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    Default 11.4 install dvd

    Hi folks,

    Anybody know from where I can download an 11.d install dvd? Yes, I know it's dated and all that but I have a prticular situation here.

    TIA.

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    On 02/11/2013 05:56 PM, antttikutoja wrote:
    >
    > Hi folks,
    >
    > Anybody know from where I can download an 11.d install dvd? Yes, I know
    > it's dated and all that but I have a prticular situation here.
    >
    > TIA.
    >
    >


    11.4 is supported (still) via Project Evergreen, see
    http://tinyurl.com/4aflkpy and, that page offers a link which will
    get you to here: http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/iso/

    you will probably want one of these
    openSUSE-11.4-DVD-i586.iso (32 bit)
    openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso (64 bit)

    be SURE to check the iso via md5sum or sha1 as described here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDBownload_help#Checksums
    and, then after burning the install media let that self-test by
    selecting "Check Installation Media" seen like here:
    http://tinyurl.com/3qde66h

    once you have installed you should run YaST Online Update (YOU) until
    it gets tired of offering you patched software, and to make sure you
    keep the script kiddies out you should very seriously consider moving
    to Evergreen *or* never subject the system to any untrusted network.


    all that takes is to add one new Evergreen repo and run YOU again

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    Quote Originally Posted by antttikutoja View Post
    Hi folks,

    Anybody know from where I can download an 11.d install dvd? Yes, I know it's dated and all that but I have a prticular situation here.

    TIA.

    Care to provide some details of the particular situation requiring 11.d ?


    The details may challenge some of our wonderful Technically Types to resolve need for older version.



    BTW am TC - Technically Challenged
    {:-O

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    Hei, thanks very much folks.

    I have an old compaq nc8000 that I am trying to recycle.

    I have tried to install 12.2 but it locks up loading the kernel from the install DVD. I had previously installed 11.4 on a similar box a while ago so tried to do the same for this one but the install media has deteriorated and is now broken.

    This is bit worrying because if older boxes cannot load a 12.x-based SuSE system, I am going to face more and more problems down the line.

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    On 02/12/2013 08:46 AM, antttikutoja wrote:
    > I have an old compaq nc8000 that I am trying to recycle.


    does it meet the recommended requirements for openSUSE 12.2?

    those requirements are found here
    http://doc.opensuse.org/documentatio...e.installquick

    you might be much happier loading Puppy or DSL..

    even 11.4 might be too much...especially with KDE or GNOME..

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    On 2013-02-12 08:46, antttikutoja wrote:
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    > Hei, thanks very much folks.
    >
    > I have an old compaq nc8000 that I am trying to recycle.


    It was said that one of the reasons to use Linux was that it injected
    new life into old computers. But this is not so true nowdays with openSUSE.

    Install 11.4, by all means, and be sure to activate the Evergreen update
    repo: support is expected to last till July 2014.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    Guest. Yes it does.

    Robin. RE bringing new life to older systems. Yes and this is a point I have been making for some years to people when I have spoken about saving them loads of money whenever a new windows system comes out. Sadly though, I have to agree with you vis-a-vis SuSE.

    The oldest box I have still running was acting as an ISDN gateway/router running 5.3 on a 386! A pure text install and ran like an absolute champ all the time.

    I was looking at lubuntu earlier today. Lots of guff on their website about how it runs in stingy environments. Tried to load their live CD and it failed because the particular box's CPU didn't support PAE!

    Thanks again for the advice.

    Cheers - AK

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    I run successfully a 12.2 on an eCafe which is not even fully i686
    compatible but only i586 including a desktop environment, this machine
    is for sure much weaker than your nc8000, so I wonder what exact error
    you get (I installed with the 32 bit DVD from an USB DVD drive, in the
    past I used bootable USB sticks)?
    Maybe it is something trivial and easy to work around.

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    ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.10.0 | HD 3000
    eCAFE 800: oS 12.2 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    Have a look at openSUSE Download Mirrors - Overview

    And you'll find, e.g. Index of /pub/opensuse/distribution/11.4

    But you may need to get the updates of 11.4 as well.

    Anyway, I've got an old Pentium III with 0.5 GHz (Katmai) running under openSUSE 12.1 and KDE 3.
    This works reasonably well, albeit not fast.

    Try 12.1.
    As far as I experienced, 11.4 was slower.

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    Default Re: 11.4 install dvd

    On 2013-02-12 21:46, ratzi wrote:

    > Anyway, I've got an old Pentium III with 0.5 GHz (Katmai) running under
    > openSUSE 12.1 and KDE 3.
    > This works reasonably well, albeit not fast.


    It depends on what exact version of i686 the build is made. There is a
    compromise between backward compatibility, and the speed advantage you
    get for using newer instructions sets. With the years, they go up in
    requisites. Good and bad.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)

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