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    Default Installing Suse8.2

    Hi.

    New to Linux and struggling even to load from the pukka disks. I'm trying to install on an HP Pavilion DV5 laptop and, although the CD or DVD boots into the welcome screen and allows me to set the language, when I try to install is says it cant find the source CD1. I've tried Installation, Manual Installation, Safe Installation but they all throw up the same error. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Installing Suse8.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil20 View Post
    Hi.

    New to Linux and struggling even to load from the pukka disks. I'm trying to install on an HP Pavilion DV5 laptop and, although the CD or DVD boots into the welcome screen and allows me to set the language, when I try to install is says it cant find the source CD1. I've tried Installation, Manual Installation, Safe Installation but they all throw up the same error. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
    Try a newer version. 8.5 is really old. Your hardware probably has features not recognized by that old version.
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    Default Re: Installing Suse8.2

    On Tue 08 Jan 2013 01:26:01 PM CST, Devil20 wrote:


    Hi.

    New to Linux and struggling even to load from the pukka disks. I'm
    trying to install on an HP Pavilion DV5 laptop and, although the CD or
    DVD boots into the welcome screen and allows me to set the language,
    when I try to install is says it cant find the source CD1. I've tried
    Installation, Manual Installation, Safe Installation but they all throw
    up the same error. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


    Hi
    8.2?? if your using new hardware then 8.2 probably doesn't even know
    about SATA (your DVD drive would be /dev/sr0).

    Install a more up to date version (eg 12.2) on your hardware, then if
    you really want to use 8.2 then run it in a virtual machine (VMware
    Player, VirtualBox etc)

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    Default Re: Installing Suse8.2

    According to Wikipedia, SuSE Linux (as the name was then) version 8.2 lived from 2002-09-30 to 2005-01-31.

    It is realy a miracle that you could find it's CDs (or did you go to an ICT museum?)
    And were there realy DVDs of it?
    Last edited by hcvv; 08-Jan-2013 at 08:29.
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    Default Re: Installing Suse8.2

    On 2013-01-08 14:26, Devil20 wrote:
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    > Hi.
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    > New to Linux and struggling even to load from the pukka disks.


    SuSE 8.2 is terribly obsolete, don't install it unless you have valid
    reasons and you know what you are doing. The current version is openSUSE
    12.2.

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    On 2013-01-08 16:26, hcvv wrote:
    > And were there realy DVDs of it?


    Oh, yes. I have them.

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    Well when I say I'm new to Linux I have had these disks for several years and I did install them on a desktop as dual boot with Windows but never really used it much but thought I'd have another go with it. I suspected it had been surpassed by the hardware so I'll take your advice and get a current version of openSUSE. That was likely where I'd have ended up anyway. I really just wanted to get this old version up and running and then, following a bit of familiarisation with it, install a newer version. Where's the best place to go for the source and can I burn ISO images onto DVD and verify them under a Windows7 OS. I'm sure there's one in here somewhere but where is therer a good 'howto" link I can follow?

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    Default Re: Installing Suse8.2

    On Tue 08 Jan 2013 05:06:01 PM CST, Devil20 wrote:


    Well when I say I'm new to Linux I have had these disks for several
    years and I did install them on a desktop as dual boot with Windows but
    never really used it much but thought I'd have another go with it. I
    suspected it had been surpassed by the hardware so I'll take your advice
    and get a current version of openSUSE. That was likely where I'd have
    ended up anyway. I really just wanted to get this old version up and
    running and then, following a bit of familiarisation with it, install a
    newer version. Can I burn installation copies onto DVD under a Windows7
    OS and if so where's there a good 'howto" link I can follow?


    Hi
    Sure, just download, check the md5sum;

    http://www.walkernews.net/2009/12/26...-in-windows-7/

    and follow this;

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...om-an-ISO-file

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Sure, just download, check the md5sum;

    How To Check MD5 Checksum In Windows 7?

    and follow this;

    Burn a CD or DVD from an ISO file

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    Thanks. That's my evening sorted out then.

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    Default Re: Installing Suse8.2

    On 2013-01-08 18:06, Devil20 wrote:

    > newer version. Can I burn installation copies onto DVD under a Windows7
    > OS and if so where's there a good 'howto" link I can follow?


    The download page has detailed instructions and links to more pages.

    Code:
    http://software.opensuse.org/122/en

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