I am doing an install on a sacrifice machine

just to see what I will need to do when I decide to do it for real.

The box is an Acer Aspire and I installed openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.10.

And now the questions:

  1. I did the install by poking the “Install” icon from a “Live KDE” dvd. Will the installed version of openSUSE be the same as if I had downloaded the 4.75GB

  2. During the install I kept getting messages as The system has been locked, enter Linux password (which was blank)
    Is this due to inactivity on my part as I watched the pretty numbers fly by ?

  3. At the end I got a message saying something like “The system needs to reboot without the CD in”
    Ok, I believed it and opened the CD drive. Boing, back to the screen with lots of text ending in
    [4170.656018] panic occurred switching back to text console.
    Further up the screen it said “PID 1 System tainted” along with other stuff.
    This usually means that I screwed up but I don’t know what else I should have done. I powered it off, and booted and it seems like it is working ok, after I did some stuff to get the ethernet port working.

  4. I took all the defaults as to partitioning including preparing a separate Home partition. I guess this is a good thing.

thanks

On 2013-08-09 16:16, hextejas wrote:

> And now the questions:
> 1) I did the install by poking the “Install” icon from a “Live KDE”
> dvd. Will the installed version of openSUSE be the same as if I had
> downloaded the 4.75GB

Almost. The DVD install is more customizable.

> This usually means that I screwed up

Not necessarily :slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

Could someone address this issue for me ?

This one worried me in that when I do the install for real it will be on to a Windows 7 box and I want them to play well together.
The message implies that I screwed up somehow and the install did not finish properly. What should I have done ?
Any message that says “PANIC” or System tainted, has me worried. Did it taint Windows ?

On 2013-08-09 17:16, hextejas wrote:

>
> This one worried me in that when I do the install for real it will be
> on to a Windows 7 box and I want them to play well together.
> The message implies that I screwed up somehow

Why does it mean that?

> and the install did not
> finish properly. What should I have done ?

You say that the next boot succeeded; that being so, I would shrug it off.

> Any message that says “PANIC” or System tainted, has me worried. Did it
> taint Windows ?

Tainted, in kernel parlance, means that it loads a module that doesn’t
have an opensource license - for example, the nvidia module. And there
are several levels of “taintiness”.


https://en.opensuse.org/Kernel_Module_Packages

doesn't explain it.

Also, any such error in a machine different than the final machine is
irrelevant, because different hardware means different “drivers”.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

I was expecting to see succinct, completion messages at the end like I see in well behaved software. Things like “Welcome to aaaaa, please drive carefully” or “openSUSE has been installed correctly”.
I am not saying openSUSE is not well behaved but it surprised me. When the install went back to a screen mode and just stopped, I was stumped as to what to do next.
Surely there should be some message about what to do next and since I was expecting one, it was an indication that the install did not finish successfully and clean up its act.
But as you say, it seems to be working ok so we forge ahead.

On 2013-08-10 13:46, hextejas wrote:
>
> robin_listas;2578068 Wrote:
>> On 2013-08-09 17:16, hextejas wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> This one worried me in that when I do the install for real it will be
>>> on to a Windows 7 box and I want them to play well together.
>>> The message implies that I screwed up somehow
>>
>> Why does it mean that?
>
> I was expecting to see succinct, completion messages at the end like I
> see in well behaved software. Things like “Welcome to aaaaa, please
> drive carefully” or “openSUSE has been installed correctly”.

That something went wrong or failed does not mean that YOU did something
wrong :slight_smile:

> But as you say, it seems to be working ok so we forge ahead.

Right :slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)