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    Default Issue Installing from DVD.

    Laptop: Toshiba Satellite A665

    Recently, for what ever reason (I am led to suspect a bad harddrive), Windows 7 failed to boot even in safe mode so I decided to just use a clear hard drive and install a far less troublesome OS, so I decided to try to use openSUSE. I used a backup laptop to download and burn the 4.7 GB release. Problem is, I haven't a clue how to get it to work. I thought just placing the burned DVD in when booting would be enough, but the BIOS keeps telling me it fails to launch from CD. Luckily, I had enough foresight to download a live CD just in case. I was able to install from the live CD, and when I checked the DVD, I was able to access all the content, but I haven't a clue how to use it to upgrade/install all the extra software.

    Also, I should add I am completely new to this whole thing. While I have used Linux before, for the most part others dealt with all the administrative aspects of ensuring the system actually ran/had the needed software on it.

    Finally, I have one major restriction placed on this whole issue. I live out in the middle of no-where and the only internet I can get is limited to 200MB a day (I downloaded the CD/DVD elsewhere, but normally don't have a chance to do that). As such, being able to install from the DVD and not needing to download much software would be a major help.

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    Default Re: Issue Installing from DVD.

    Ideally you should take your machine and update it and install the multimedia
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    Update is via Yast > Software > Online Update
    or in a terminal as su - YouTube - su term.mpeg
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    When isolated from the internet proper for most of the time you need to disable the online repositories (if you can keep 'Updates' enabled that would be better) in Yast > Software > Repositories
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    Also disable the CD entry

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    Add the DVD as a source

    Generally, the easy way to find what you need and to install is: Yast > Software > Software Management
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