I ran new installation of RC2 a few days ago and it all worked ok, except
that X is not starting automatically. I have to login on the console, then
I checked around comparing RC2 with my 11.1 system and found that
/etc/sysconfig/windowmanager contains only one line: KDE_USE_IPV6=“yes”.
It does not contain anything else, like DEFAULT_WM=“startkde”, that is in my
11.1 system and also
/var/adm/fillup-templates/sysconfig.windowmanager* on 11.1 and RC2.
Is there an installation log somewhere that may shed more light on why
/etc/sysconfig/windowmanager has not been populated - or is it supposed to
be that way in 11.2 and i’m barking up the wrong tree and I should be
I am now trying to figure out how the yast sysconfig editor works, as I
renamed the old sysconfig/windowmanager out of the way and yast is still
looking at the old one, not my new one, which I built using: cat
I tried to run a clean install again, but I got errors from the DVD in the
first phase of the install- I had burnt the DVD x64 .iso to a DVD+RW.
I burned again to a DVD+R and the installation went a lot better. The
installation now correctly generated /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager and KDM is
The only problem I seem to have now, is that I have no repositories defined.
I propose next time if you have constant problems burning big iso files is to have one partition just for installation files (i have it like that and believe me it is A LOT faster than using the DVD). Mount the iso with mount -o loop iso-image.iso /mnt/<any directory you create earlier for that purpose> (i recommend /mnt/iso) then go to this directory and type cp * -R /<directory for the installation purposes>
It solves so many problems, then if i have it set like that i only burn a net image to the disk (best to have a dvd+rw).
> I propose next time if you have constant problems burning big iso files
> is to have one partition just for installation files (i have it like
> that and believe me it is A LOT faster than using the DVD). Mount the
> iso with mount -o loop iso-image.iso /mnt/<any directory you create
> earlier for that purpose> (i recommend /mnt/iso) then go to this
> directory and type cp * -R /<directory for the installation purposes>
> It solves so many problems, then if i have it set like that i only burn
> a net image to the disk (best to have a dvd+rw).
Could you give me a little more help on the “<directory for the installation
purposes>” part please and how it’s then used to do the install? How do I
setup a system to boot (grub?) the installation from this partition? Is
there a more comprehensive guide somewhere?
I would certainly like to avoid having to burn a dvd when it can be so
temperamental and I always copy the DVD somewhere afterwards. point a repo
at it and then delete the default CD/DVD repository that the installation
Many thanks BenderBendingRodriguez !
Well, you need to have some partition that won’t get formatted while installing (if you have a separate /home partition then this will suffice)
If you will use another partition than /home just copy the content of the mounted iso (to the root of that partition or if you want more installation sources there then create separate directories for them)
If you will use the /home partition then just create a directory called like 11.2 or something
(i personally got one partition that contains 11.1 and 11.2 directories)
P.S. Remember which disk it is and directory (check the disk with fdisk -l )
After that get a cd+rw and burn the net images there( you can always try to burn properly again if it will get borked, i recommend k3b for that as it can check the disk if it got burned fine)
Then booting with that cd you have an option of choosing the installation source, choose disk write down in the first part something like /dev/sdX where X is the disk on which you got that partition with installation files for example /dev/sdb4 in my case
In the second part write down the directory start with /
i have a 11.2 folder in my partition so i write
That should be it
P.S.2 The system can also use this as a repository