I tried again using k3b. By default it burns DVD’s at 4.1x with my DVD writer. I selected the slowest speed it offers 2.4x. When I booted it I got exact same results as before.
Bear in mind that what I downloaded is a DVD not a CD and even at that the errors refer to a CD. I don’t think there are even any CD’s available. Also when the installer boots kernel it goes to text mode. I’ve never known an openSuse installer to do that by default. openSuse is in fact known for having a very nice installer GUI.
I tried an internet install and it will install but it won’t boot. Apparently it didn’t even create a /boot/grub/menu.lst.
Frustrating that I can’t find any possible way to install 11.1 or Factory. Does any one know how to install if the DVD won’t work? Last I heard The Live CD’s don’t work either. Will this be fixed ever? Or can I just no longer install openSUSE? I don’t yet want to attempt to upgrade 11.0 as that is a production system…