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I've tried but I need some help to install SUSE. first: is 9.3 free? second: where do I start? (iso's or ftp? I'm confused) It's not that I'm stupid but ...
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    SUSE headache


    I've tried but I need some help to install SUSE.

    first: is 9.3 free?

    second: where do I start? (iso's or ftp? I'm confused)

    It's not that I'm stupid but this has been a very bad week for me and I can't seem to figure this out. I tried a ftp install (i think) but it (or me) couldn't figure out how to get to the internet, so I think i'll just backup and ask where to begin

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    SUSE 9.3 is not free YET. A couple of months away. 9.2 is free though.
    Do you have a dvd burner, if so, you can dl from here.
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=suse

    Eighth article down.
    And here if you need burning instructions.
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iewcat&catid=8

    Hope this helps
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    SuSE 9.3 won't be free until a few months from now via Novell's SuSE FTP site, which will carry the ISOs that you will need to download. I believe they still have 9.2 available if you feel like starting with that for now.

    You'll need to get to their FTP site in order to download the ISOs. Here's a link to it: http://www.novell.com/products/linux...t_mirrors.html

    Hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions (hopefully not too hard since I'm still learning Linux myself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    SUSE 9.3 is not free YET. A couple of months away. 9.2 is free though.
    Do you have a dvd burner, if so, you can dl from here.
    http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=suse

    Eighth article down.
    And here if you need burning instructions.
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iewcat&catid=8

    Hope this helps
    Heh, you type fast budman7...

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    thanks for replying so fast.

    sadly i do not have a dvd burner just a cd-rw (i should have spend the extra 40 but at the time dvds when no the biggest thing)

    i look at the ftp and found a file: SUSE-Linux-9.2-mini-installation.iso

    got it, burned it, tried it. but i got to the point where it said something like "no network module"

    so i go back and try and add the realtek one (because that looks like what i got) but that one didn't work. next i tried the next one down thinking that as long as something worked it would starting installing. well it loaded the module but the error "no network module" remainded.

    what do i do next? (i'll just be reading the new edition of tux mag while you answer.)

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    I don't know how much help this will be, but you can check it out.

    http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2001/0..._internet.html
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    i think the problem was in the choice of module i tried the other ones that represented realtec and that seemed to do it.

    im sorry that i can't say that i got the system up but its late at night and i can't do a ftp install overnight (well i could but that might effect my test scores of the ap test i take tomorrow)

    but i will keep you informed

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    I look forward to reaing about your success.
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    all right I just finished installing. everything works except that I can't turn on 3d acceleration.

    it gives me this message (not direct quote)
    you need to install the commercial driver via YaST online update
    but after doing that it still gives me the same message so can anyone tell me what to do?
    [EDIT] IGNORE THIS POST it started working after the kernel patch
    ps I really like suse 9.2, its great

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    I am glad you got it working.
    Because I have no idea how to get 3D acceleration working. The old video card I have doesn't support 3D.
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