SuSE Linux AG made the “Live Eval” version of SuSE Linux 8.2 available for free download. With this version, you can take a glance at the look and feel of SuSE Linux on your machine before you decide to deploy SuSE Linux on your PC. If you prefer the FTP installation instead (which installs the full SuSE Linux on your hard drive), check the tutorial over at PCLinuxOnline.
SuSE Linux 8.2 Live Evaluation Available
2003-05-26 SuSE, openSUSE 16 Comments
Is this still a release candidate? There is no German server listed for a Germany-based distribution either, nice work.
This is no release candidate. suse 8.2 is working perfectly.
This Live-eval CD is available long time ago even before retail version and FTP version available.
I like this CD and it works for any linux rescue disk.
There are German mirrors, but they are for the German version of the live CD:
I am thinking you could format your hard drive, chroot / and then copy the contents of the cd over to the hard drive, run lilo then reboot?
Would this work?
April 15 2003.
Heheheheh… Didn´t see that one coming. Probably, something like that _might_ work.
Could any LiveCD user give it a shot and tell us, please? 🙂
Yep… some tips about using the LIVE distro for a HD installation should be nice.
Why don’t you guys wake up and try the net install instead of whining about guides to a Live CD install?
if you have the bandwith and drive space, just download the whole stinkin ftp directory tree.
I did….I download the whole thing onto a fat32 partition in a folder called suse, and it installed perfectly.
This distro absoutely rules. It makes Red Hat and Mandrake feel like hobby hacks (I’m just a home desktop user though).
The only thing that I missed was preintalled/configured java. I hate installing java….such a pain.
I’m going to buy a copy when I see it on the store shelves. i love it….that sexy little two-bit SuSE!
Download the 8.2 tree BUT minus the /src sub tree — this makes it 6 CDs instead of 10 if you RAR it up. That is, if you don’t need the sources which is pretty likely. If you were to need some of them, you can always connect online and get what you need. I have my 8.2 folder on a W2K Anonymous FTP in my LAN, installation is as fast as from CD minus the hassle to always have to dig around my room looking for the CDs.
all you do is install=ftp://ip/directory
I love it, and thanks for the news bite and links. Will be migrating this fall to SuSE and this is a nice preview. God I can’t get the stank of Windows of me.
Tried it this morning – very good. Looks slick and with plenty of software. Nice it worked with NVidia straight away. Didn’t cope with NTFS to save the config and did not detect my Hauppage TV card but not essential I guess. Would be nice if it would FTP the config somewhere for you 🙂
SUSE looks ace – better than Redhat which is the last distro I tried. Still with XP Pro for the moment but I may be dual booting again soon.
Anybody know how to get the install to recognize pppoe?
I would like to install, on my hard disk, the SUSE distribution but I cann’t use the network (from FTP site) because I try with my 43Kb async connection and fails (more than one time). Is it very impossible to “install” from Live CD-ROM ?
I buy the Live SUSE CD-ROM attached to an IT Newspaper, but now, what can I do with it ?