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    Default You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    This is just to inform.
    First I tried to install from the live isos, but always had some problem installing. They are good to look how OpenSuse works, but if you want to install, best do that from the installer iso. And, if you have an ethernet connection, it is even better. WiFi can be enabled afterwards. Installed both KDE and Gnome.

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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    Hmm, I think I should try that.

    If I see the same problem, I'll report a bug or add to an exist bug report if I can find one.
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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    I downloaded the latest live KDE Tumbleweed (64-bit). Then I tried to install into a virtual machine.

    The install went pretty well, though there was some weirdness. For example, it asked if I wanted to add online repos for the install. Since the live systems only use the NET installer, they have to use online repos. So it seems weird to ask.

    And then, when it finished, it said that it was rebooting. But it did not reboot. It just exited and returned to the live session. That's fine, except that the message saying it would reboot was wrong.

    The big problem was when I attempted to boot the newly installed system. It would not boot into the GUI. Adding a "3" at the end of the boot line, it could at least boot to multi-user mode (command line login).

    There were many failure messages during boot.

    It looks as if some needed system users and system groups had not been added to "/etc/passwd" and "/etc/group".

    I may look into filing a bug report tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I may look into filing a bug report tomorrow.
    When you do, please let's know where it is. I'd like to know how to file a bug. Never did this before. Thanks!

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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    Yes, I'll post the bug number and link here, and maybe a comment about filing bug reports.
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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    Bug reported.

    Bug 1155687 Bad install when using Tumbleweed live iso (20191030)

    To report the bug, I used the link:

    openSUSE:Submitting bug reports

    That gives guided way of reporting bugs. I selected the option for Tumbleweed. If you are prompted for a login, use the same login as for the forums.

    After describing the bug, I attached the Yast logs for the install. Any install bug or any bug relating to Yast, they will want the Yast logs. The command "save_y2logs" as root will save those logs to a file, and tell you where the file is.

    I also attached a copy of "/etc/passwd" and "/etc/group", since those files seem to have not been properly setup in the install. The people who examine bugs need any useful hints that you can provide as to what was going wrong.
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    Thanks for the report and the help!

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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    By the way, you can add a comment to that bug report, if you think that would be useful.
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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chdslv View Post
    This is just to inform.
    First I tried to install from the live isos, but always had some problem installing. They are good to look how OpenSuse works, but if you want to install, best do that from the installer iso. And, if you have an ethernet connection, it is even better. WiFi can be enabled afterwards. Installed both KDE and Gnome.
    I do what the download page suggests:

    • Install from Network Image (or DVD Image if no network available during install)
    • Make sure you always use the latest NET-iso, older versions work too, but they will update before installing anyway.


    The live systems are great for testing openSUSE on your hardware:

    • Updating Leap Live is working fine
    • Don't update Tumbleweed Live, always fetch the current iso
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    Default Re: You can't install from the live isos, Better use the installation iso.

    One more difference between installation and live media is bootloader resolution - installation is using gfxmode=auto which means grub keeps whatever resolution firmware was using while live forces 800x600. So on a OVMF QEMU with preset resolution I get tiny window using Live unless video=WxH option is added.

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