Thanks for the response palladin!
>1. did you get your install media from
http://software.opensuse.org/112/en ? if not where?
Yes, via direct download.
>2. did you check the md5sum of the downloaded iso?
Yes, all good. Used the install dvd.
>3. burn the disk as slow as you can?
Burn good via multiple checks.
>4. use good media?
>5. do this http://tinyurl.com/yajm2aq before install attempt?
Yes, did media check plus memory check before install.
>6. did you install 11.2 while connected to the internet?
>7. did you have any errors during install?
None, installation was smooth as silk.
>i ask because by default the community supplied install media, if
>100% perfect, will install YaST with three repos active: oss, non-oss
>and update…and, during install will connect to the repos and bring
>your system fully up to date…
That it did, no issue.
>don’t go downloading a bunch of individual packages…lets get yast
Again, what I did was open Software Manager, clicked on the drop-down box in the upper left that reads “Groups” then selected “Repositories”.
Next I selected the source repository listed, but not enabled as:
then clicked on the “Edit” button which took me to the “Configure Software Repositories” scree. Under “Properties” I checked “Enable” - the “Automatically Refresh” checkbox was already checked. Clicked on “OK” and was sent back to the Software Manager screen. Software Manager appeared to update but no packages list in the for the source repository.
That’s where I’m at now. Connected directly to the repo via HTTP just to make sure it was there.
Also, the system has a constant internet connect via DSL (working fine).