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LinuxBeginner: A Week with SuSE 9

Jan 27, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to robochan for this link. ]

"As per my normal methods, since I'm on a fairly quick cable connection, I prefer to install over the internet whenever possible. Since SuSE doesn't offer ISO images for download, this the only option. SuSE offers a small boot.iso image for the installer, but I opt to use their floppy images in/> stead. According to the README.FTP file, I will need at least the boot and modules 1 and 3 images, so I write those to disk and boot the machine.

"I'm met with a very attractive boot/install routine--considerably more so than I've come to expect from floppy based installations. Style points to SuSE right from the beginning. I choose the 'Installation' option from the provided menu, and am prompted for the modules 1 floppy, it churns a bit and I'm met with a familiar framebuffer text startup sequence.

"The GUI routine starts up and I'm prompted for language and keyboard settings. Then there's a 'Main Menu' consisting of 'Settings,' 'System information,' 'Kernel modules,' 'Start installation,' 'Exit,' and 'Power off.' I choose 'Kernel modules' and am shown a list of module types to choose from. I choose 'Load network card modules' so I can get my network card working for the FTP install. The installer prompts me for the modules 3 floppy and loads the modules into memory with a progress indicator. This is very nice so far--lots of communication showing what's happening..."

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