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    Question Moving from Ubuntu

    Hello,

    I'm planning on moving from ubuntu. I not liking the direction ubuntu/gnome is moving that's why I'm moving to OpenSUSE. I've read from the Kde forums that it's the best Kde distro around.

    I have some questions to the community before I dive in.

    I'm not a Linux guru but I know my way around.

    When I install suse will I be able to preserve my home partition? I have a /home, and / partition as well as a swap. Is it possible to indicate which partition I want to format?

    Are "closed source" packages available by default (flash, fonts, codecs, etc).

    Does suse support this wireless adapter?
    Code:
     description: Wireless interface
                    product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
                    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                    logical name: wlan0
                    version: 01
                    serial: 70:f1:a1:d3:ff:c9
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k ip=192.168.2.100 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                    resources: irq:17 memory:f0300000-f030ffff
    and this

    Code:
    *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: GT218 [GeForce 310M]
                    vendor: nVidia Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: a2
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                    resources: irq:16 memory:cc000000-ccffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:ce000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) ioport:2000(size=128) memory:cd000000-cd07ffff(prefetchable)
    I'm downloading the dvd? Would it be wise to download and try the livecds first?

    Regards,

    mvalviar

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    Default Re : Moving from Ubuntu

    Hi,

    You'll be able to perform custom partitioning with the installer. But I will suggest you not to use the /home you had with ubuntu. Save your data and format it. Keeping a /home folder coming from another distro is prone to instability et troubles.

    As for codecs and such, consult this link to get it done : Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

    As for your graphic card and wireless card, you'll have no problem with since it worked in ubuntu, it will work either on openSUSE.

    Enjoy openSUSE !

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    Hello and welcome

    > When I install suse will I be able to preserve my home partition? I
    > have a /home, and / partition as well as a swap. Is it possible to
    > indicate which partition I want to format?

    Yes

    > Are "closed source" packages available by default (flash, fonts,
    > codecs, etc).

    No, flash and fonts are installed when you do the first update, codecs
    are installed from Packman repositories

    > Does suse support this wireless adapter?
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > description: Wireless interface
    > product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
    > vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
    > physical id: 0
    > bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
    > logical name: wlan0
    > version: 01
    > serial: 70:f1:a1:d3:ff:c9
    > width: 64 bits
    > clock: 33MHz
    > capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
    > configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k ip=192.168.2.100 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
    > resources: irq:17 memory:f0300000-f030ffff
    > --------------------
    >

    I think yes, but not sure, try the liveCD

    > and this
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > *-display
    > description: VGA compatible controller
    > product: GT218 [GeForce 310M]
    > vendor: nVidia Corporation
    > physical id: 0
    > bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
    > version: a2
    > width: 64 bits
    > clock: 33MHz
    > capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
    > configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
    > resources: irq:16 memory:cc000000-ccffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:ce000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) ioport:2000(size=128) memory:cd000000-cd07ffff(prefetchable)
    > --------------------

    Yes, install the nvidia driver from nvidia repositorie

    > I'm downloading the dvd? Would it be wise to download and try the
    > livecds first?

    Yes, at least for you wireless card

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    Default Απ: Moving from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mvalviar View Post
    Hello,

    I'm planning on moving from ubuntu. I not liking the direction ubuntu/gnome is moving that's why I'm moving to OpenSUSE. I've read from the Kde forums that it's the best Kde distro around.

    I have some questions to the community before I dive in.

    I'm not a Linux guru but I know my way around.

    When I install suse will I be able to preserve my home partition? I have a /home, and / partition as well as a swap. Is it possible to indicate which partition I want to format?

    Are "closed source" packages available by default (flash, fonts, codecs, etc).

    Does suse support this wireless adapter?
    Code:
     description: Wireless interface
                    product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
                    vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
                    logical name: wlan0
                    version: 01
                    serial: 70:f1:a1:d3:ff:c9
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k ip=192.168.2.100 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
                    resources: irq:17 memory:f0300000-f030ffff
    and this

    Code:
    *-display
                    description: VGA compatible controller
                    product: GT218 [GeForce 310M]
                    vendor: nVidia Corporation
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: a2
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
                    configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                    resources: irq:16 memory:cc000000-ccffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:ce000000-cfffffff(prefetchable) ioport:2000(size=128) memory:cd000000-cd07ffff(prefetchable)
    I'm downloading the dvd? Would it be wise to download and try the livecds first?

    Regards,

    mvalviar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvalviar
    I'm downloading the dvd? Would it be wise to download and try the livecds first?
    Hello and welcome to community. In my opinion it would better to download and see live cd first.
    But I prefer to install it from installation DVD and not from Live cd.
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    Default Re: Re : Moving from Ubuntu

    I will be a pain to burn it all to dvds. I don't have an external hd. I'd be removing the configuration files before I install. Would there still be a problem if I do so? The partition is an ext4 that wouldn't be a problem, would it?

    Edit:

    I have a 4 core intel with 2gb of mem should I go with 64bit or is 32bit gonna be ok?

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    Default Απ: Re: Re : Moving from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mvalviar View Post
    I will be a pain to burn it all to dvds. I don't have an external hd. I'd be removing the configuration files before I install. Would there still be a problem if I do so? The partition is an ext4 that wouldn't be a problem, would it?
    Look in my opinion multiboot is a bit risky. So try with live cd, but do not install it.
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    Default Re : Re: Re : Moving from Ubuntu

    Do you have a USB key ? If so, download the liveCD and dump it to the key ans boot on it (if you can).

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    Default Re: Απ: Moving from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by stamostolias View Post
    Hello and welcome to community. In my opinion it would better to download and see live cd first.
    But I prefer to install it from installation DVD and not from Live cd.
    Ok, so I should continue downloading the 4.2 gig dvd and create a live cd from it? I can do a live usb as well, right? How do I go about doing that?

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    Default Απ: Re : Re: Re : Moving from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by DaaX View Post
    Do you have a USB key ? If so, download the liveCD and dump it to the key ans boot on it (if you can).
    Or you can create a usb bootable with openSUSE live cd as DaaX said. Use suse studio image writer to make it.
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    Default Re : Re: Απ: Moving from Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by mvalviar View Post
    Ok, so I should continue downloading the 4.2 gig dvd and create a live cd from it? I can do a live usb as well, right? How do I go about doing that?
    You cannot with the DVD, only with the liveCD.

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