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so come on then save me burning a disc how do i boot to the iso image again, to install it??

 

i've forgotten.. :pullhair:

 

going to be 2 1/2 hrs for me but that's a limit on my end and i'm dling both 32bit and 64bit at the same time.

 

:b33r:

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done installing....now how do i install the nvidia drivers?

 

gotta do it the manual way? ...or is there a repo??

 

...i'll be back.

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either, or, jackel, repo is easiest.

 

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Edited by terry1966

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damn, that was a PITA.

 

don't think there is a repo yet, so had to do it the manual way. which didn't use to be so hard....had to use bruce's instructions from here:

 

http://forums.pcpits...dpost&p=1689772

 

but up and running, and all updated....very nice!

 

EDIT: ok, fonts look kinda crappy...how do i fix those? *sigh*, i am totally out of touch with suse...need a refresher course! :lol:

 

:b33r:

Edited by JackeL

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Font look fine to me. Course, I'm mostly blind anyway. :lol:

 

From the x86_64 dvd, the default kde desktop installation took 32 minutes by stopwatch including accepting all updates, configuring 2 network cards, 1 dhcp and one static, and getting to the login screen.

 

[email protected]:~> df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdc1              40G  3.3G   35G   9% /
devtmpfs              3.5G  412K  3.5G   1% /dev
tmpfs                 3.5G   35M  3.5G   1% /dev/shm
/dev/sdc2             184G  189M  174G   1% /home
[email protected]:~> free -m
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:          7135       1204       5931          0         26        846
-/+ buffers/cache:        332       6803
Swap:        10239          0      10239
[email protected]:~>

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done installing....now how do i install the nvidia drivers?

 

gotta do it the manual way? ...or is there a repo??

 

...i'll be back.

 

No repo yet.

 

install kernel source, kernel syms, make, gcc

 

Blacklist the nouveau driver

 

/etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf

 

add line at bottom

 

blacklist nouveau

 

in Yast, go to system, boot loader, click edit, on the bottom section at the beginning add nomodeset

 

Save the settings and reboot

 

 

 

at the grub screen type

 

3

 

then when you get to the prompt log in as root and cd to the directory where you downloaded the nvidia driver and install as you normally would.

 

type reboot

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Font look fine to me. Course, I'm mostly blind anyway. :lol:

 

 

yeah, i fixed 'em...just needed a few adjustments. lol, like i said...out of touch here. :lol:

 

yep, thanks bruce....thats how i had to do it. i tried a few times without adding nomodeset and blacklisting the nouveau driver, then i remembered your post from a few days ago explaining all that.

 

installed fine after that. :)

Edited by JackeL

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bloody md5sum never matched so am downloading it again, just the 64bit this time, my isp must be throttling my connection now tho speeds only about 250kBs.. 5 hrs.. :bawling:

 

anyone know if an esata drive auto mounts(or is at least seen without adding it in yast) in 11.3??

 

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my download/burn/install went very smoothly.

 

i burned the dvd and won't be needing anymore, i know duanester expressed interest in the dvd (which i think bruce is taking care of)....if anyone else needs one, you are welcome to it. pm me with an address and its yours. :)

 

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oh man i can't wait to get it, my oh my it's gonna be good....

 

 

btw thanks to op for thread starter, informative info in here, keep it coming :tup:

 

i hope i can get past the resolve.conf thingy, if not' it isn't a problem :P

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Here's another cool way to install openSUSE without burning an iso. Download a live iso and dd it to an a an available unused hard disk and boot from the disk. It boots up just like the live cd. This works well for anyone with at least one hard disk with nothing on it. I have 8 in this machine and always have 1 or 2 free to play with. :lol: The hard disk boots and runs the installation the same as if it was running from a cd.

 

dd if=openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sda bs=M

Below, you can see a "fdisk -l" of sda after writing the iso to it and it looks like a regular partition structure. And, you can see that I got an average download speed of 1.51 MB/s. :rocks:

 

[email protected]:~/Download> wget -c -t inf http://mirrors.rit.edu/opensuse/distribution/11.3/iso/openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso
--2010-07-16 01:37:29--  http://mirrors.rit.edu/opensuse/distribution/11.3/iso/openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso
Resolving mirrors.rit.edu... 129.21.171.98
Connecting to mirrors.rit.edu|129.21.171.98|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 728760320 (695M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso'

100%[===============================================================================================>] 728,760,320 1.49M/s   in 7m 41s

2010-07-16 01:45:10 (1.51 MB/s) - `openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso' saved [728760320/728760320]

[email protected]:~/Download> wget http://mirrors.rit.edu/opensuse/distribution/11.3/iso/openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.md5
--2010-07-16 01:45:25--  http://mirrors.rit.edu/opensuse/distribution/11.3/iso/openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.md5
Resolving mirrors.rit.edu... 129.21.171.98
Connecting to mirrors.rit.edu|129.21.171.98|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 71 [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.md5'

100%[===============================================================================================>] 71          --.-K/s   in 0s

2010-07-16 01:45:25 (4.35 MB/s) - `openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.md5' saved [71/71]

[email protected]:~/Download> md5sum -c openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso.md5
openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso: OK
[email protected]:~/Download> su
Password:
Tyan1:/home/john/Download # dd if=openSUSE-11.3-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sda bs=M
695+0 records in
695+0 records out
728760320 bytes (729 MB) copied, 28.0904 s, 25.9 MB/s
Tyan1:/home/john/Download # fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 251.0 GB, 251000193024 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 239372 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x86304a82

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         695      711680   83  Linux
Tyan1:/home/john/Download # su john
[email protected]:~/Download>

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nice john, but how do i mount the dvd image so i can boot it from grub, i can't remember.. :tup:

 

it's on my home partition, that's not going to be formatted so think it should work ok, well i seem to remember doing it this way before.. :rofl2:

 

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Same as always Terry. :lol:

 

Get the iso's installation kernel and initrd, copy them into a new folder in /boot/grub, then create a menu.lst entry to boot them. I also rename the long iso file so it will be easy to remember and type later. I rename openSUSE-11.3-DVD-x86_64.iso to suse.iso. Copy the iso to the root of your home partition.

 

[email protected]:~> su
Password:
Tyan1:/home/john # cd /home
Tyan1:/home # ls
john  openSUSE-11.3-DVD-x86_64.iso
Tyan1:/home # mv openSUSE-11.3-DVD-x86_64.iso suse.iso
Tyan1:/home # mkdir 1
Tyan1:/home # mount -o loop suse.iso 1
Tyan1:/home # mkdir /boot/suse11.3-64
Tyan1:/home # cp 1/boot/x86_64/loader/linux /boot/suse11.3-64/
Tyan1:/home # cp 1/boot/x86_64/loader/initrd /boot/suse11.3-64/
Tyan1:/home # umount 1
Tyan1:/home # su john
[email protected]:/home>

Now on a new line add a correct menu.lst (kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst) entry to boot into the installation. I also added a vga mode that I know works but it's not really necessary I think.

 

title Install openSUSE 11.3 x86_64 from iso on sdb2 named suse.iso
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/suse11.3-64/linux vga=0x31a
    initrd /boot/suse11.3-64/initrd

Now reboot and select that. It will say something like please insert a cd but hit the tab key and go back. Then hit the enter key the next 4 times until you can choose a hard disk installation source. It will show you all partitions and you can arrow to the correct one (sdb2 for this example) pressing enter at that. Then it will ask you to "enter the installation source directory" which will take an iso as valid so I enter

 

/suse.iso

After that, the installation begins exactly like if you booted to the burned DVD.

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thanks john, :tup:

 

i'd completely forgotten about extracting those files. :rofl2:

 

will probably get round to installing this weekend.

 

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