I would like to try out openSUSE by physically installing it on an older Intel PIV I’m not using anymore but doesn’t have a DVD drive. Is there a CD(s) ISO(s) download out there? If so I can’t find it, am not really happy with the LiveCD version…
Hello msix and welcome to the community!
You can get the openSUSE 11.3 iso’s from here: software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.3
You can’t chose the 4,7 GB DVD because that’s a DVD iso.
But you can select “Live GNOME” or “Live KDE” which are small enough to fit on a CD.
You can also install from them.
The only downside is that you need to decide which desktop environment you want.
If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask!
Yep just select CD on the download page. You will then have to decide on KDE, Gnome or some other desktop.
The CD also allows you to boot and run the OS from it.
With an old PC, you may wish to try the LXDE desktop: Index of /repositories/X11:/lxde/images/iso and if the PC is very limited in RAM, you may also wish to do a text install : Text mode install from liveCD
Thanks for all your quick replies, but I really am not interested in the lightweight versions (I tried the LiveCD Gnome version and it didn’t do it for me), I want to test openSUSE as a server, and would like to try the full featured robust version that comes on the DVD ISO. I assume what y’all are telling me is the answer to my question is no, that version on the DVD ISO is not available as CD ISO’s…
There’s just one thing I want to tell you.
A LiveCD GNOME or LiveCD KDE isn’t lightweight it’s just without the other desktop environments.
Because if you want KDE why download xfce, gnome etc?
That’s why there are liveCD.
And if you still want the full live DVD you can try it on an live USB stick.
Best of luck!
Did not do it for you??? Want to expand that a little.
You can get the CD in KDE flavor. The only real difference is the the DVD has both Gnome and KDE on it and more other packages. You can always install any other package you may want after the install via Yast-Software-management .
Maybe tell us how much memory and the CPU that this older machine has?
If you are going for a server why have a GUI at all. It just eats resources.
If you want the options of the DVD, but without using a DVD you could try the NetInstall instead. It is about 100MB and when it boots up it boots into the installation (no live session) and gives you all the options the DVD offers for software.
The trick is that you download a small image to get started, then depending on what packages you select to install, it downloads it at that point just what you need (and the latest version of them too )
OK all, thanks for dispelling my misconceptions, I thought it was a lite CD version only, the download page isn’t very descriptive on that point… I’m installing it to the hard drive now, be patient with me, I’m new to linux…
On 2010-08-21 01:08, msix wrote:
> Thanks for all your quick replies, but I really am not interested in the
> lightweight versions (I tried the LiveCD Gnome version and it didn’t do
> it for me), I want to test openSUSE as a server, and would like to try
> the full featured robust version that comes on the DVD ISO. I assume
> what y’all are telling me is the answer to my question is no, that
> version on the DVD ISO is not available as CD ISO’s…
The only CD versions nowdays are the two lives. You can install any one of them, and then add
whatever more packages you need via internet.
Or you can put the DVD in another computer in the same local network (via hhtp, ftp or nfs, I
think), and install via network in the old one. It is documented somewhere in the wiki.
There is also a floppy version. But you have to create the floppy images yourself - see
/dvd/boot/i386/README for instructions on this. At least, the 11.1 DVD has this feature, I haven’t
verified others tonight.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” GM (Elessar))
The Network install (4th one down) is the one that is about 100MB and fits on a CD.