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?
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…