> Why won’t this run?
but, with nothing about your machine it is kinda hard to say why…
with only a chance to GUESS what you mean, let me ask:
when you say “this won’t run” does that mean it won’t boot up to grub?
or, boots through grub but you never get a log in screen?
or hangs while trying to start GNOME, or or or or or or or
did the DVD and CD boot up to a black screen (no green screen ever
or the keyboard freezes up as soon as you hold now the left Alt and
right click in Dolpin on blah blah blah…
or, based on WHICH threads do you see you are not alone?
do the keyboard num and caps lock lights flash…or…
did you check the md5sum before you burned the install media?
did you then check the disk after it had been burned?
did the Gnome live CD boot up to a desktop and run good? connect to
the net? make good sound? good looking screen? etc etc etc
does your machine meet the minimum specifications?
did you read all the hints and tips of HOW to have the best chance to
actually get a running machine? there are a bunch of them at or linked
from “Download Help” <http://en.opensuse.org/Download_Help>
do a little reading and come back and tell us specifically what you
mean by “won’t run”…
and, also tell us about your hardware…especially graphics card, RAM,
hard disk, CPU, etc…
you say “I’m no expert on Linux but I’m no noob either.” but i notice
this is your first post to the openSUSE group…again, welcome…but,
tell us a little about your Linux experience so we know at what level
to try to give answers and help…
you help us and we might be able to get you to happiness…