Hmmm… I’ve had some 11.1 RC1 hiccups, but not these.
I installed 11.1 RC1 KDE-3.5.10 from a KDE4 liveCD, and I have yet to boot to KDE4. I simply ensured during install that I removed the selection for auto login. I also removed the selection to give the regular user the root password.
Then at installation completion, when the PC booted to the login menu, I did not log in, but rather selected the menu item to go to a terminal log in (I can’t recall the exact terminology). I then logged in to this full screen terminal mode (run level 3), typed su to get root permissions, and then ran yast (the text mode version). In yast I correctly setup the repositories for RC1 OSS and RC1 Non-OSS. With those selected, in yast I then went to Software Management and selected the filter pattern for Base Development, for KDE3 base system. I also installed kernel-source, checkinstall and removed beagle at that time.
This was all easy because I have a wired internet connection on my home LAN.
I then exited yast and restarted, and this time at the start menu I selected KDE3. As noted, I have yet to use KDE4 since installation on my laptop hard drive.
I can’t comment much yet (on the DVD) as I had difficulty getting it to install grub on my laptop’s MBR (the liveCD install did not have that problem).
I have a problem with a low spec machine. I would like to try a text mode install from a LiveCD. Is this possible?
I have an external DVD drive that this pc doesn’t seem to want to boot. Doing zypper updates, I got this machine up to 11.0. Now, however, something got hosed and it won’t boot. It gets to the login (text only) and says “module not found” for every user, including root, that I try.
The main problem is that I don’t have enough memory for the live install. I’m hoping I can install from the command line.