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Linux.ie: SuSE 7.0 Installation Review

Oct 21, 2000, 14:39 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Dunphy)

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"I got the professional update version a few weeks ago. This included 6 CDs, 1 DVD and 3 Manuals. I have already sold off the CDs, as I've been using the DVD editions for sometime. I think SuSE are the only ones providing Linux on a DVD which makes great sense. Looking at the packaging there is 1500+ apps on the 6 CDs and 1800+ apps on the DVD. The update version is intended for those who have good experience in using Linux so the 3 manuals would be a bit sparse for first time users. Luckily the full manual is included as a PDF on both the DVD and CD should anyone need it."

"The DVD is bootable, so put it in the drive and let it go. YAST2 has been greatly improved and detected almost everything, i.e my SBLive, Modem, SCSI card (PCI one only though!), DVD, CDROM and CDRW (although as usual with SuSE no IDE-SCSI set up...)."

"I have 30G of Harddisk space with 5Gb for Windows, 2Gb for BeOS and 4Gb for /home. So I decided to leave the other 19Gb available (I deleted my SuSE 6.4) for SuSE and install everything (except sources). After about 7 hours it was installed. Out of the 19Gb I had about 5 or 6Gb free."

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