I am totally new to Linux never mind Suse. I tried Ubuntu 14.04 and it was slow as a funeral and I didnt like the side bar thingy Mint kept crashing every time it loaded Kubuntu partly loaded then froze every time.
Then I tried Open Suse. I dowloaded 13.1 ISO and even burned a disc but it kept stating it couldnt find repositories and will not install.
A friend gave me an old magazine DVD with Open Suse 11 on it which installed a treat and seems very fast and reliable but no matter what I do I cannot get it online and I havnt a clue how to update it to 13.1
Going online with Ubuntu 14.04 and even Mint 16 was a breeze when it wasnt crashing but Suse 11 seems very techie.
How do I get it online or can I use the ISO file someway HELP!!
I have installed a seperate hard drive & my original drive has XP on it and the other is for Linux. Its a Dell Pentium 4
I have Suse 12.3 also on a P4 (2.8) and I have no problems getting it online, in fact, it detects the hardware and there it detects my network card, the default repositories should be added during installation, I’m currently not using a router, my pc is directly connected to the modem but in the past I used a router and didn’t have a problem either. Can’t say why it’s not working for you.
Are you use it say ‘it can’t find repositories’ ? or can’t connect to them ? any device between the pc and the modem that may block the connection ? if so… try connecting the pc directly to the modem.
if you have the ISO file, then use Xp to burn it into a DVD and perform the normal installation.
Please make a more extensive description about what yyou did. Sometimes people do the strangest things with those DVDs, like not burning an image, but as files, not booting from them, but using them from within Windows, etc.
Never assume that you did the only thing possible and that thus other people flawless see before their eyes what you saw. I admit that it is a bit difficult to describe all you saw and did during your installation efforts, but please try in short lines about the several screens you got, what choices you made, etc.
On 2014-05-12 17:46, newt0suse wrote:
> Is there an upgrade package from Suse 11.0 to 13.1?
If you really have “suse 11.0”, that’s not openSUSE; but the commercial
version, SLES or SLED. There is no openSUSE 11.0, and it is not possible
to upgrade from SUSE to openSUSE.
> Also I found this on a Suse support site it might explain the problems
> im having:
>> Be sure when you burn your iso image that you burn it using
>> “disc-at-once” or “session-at-once”, and not “track-at-once”. Some
>> software* (Nero) *defaults to "track-at-once
> Anyone know how to change Nero 6 to burn “DISC AT ONCE” ?
Can your machine boot from USB sticks? It is nowdays easier to use those
things than burn DVDs.
Hm. If you burn an ISO image to a disk, Nero shouldn’t even see any files (like \suse
oarch\ekiga-lang.4.0.1-4.1.4.noarch.rpm) I think.
Did you mount the ISO (in Daemon Tools or similar) and copy that virtual “CD”/add the files from there to your burning project maybe?
This cannot work.
But that error message would point to a broken ISO file download anyway.
I burned the new download to DVD via Nero and it again asked for the repositories however I had accidentally left the original dicc in my other drive and I suddenly heard it whirring up. The installation began until it reaced 18% then loads of errors and again I could not figure out how to get the thing online.
I swapped the discs around and the same thing happened the installation began but stopped by errors and whern I checked my Opensuse 11 was intact
Can someone walk me through how to do get online. I have ordinary wireless broadband via plusnet
The details on their credit card reminder thing include
Password (key) of 10 numbers and letters
Well, the question is I guess, how old are those other distros where it works? Newer or older than openSUSE 11.0?
Please post details about your wireless device:
If it is internal:
It it is external (USB):
Try to enable “User controlled with NetworkManager” in YaST->Network Devices->Network Settings. Maybe you can just connect with your Desktop’s NetworkManager applet.
For the installation, you cannot get online. All you need should be on the DVD. But your drive cannot read it correctly apparently. (could be a incorrect download, broken burner, burnt in a wrong way, bad media, ISO file saved to a FAT partition, …)
You could try the Netinstall ISO to install via the Internet. But again, the question is whether your wireless card is supported out-of-the-box.
Since you say it works in other distributions, this would really be worth a try I suppose.
I cannot get past 18% and nothing is actually written to disk except I had left my 8gig cruser usb sandisk attached to the computer and after the attempted installation from the DVDs it has become corrupted and now when I tried ot on my laptop as well as my desktop same story the disk is unreadable and must be reformatted. I reformatted it and now it is only a 2gig disk not its previous 8gig.
Im afraid life is too short and I have decided to give up on Linux completely as my experiences of it just keep getting worse
On 2014-05-13 01:16, newt0suse wrote:
> My previously 8gig cruze usb drive seems to be partitioned by Suse with
> a 5.8 gig partition full of Suse files and a 1.9 empty one. How do I get
> it back to its former single full 8 gigs?
The instructions for proper creation of the installation USB stick, as
well as how to recover that stick for “normal” usage again, are
published on the instructions linked at the download page.
For some reason your machine is confused about drives. When installing pay a lot of attention don’t just accept stuff. Be sure that the drives are correct and the parttions are as expected. Don’t assume the software knows anything. Be proactive and take control. The installer allows you to specify where things are to go so use that. Apparently the installer saw the USB as a boot drive and installed there. But before it did it told you what it planned to do and you accepted the plan. I’d try the second DVD drive but be sure the installer is point to the correct drive and partitioning.