Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Nov 2011 23:38 UTC, submitted by sb56637
SuSE, openSUSE And another popular Linux distribution pushes a new release out the door. This time around, it's openSUSE, as they just released version 12.1. Other than the usual latest and greatest version of all the open source desktops and associated tools, there's a few other interesting tidbits in this release as well.
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One word...
by antik on Thu 17th Nov 2011 12:26 UTC
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Downloaded iso image with torrent and burned into dvdrw. So far so good. Started my Dell XPS 1210 with 4GB of ram with this DVD and it booted up fine. Started installer...BLACK SCREEN... Started installer in VESA...BLACK SCREEN. Started installer in text mode- finally something to do. Autopartitioning shrinked my old windows ntfs partition- nay I want TO DELETE IT dumbass. Deleted partition and created ext4 partitions as usual- installation and... ERROR 400- W.F?! Second attempt, at least there is no ntfs already, NEW INSTALLATION - err, it does not use already existing partitions but made new ones... W.F?! OK managed to create new partitions from scratch and installed OpenSuse successfully...

Reboot...ERROR can't find root partition... WHAT THE FUCK!??!!!?!=!=!=?!?


Fortunately I burned this CRAP onto my RW disk so I can delete this bullshit out of my way.

P.S. BTW I have LPIC-1 certificate with maximum points. So no, I am not computer illiterate.

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RE: One word...
by daedalus on Thu 17th Nov 2011 14:18 in reply to "One word..."
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I'm probably just feeding the troll here, but anyway...

Have you considered the possibility that the OpenSUSE installer might be quite different to that of the basic installation you carried out to get your certificate? I'm not saying you're computer illiterate, but I know people with driving licences who are rubbish drivers, or don't know what all the buttons do in their car. It could also be some sort of issue with some funky Dell hardware in that XPS.

Anyway, it's probably a little early to be shouting FAIL at the distro, if some other likelihoods haven't been ruled out first...

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RE: One word...
by avgalen on Thu 17th Nov 2011 16:42 in reply to "One word..."
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Many of your points are valid, but this one is absurd:
"Autopartitioning shrinked my old windows ntfs partition- nay I want TO DELETE IT dumbass"
If you think that the default value of an auto partitioner should be to delete partitions then I know who the dumbass really is

Could you imagine how many support calls that would give? "I wanted to try this new distro and now all my previous data is gone"

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