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    Give SUSE Linux 10.1 a Try :)

    Hi all,
    SUSE 10.1 came out yesterday. If you haven't already downloaded it, I'll make it easy for you (Well, easier). If you're using Linux and don't want to use bit torrent, just do this:

    Copy and paste the following into a text file:


    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...on-oss/MD5SUMS
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...don-Biarch.iso
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib....1/iso/MD5SUMS
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...M-i386-CD1.iso
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...M-i386-CD2.iso
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...M-i386-CD3.iso
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...M-i386-CD4.iso
    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...M-i386-CD5.iso


    Name the file suse_download
    do mkdir suse (in your home directory)
    mv suse_download suse

    cd suse
    wget -i suse_download

    (This will use the wget tool to automatically download the 6 installation cds and their md5sums into the suse directory in your home directory. The advantage to this is that the downloads are done without you having to click on another link when each download is done.)


    The above links are for the 32 bit Intel x86 architecture.

    If you're using something else here is the direct link to the download page.

    Download Page


    The "non-oss" links are for non-open souce software (Flash, Adobe Reader, Real Player, etc.). You can install SUSE with the other 5 cds. This cd is necessary only if you want to install the non-open source stuff already mentioned.


    This isn't meant to be an installation tutorial, just some things to be aware of.

    1)Toward the beginning of the installation if you want to install the non-oss software, there will be a screen which will allow you to insert the non-oss cd and select the option to install from it. Here is one place I think the insta. llation could be better. It's easy to miss. Please read each screen carefully.

    2) With all of the other Linux installations I have done, you don't reboot until the end of the installation. With SUSE you will reboot after installing cd1 and the non-oss cd. Don't let this throw you.
    3) ReiserFS did not work for me. I tried with three installation attempts to use reiserfs, but got an error message and a failed installation each time. It may work for you. Just be prepared. If you do have this problem, a workaround, might be to use ext3 or XFS instead.
    4) Towards the end of the installation, you will have a chance to set up regular (non-root) user accounts. To set up more than one, you will need to click on the "user management" tab. If you forget, you can find a user management option in YAST later on.
    5) If you're using a scanner you might need to use the hardware module in YAST to set it up after the installation
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    I was over at open SuSE earlier today trying to search for a document. That site is all but not working because everyone I trying to get it. I almost clicked the link to download but I think I'll buy it and support SuSE. Or wait for linux journal to package it. Anyway I could never get a search page to come up. People love SuSE.

    Thanks for the download info. That comes in handy. Wonder why ReiserFS won't work for you. I have that on all my SuSE boxes so that makes me leary of upgrading. I'll have to wait and see whats what.
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    Preach on Brother!

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    Hi all,
    At the moment, there is not a DVD version available as far as I know.

    Notice: If you are using wget to download these files, do this first. Give the command wget -V.

    This will give the version of wget you are using. If it is a version lower than GNU Wget 1.10.2 do not use it. The version prior to this was subject to a buffer overflow exploit, which this version fixed. Also, wget has been criticized for lax security programming by some. As far as I know, all security issues have been addressed with the current version. But still, use it at your own risk!

    Windows users. There is a version of wget for Windows available. I have not used it, and it's possible that the installation is not as easy as regular Windows programs. You can google and find it rather easily. But, you may be better off just downloading these files the old fashion way. Spend your energy learning Linux once you get it installed
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    The installation is every bit as easy . Just unzip the archive into it's own folder. I love wget . It's one hell of a tool, especially when scripting file retrievals. It's one of the first two *NIX tools I install in Windows (the other one being grep).

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    Thanks for the info cgkanchi

    Btw, another issue I had was that during the media check the non-oss cd failed twice. After the first failure I redownloaded the cd and burned it again with K3B. This cd failed again. I went ahead with the installation and it seemed to work ok. Don't know what's up with this.
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    Has anyone tried the apt-get dist upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1?

    Also, if you upgrade from 10.0 to 10.1... will Nessus still work?
    Right now, they only have a binary released for 10.0

    Also, if you want to lessen the load on the suse mirrors... there is always the torrent!

    I get MUCH faster speeds on the torrents and it makes me feel better because I'm contributing something to the suse community. (bandwidth).

    http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...M-i386.torrent
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    Hey Hey,

    For those of you that don't want to overload the SuSE servers or that aren't happy with the speeds. I'm currently grabbing everything (at 500KB/s )... Anyways... I'll be putting everything up on my server which is a "18000mbit connection" and everyone that's used it thus far has had great luck with it... you'll max out your download speed instead of the other way around...

    I'll post the links as soon as I can get them up there (hopefully by tomorrow night)..

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    Thanks for the info cgkanchi

    Btw, another issue I had was that during the media check the non-oss cd failed twice. After the first failure I redownloaded the cd and burned it again with K3B. This cd failed again. I went ahead with the installation and it seemed to work ok. Don't know what's up with this.
    Maybe the MD5 itself was entered wrongly/corrupted? Or maybe the MD5 might have been for a slightly different internal version that they forgot to update?

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    Maybe the MD5 itself was entered wrongly/corrupted? Or maybe the MD5 might have been for a slightly different internal version that they forgot to update?
    Hmm, I don't know. I think I got the second non-oss from a different mirror than the first. So I assumed (hoped) that the problem was not the image itself. And, it seems to have worked fine.
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