Places to Find Old Versions of SUSE Linux

Hi,

So I’m an old Linux junkie. I like to play with the systems and GUIs of old versions of Linux. I have a virtual machine with Slackware 1.0 from like 1993 for example. I also made the wikis about the versions of SUSE/openSUSE before about 11.1.

I am looking for places to download versions of openSUSE older than 7.3. I’ve found places where I can get 7.0 and 5.3, but keep finding gaps. Does anyone know where I can find some?

Perhaps a neat project out there would be to create an abandonware download page for openSUSE/SUSE/SuSE/S.u.S.E./Jurix.

But for now any ideas or links would be beloved.

Thanks for being an enabler for outlandish dorkiness.

https://archive.org/details/suse-6.1_release
https://archive.org/details/suse-6.0_release_i386

Search for suse x.y on the site.

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/suse/

The first link is awesome - although two questions now remain:

  1. Does anyone know a site with SuSE 6.3? I saw everything else from 5.2 up on here
  2. Know of any Virtual Machines and/or configurations that allow these old Linuxes to run with a GUI and perhaps decent resolution/color depth? I know VirtualBox handles things down to 8.0 pretty nicely, and can give some sort of graphics to maybe 6.4, but beyond that, it doesn’t work.

Thanks for those links - the ones on archive.org helped a lot.

On 2015-08-04 16:06, jcat123 wrote:
>
> The first link is awesome - although two questions now remain:
>
> 1. Does anyone know a site with SuSE 6.3? I saw everything else from 5.2
> up on here
> 2. Know of any Virtual Machines and/or configurations that allow these
> old Linuxes to run with a GUI and perhaps decent resolution/color depth?
> I know VirtualBox handles things down to 8.0 pretty nicely, and can give
> some sort of graphics to maybe 6.4, but beyond that, it doesn’t work.

I have a vmware guest with 5.3, I think.
I don’t remember if I managed graphics. I can check later.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.

(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))

On 2015-08-04 18:44, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 2015-08-04 16:06, jcat123 wrote:

> I have a vmware guest with 5.3, I think.
> I don’t remember if I managed graphics. I can check later.

No, it does not start; it claims that the link of
/var/X11R6/bin/X to /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86
does not exist, possibly because X are not installed.

Also ssh is not running. It has telnet, it refuses login by root.

I used 5.3 for a short time, I soon upgraded to 6.1. It was too limited,
being two CDs published by a magazine. I suspected it was not complete.

…]

Unfortunately, I have lost track of those two CDs :-/
I have been looking over the room for a quarter an hour.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

To Robin Listas - grazij for looking and seeing if you do find a way to get X working.

To anyone - if you know where 6.3 is lurking or how to get X to run on these dinosaur, or at this old, trilobite Linux, don’t be shy!

On 2015-08-04 22:56, jcat123 wrote:
>
> To Robin Listas - grazij for looking and seeing if you do find a way to
> get X working.

I have a 7.3 guest, in which X works :slight_smile:

Partially at least. The mouse does not respond, probably because I have
not configured it yet.

> To anyone - if you know where 6.3 is lurking or how to get X to run on
> these dinosaur, or at this old, trilobite Linux, don’t be shy!

I thought I had. But I have a 6.1 and a 6.4. Apparently, I have neither
installed as guests.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)

Yeah, In the past I’ve gotten 7.3 and 7.1 and other distros from about 2000 to 2002 run with partial X support out of the box and have experimented with all kinds of crazy configurations - none of which have resulted in wins.