I can't install openSUSE on my Laptop

Hi There! I am a newbie and would like to learn and explore Linux OS. I have installed Ubuntu onmy laptop sucessfuly however I have tried to install openSUSE versions 11.3, 11.4 and 12.1 with no success. When the installation is about 50% error messages pops out on the screen. Shos " YaSTS2 - Installation of package …“varios packages” failed". When I click on the details check box it sayd that RPM has failed.

I am trying to install the DVD i586 version. I have all the checks and seems to be ok. My laptop is i386 is there anything to do with this?

Can anyone try to assist?

Thanks a lot masters!
Cley

On 2012-06-03 22:56, CLEY1981 wrote:

> When the
> installation is about 50% error messages pops out on the screen. Shos "
> YaSTS2 - Installation of package …“varios packages” failed".

The exact error text would help.

> seems to be ok. My laptop is i386 is there anything to do with this?

386? You need a pentium at least.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

386?? how much memory?

On 06/03/2012 10:56 PM, CLEY1981 wrote:
> My laptop is i386 is there anything to do with this?

how old? how much ram?

the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for openSUSE is listed
in the “openSUSE startup guide” which is linked on the page with the
system download…

here is a direct link to the startup guide page where
http://doc.opensuse.org/documentation/html/openSUSE/opensuse-startup/art.osuse.installquick.html
where the “System Requirements” paragraph is presented…

if your machine does not meet the minimum requirements i’d suggest you
try Puppy or D@MN Small linux (sorry, our nanny wiki blocks D A M
N-small)…sure, you might (maybe) get openSUSE to install, but you
will have far more smiles with Puppy Linux or one of the others which
are specifically maintained/supported for older systems…

Puppy and DSL are just two of many i wrote about several years ago here:
http://tinyurl.com/ylf8zq9 that list is probably no longer the best list
of versions for old hardware…


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