12.1 live cd, unable to install via text or GUI

I can’t believe I am here again. It is nearly 2 am and I am no further along. I thought I could do this, see this thread here:

and these wonderful screenshots with instructions:

I didn’t have a machine with a DVD writer, so I downloaded live cd. I now have a newer machine with 3 gb of memory.

The live cd appears to work, however when I click on install, nothing happens. When I click on installation at the main menu it takes me to a text login screen.

So I remembered doing this before, so I typed ‘yast’ which doesn’t work and the screen goes strange. It starts putting text at the top.

I did click on check installation media before I started, I think it was okay. Some text came up and it asked me to reboot.
I can’t remember how to use image bam, so see here:
Suse12.1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

See if

su -


It is hard to tell from the photo I uploaded, but the page starts at

linux login: linux
Have a lot of fun...
linux@linux"> yast

Then at the bottom there is:

linux@linux"> su

the text turns red, so I presume I am root.

Then when I type ‘yast’ the text returns to the top of the screen with:



I have now downloaded the dvd on a friend’s laptop, but it appears to be corrupt. I am trying to find live KDE md5sum so I can check the disk I have burned, but I can’t find it anywhere.

On 2012-08-22 10:16, nappy501 wrote:

> Then at the bottom there is:
> Code:
> --------------------
> linux@linux"> su
> --------------------
> the text turns red, so I presume I am root.

We know that, but we are asking you to type “su -”, not “su”. Please try again with the correct

Cheers / Saludos,

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

I couldn’t even see the dash/hyphen and I have my glasses on. If not for you typing above and me thinking but they are exactly the same. I think it is all a bit too much for me.

As I said I tried burning the DVD download, but that was corrupted by the time it got from the machine to the DVD. As I couldn’t find a md5 for the live CD, I downloaded it again and checked the md5 for both files. They were the same. Although I checked I could find a way to check the md5 of a cd.

Both cd’s run as live CD’s, but only the second one actually did the install, so my original burned disk must have been corrupt, although ‘check media’ did not show anything. I was able to install Suse 12.1 KDE on my newer machine this morning.

Thank you all for your assistance. I am sending this from the machine, not quite there yet, but hopefully will be fully functioning by tomorrow.