Milestone 5 ISOs available for download

What the subject says :slight_smile: Downloading right now from ftp.gwdg.de

Uwe

Thanks Uwe.

I see its still M4 (build-0515) on the website: Software.openSUSE.org

On 13/04/10 07:26, oldcpu wrote:
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> Thanks Uwe.
>
> I see its still M4 (build-0515) on the website:
> ‘Software.openSUSE.org’ (http://software.opensuse.org/developer/en)
>
>

Now says “M5” there.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
“I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.”

Thanks. It looks like “M5” is build-0556. I plan to download it when I get home tonight.

On 13/04/10 11:06, oldcpu wrote:
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> Cloddy;2151904 Wrote:
>> Now says “M5” there.
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> Thanks. It looks like “M5” is build-0556. I plan to download it when I
> get home tonight.
>
>

And the best of luck. Tried a clean install on one machine and it
crashed on completion of the second page of the installation -
interrogating the system. Then I gave up after another attempt and
selected the boot option, which also failed a couple of times. Took the
DVD out and had no problem booting. Download of iso checked OK against
md5 and verified OK by K3b. I’ll have another go on another machine but
first go through the media check.


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
“I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.”

Graham,

the 64bit DVD? Because I see the same problem here with that one. Yast segfaults upon “Initializing package management” or some such.

Uwe

Thanks for the wishes.

I’m pretty confident it should work, although having typed that, I anticipate Milestone5, with its new kernel, could be the “worst” of the milestone releases. Please write bug reports on anything you observe that you believe relevant.

I’m not one to cut corners when I do my testing, as experience has taught me that cutting corners eventually costs more time. Hence I typically follow my own advice which is to:

  • perform md5sum check of downloaded ISO against md5sum posted on web site
  • burn to a high quality +R or -R and not to an RW cd/dvd (thats more important to do than many users realize)
  • burn at the slowest speed my burner allows
  • burn on a cd/dvd writer of the same vintage as the reader of the PC in which I plan to install the cd/dvd , … where possible I burn from the same PC in which I plan the install
    *]run the media check on the CD/DVD, but still (even if media check passes) recognize that if I did not burn at the slowest speed or if I did not burn to a high quality +R / -R then this media check’s results may not be conclusive

On 13/04/10 12:26, Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:
> Graham,
>
> the 64bit DVD? Because I see the same problem here with that one. Yast segfaults upon “Initializing package management” or some such.
>
> Uwe
>

Yes, 64-bit.

Tried booting another machine from the DVD menu and got the following -

Booting from local disk . . .
Boot failed: press another key to retry . . .


Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
“I wear the cheese. It does not wear me.”

I plan to download and test the 32-bit DVD (for LXDE) so I will post here my results wrt that.

Graham,

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596071

Uwe

I updated from milestone 4 (and have done through the milestones from 1) without any major problems. One oddity was that on a multi-boot system with 2 hds (the mbr being on 11.2/sda) grub updated to the wrong disk - sda8 instead of sdb8. Fairly easily spotted & corrected and I haven’t seen any other errors yet, but I’m a light user. The nvidia (195.36.15) driver reinstalled OK and overall I’m impressed on how smoothly these milestones have progressed so far (I may regret saying that in future!).

Arthur

hardware: Gigabyte S series m/b, Phenom X4 processor, 4Gb DDR2 memory, Samsung & Western Digital hds.

I was really looking forward to this milestone. I only use 64bit. I wonder if they will put out another 64bit DVD image or wait until M6?

Is it just the installation DVD that is bad, or are the nominal boot packages (once installed) bad also?

If it is just an installation issue, and if you have the M4 64-bit DVD, you could install from that, and then update to the M5 snap-shot. …

Hi
So far so good on the netbook, took about an hour to install and setup
and run my configs, setup firefox add-ones etc.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5 (i586) Kernel 2.6.34-rc3-3-desktop
up 0:51, 2 users, load average: 0.17, 0.06, 0.02
ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME

I have bandwidth restrictions, so I use each milestone DVD to update my factory install. I use computers at work to get the images. This seems to be a bug in zypper, so it should be present on any 64bit install. Downgrading zypper seems to be the only solution at the moment with milestone 5. I’m sure a fix will come quickly, but none of the 64bit M5 media will not work if the images aren’t updated.

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=595545

I have not yet installed M5 (I’m still burning it). But smart packager manager is still available and the factory smart works fine on M4. So don’t let a small zypper hiccup stop you.

Smart repository here:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/smart/openSUSE_Factory/

Install “smart” and “smart-gui”.

If necessary download the rpms individually and install via rpm command. You may need to install a couple of other rpms to satisfy dependencies, but its not a rabbit hole, … only a couple extra rpms.

I didn’t think about smart. The DVD is out because zypper is used to scan the dvd repos before you get to the installer. The resulting segfault kills everything. I guess I can get the 64bit CD and do a fresh install. I don’t think the CD version deals with the repos until the first time you open the package manager.

The smart method works fine. A user also has a temporary solution for zypper here: http://forums.opensuse.org/get-help-here/pre-release-beta/437048-how-circumvent-partly-broken-zypper.html When I tried to re-enable the factory repos via Yast>Software Repos, I got the segfault error again. I had to manually enable each one in /etc/zypp/repos.d. After that, zypper runs fine.

Well my M5 experience has NOT been smooth, and I reported on it starting in post#24 in this thread here: 11.3 Milestone 5-available from factory - openSUSE Forums

… perhaps the summary would be that I re-installed 11.3 M4 on my sandbox PC because 11.3 M5 would not install in any of the nominal modes 1024x768, 800x600, VESA, TEXT, Safe Settings. My sandbox PC is an athlon-1100 w/1GB RAM and an AGP nVidia GeForce FX5200 graphics.

On that sandbox PC, I may try to update direct from M4 to M5 via zypper. Or I may just wait to M6. My testing focus for 11.3 is on the LXDE desktop and NOT on other functionality, and if the basic openSUSE does not install, then that I can’t do that testing.

I did have a 32-bit 11.3 M5 KDE liveCD successful boot on my athlon-2800 w/2GB RAM and PCI (not PCI-e) GeForce 8400GS graphic card. The graphics driver being used was the nouveau driver. I don’t plan to install on that PC.

I plan to try the 64-bit 11.3 M5 KDE liveCD on my laptop (with a Radeon HD3450 graphics) this upcoming weekend, and I’ll also try same liveCD on Intel Core i7 920 PC (with GeForce GTX260 graphics) also on the weekend.

I’ve been able to run the Gnome and KDE LiveCDs on a Compaq C700 laptop, a Lenovo 9952 desktop, and an eeePC-701-4G netbook. Apart from the fact that Evolution will not launch in the Gnome edition, and there seems to be a lot of messing around in Akonadi in KDE, they have run without problems when doing the “usual” things.

Neither of these problems is really a deal-breaker from my perspective. Evolution and Kmail seem to have become a bit flaky in their most recent versions, and I have simply substituted Thunderbird 3, which is capable and reliable - the decision by Ubuntu to stick with Evo 2.28 is understandable, but even that version is causing problems in 10.04.

However, openSUSE-11.3 appears to be significantly slower to load and slower to run than the equivalent current versions of Ubuntu (10.04B2), Fedora (13B) or Mandriva (2010.1B1) [much slower in the netbook environment]. The shortfall is particularly marked in the Gnome version.

I’ll do a hard install of the KDE version on one of my computers in order to make some contribution to the development process, but I’m not all that enthusiastic at present.