2 pre-install ?'s

haven’t installed OS yet.

heard it uses 2 partitions.

is that true?

also, I’m using winXP.

is there any free iso burning software available that anyone knows of?

Don’t worry about the number of partitions; so long as you defragment XP before you begin the installation, OpenSUSE will partition the hard disk sensibly.

Sorry, don’t know about the availability of Windows programs.

hellina wrote:
> haven’t installed OS yet.
> heard it uses 2 partitions.
> is that true?
> also, I’m using winXP.
> is there any free iso burning software available that anyone knows of?
Yes, it creates one for / and one for /home. Advantage of this is that
if you need to reinstall, you don’t have to format /home and you will
retain your settings and documents.

As for free burning software, you can give imgburn a shot.

I think it used three partitions, root, home, swap :eek:

Free software: This looks good: Software to Burn CDs by ICH

I always do a custom partition scheme with /boot swap / and /home.

thanks for replies.

not doing well though,

will place ?'s in another category.

I’ll look for them and try to help out.

Try burn4free

As a brand new member, With an installed SUSE KDE4, where would an experienced member direct me for first and basic exposure to discover the potential of the OS.
So far, I’ve installed openSUSE, got on the net with Firefox, and downloaded the SUSE DVD file. Have no burner, haven’t found a driver for my printer, don’t know where to find K3B, nada!
Where tostart?

1-click installer for Nvidia - reboot after this, and you should see an Nvidia logo if it works. Though if you have Nvidia, you’ll likely want to use KDE 3 instead of KDE 4 because of an issue with the Nvidia driver and QT 4 performance.
1-click installer for ATI
1-click installer for compiz-fusion (3d desktop effects but KDE 4 also has built in composite effects)
1-click installer for KDE 4.1 beta - I highly recommend upgrading KDE 4.0.4 to the 4.1 beta.
1-click installer for Codecs

openSUSE software search that will find programs in any repository, even stuff you haven’t configured. However, k3b should be in your repositories. Just click in your Start Menu, select Computer, then “Install Software”. When the Install Software window is loaded and ready, search for k3b.

If you only set up one user account, it will autologin when you boot the computer. If you log out/end session you will see the login program (kdm). There is an option there to pick your session, and you can login to KDE 3, KDE 4, Gnome, or anything you have installed. There are also some really basic window managers installed by default if you hose the other ones somehow. So you can install all three major desktop environments at once if you want and try them all eventually, and then uninstall what you don’t want. However, personally I think Gnome is terrible. During the installer there is an option (most people miss it, but it is checked by default) to set the root system password the same as your user password. Anytime you make system changes (installing software, opening up YaST) it will prompt for the root password.

Eyecandy for your KDE-Desktop - KDE-Look.org - All kinds of cool visual stuff for KDE such as themes, colors, icons, widgets, etc.
Applications for your KDE-Desktop - KDE-Apps.org - You can find additional KDE apps here, but you’ll likely find source code there though you might find .RPMs (installable packages). If you find something you like here that is only source, you can use the software search above to find a compiled package, or just use “Install Software” in your Start Menu.

In addition to the openSUSE forums, you can open up an IRC client and check an IRC chat channel for support.

Communicate/IRC - openSUSE

BTW, I’d recommend KDE 3 over KDE 4, but that is just my personal preference. Try them both out and use whichever you prefer.

And what kind of printer do you have?