I’m not sure…if “Live” is the option where you can install into the RAM of another operating system? then No…I went full steam ahead, downloaded the iso and burned it to a DVD, and started my linux/openSUSE adventure.
once you have those installed, interesting to first see if you can plug a USB memory stick in and get it recognised; Suse 9.3 was about the first of the Suse iterations to offer recognition on plug-in;
Connecting it via USB will mount and read the contents of the drive but gives one error message per “part”. All of the error message panels can be closed and then the drive is accessible as a READ ONLY drive.
*Failed to mount “/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_part4_size_28672”.
Given device “/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_part4_size_28672” is not a volume or drive.*
Could this read only status have to do with the HFS+ Partition?
Other messages related to this same external firewire drive which is now connected via USB 2.0.
After closing all of the error messages that announce the inability of each “part” to successfully mount, I get this message:
Failed to mount “fireWire”.
Mount operation claims to be successfull, but kernel doesn’t list the volume as mounted.
—AND when trying to eject the drive—
Unable to eject “fireWire”:
Device to unmount is not in /media/.hal-mtab so it is not mounted by HAL
be careful here; you are now straddled across two posts, and the same sort of topic:
maybe settle on one?
USB: now you have to make the user have write ability to the drives;
FIREWIRE: something else here I do not know about; by contrast I plugged an external drive into our 10.2 system two years ago and it … worked fine … but I would have had to change ownership I am sure; (ie root seems to grab ownership initially)
when logged into this forum, use the search at the top of the page to search on “external hard drives” and something like read write ownership; I ended up using a GUI method, and others advocate a CLI (terminal) method;
gosh you are doing well; you have effortlessly leaped across several large fences and got things done;
I never bother to eject a drive: I think that is a Mac thing? With Suse, I just turn them off (meaning external USB hard drives); and memory sticks, I just pull them out when I have finished copying to them; seems fine on Suse;
when you say
How can I set the mount point as something different from the one selected by the system at boot-up?
why do you want to change it, and to what?
my understanding is that these devices are set differently to hard drives in your system; so the /etc/fstab file will list permanently mounted drives and their mount points; whereas ext USB drives; (that I think of as essentially the same as a memory stick); can be plugged in and out;
I lay this out; so that I can be corrected by others if necessary