CDs or DVDs included.

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.3 query

    On 04/01/2011 01:36 AM, gridley wrote:
    >
    > I have to admit I am a little concerned about jumping right in straight
    > away as my printer and other paraphenalia only list windows as a system
    > requirement but this is straying from my original query and may turn out
    > to be unfounded once I've had a play.


    i think your concern is well founded...i would recommend you wait and
    run from a Live CD first...with it and some reading you should find a
    lot of surprises..

    9.3 was a very good version...but, (in internet time) it is ancient
    history....that book's info on file system layouts, permissions,
    command line uses, commands, administrative activities and everything
    else which is not desktop environment specific will be very good and
    useful info..

    however, just about everything that has anything to do with the
    desktop will be helpful only as a "for example--it MIGHT be like this,
    maybe"....in desktop design years, 9.3 is older than the Bronze Age!

    in addition to your concern about your current hardware working with
    Linux (oh, by the way Carlos mentioned a hardware compatibility list,
    see here: http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Hardware), you also need to
    make sure your machine meets the needs of _today's_ very advanced
    system, 11.4 needs here: http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware_requirements

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    Default Re: opensuse 11.3 query

    On 2011-04-01 10:07, DenverD wrote:

    > in addition to your concern about your current hardware working with Linux
    > (oh, by the way Carlos mentioned a hardware compatibility list, see here:
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Hardware), you also need to make sure your
    > machine meets the needs of _today's_ very advanced system, 11.4 needs here:
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware_requirements


    And this one for printers:


    http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla.../databaseintro

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