> I’ve completed the installation dvd for suse 10.1.
is there a good reason to install a version which is NOT supported
(that is, there are no security updates available for openSUSE 10.1)
did you intend to write 11.1 ??
and, are you saying that you have completed the download of 11.1 image
and have burned it to a blank DVD??
i ask because the rest of your posting does not make sense:
> The dvd does not work currently.
are you saying that you can not boot from the openSUSE 11.1 install DVD?
> yast> hardware> hardware_information section appears under the CD-ROM.
i have no idea what this means…
are you saying that you are currently running some version of Linux
and in it are trying to find the DVD to double click on??
> hardware_information section CDROM dev_names = /dev/hda
again, this is a puzzle because i would expect /dev/hda to be your
first HARD DISK, and not a CD-DVD player/burner…
your CD/DVD probably is at /dev/sd0 but once mounted it is accessible
from either /mnt or /media
> but “hda” not in /dev folder.
i guess it is there but might be named something else or you can’t see
it…or, maybe you do not have an IDE hard drive?? is yours an SATA?
> What can I do to run dvd.
what do you mean by ‘run’? do you mean boot?
i ask, because to install openSUSE 11.1 you put the DVD in the DVD
slot and BOOT your machine, it will boot up to an install script…
BUT have you yet read any of the information available on HOW to
check that you have a good download, and then check to make sure you
have a good DVD, and then how to install openSUSE 11.1 (if that is
what you intended to type)?
if not, then jump to
and spend a couple of hours reading all 12 posts in that
thread…especially the second post by oldcpu which will save you at
least 10 hours of frustration if you do not ignore it and how to
ensure you have a GOOD DVD to boot from…AND, the more you read now
the more time you will save getting up and running…
have fun…be patient…the more you know the more fun you will have.