Home > SuSE, openSUSE > SuSE Linux 9.0 FTP Installation Now Available SuSE Linux 9.0 FTP Installation Now Available Eugenia Loli 2003-11-23 SuSE, openSUSE 58 Comments SuSE Linux can be installed free of charge directly from their FTP server. More info and links here. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 58 Comments 2003-11-23 9:53 pm Najs! o/ 2003-11-23 10:08 pm Only SuSE itself has it at this time ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.0. Anyone know when kernel 2.6 will be released? It’s got to be close judging from this http://www.kernelnewbies.org/status/ 2003-11-23 10:27 pm They certainly took their time getting it on there (they said this weekend, and they put it out sunday afternoon). Now I can actually have software unavaiable in the 9.0 Personal Edition I bought, such as Xemacs. Anonymous, don’t feed the trolls. 2003-11-23 10:33 pm Certainly. See http://www.osnews.com/phorum/read.php?f=4&i=3910&t=3910#reply_3910. 2003-11-23 10:34 pm I would have posted them here, but I didn’t feel like writing everything over again, and that would probably be considered spam. 2003-11-23 10:39 pm Finally, a distro I’ve been trying to test for quite some time! (I don’t like the eval cd… And I won’t buy it just for testing) Any chance they release cd images? 2003-11-23 10:39 pm I used SuSE up to the 7.x series then I switched to RedHat. I am not sure I want to use Fedora at this time so I am now looking at SuSE again. I have a question someone might be able to answer. I own a USB1.1 6-in-1 flash memory card reader. In order for it to work in Redhat, I had to comiple my own kernel with SCSI multi-lun support. This was so I could read data from all the different flash card slots. My question is does Suse kernels support SCSI multi-lun out of the box or would I have to compile that feature in? Thanks for the help. 2003-11-23 10:53 pm that comes with crossover office, winex, and crossover plugin? it costs 40 bucks!!! that is insain!!! definatly going after Xandros. 2003-11-23 11:01 pm Suse’s Linux is my favorite distro. The new 9.0 has been great so far for me. 2003-11-23 11:06 pm Xandros costs less. If you buy SUSE Pro that sets you back $80 + Wine Rack that is $120. The Deluxe Edition of Xandros Desktop 2 (soon to be released and the most up to date commercial distribution) costs $90 and includes all of the Cross over stuff and from what I’ve heard from beta testers it is much more polished than SUSE for desktop use. If you buy the SUSE UPDATE that sets you back $50 + Wine Rack that is $120. The Deluxe Edition of Xandros Desktop 2 is only $45 for Xandros Desktop 1.x users. So anyway you look at it Xandros is cheaper and after a year sicne the release of xandros Desktop 1, the company’s first product, I’m sure Xandros Desktop 2 will be great. 2003-11-23 11:22 pm i bought SuSE-9 personal to give it a try, and i will say it is good, heck i would even reccomend SuSE-9 to soccer moms and Ma & Pa Kettle too HapptTrails :^) 2003-11-23 11:23 pm I’ve got suse 8.2. and and my 6-1 usb card reader nearly works completely. I say “nearly” as it seems to get a bit confused as to which card is which (changes device letters) Worked for me right out of the box, which is damned good as an normal person (like me) has no idea or inclination to recompile anything. Now if only I could bluetooth and my Minolta digital camera and my printer working….. 2003-11-23 11:30 pm SuSe is cool. It is probably the closest anyone has ever come to a workable desktop Linux OS. However this version crapped out when attempting to detect my video card -indeed I tried three and it crapped out on them all. So be warned, if it does aim to be a desktop OS, it still has a long way to go. Q 2003-11-23 11:30 pm Suse 9 is great. I just picked up an AMD 64 bit version as well for my new box. I really like the gnome look to their 9 series. Everything is together really well. 2003-11-23 11:43 pm You what kind of old and useless video card were you using ? Nvidia, ATI, Maxtor, 3dFX, etc.. cards and many more are supported with SuSE. 2003-11-23 11:47 pm This fixes the nearly http://www.linux-sxs.org/hardware/flashreaders.html just make sure the sg_map command runs on startup 2003-11-23 11:52 pm Couldn’t get to download the boot.iso; server is too busy. But, I managed to get the boot, modules1 and modules3 floppy images. Those 3 floppies (modules3 is for nic drivers) are all you need to begin an ftp-install. I’ll try my luck, but expect a slow install taking +4 hours (usually takes 1.5 hours for kde+gnome+development+games+multimedia and etc). Otherwise, will do it after few days when all the hoopla cools down. 2003-11-23 11:55 pm At last! im so happy 2003-11-23 11:57 pm My network is behind a proxy server, so when I install software via HTTP or FTP, I need to configure the proxy server’s IP address. Does this FTP install allow for that? 2003-11-24 12:12 am Suse is especially good for people with less than quick internet connections since it comes with so many packages. 2003-11-24 12:14 am Be real, people. No matter distro you’re talking about, somebody, somewhere has had a horrid experience with it. Doesn’t make a distro lousy just because Joe Nobody had a problem with it. And when all is said and done, we all know what they say about opinions, right? 2003-11-24 12:15 am Sure, the answer is yes. You can configure it before you enter the IP address (make sure it’s numerical) of the ftp server. Update: I am set to go, but as I expected the server is too busy; downloading the ramdisk (46760 kb) is taking long, I estimate it will take 10-15 minutes. On the other hand, installation upto now is similar to SuSE 8.2, but modules3 floppy contains more nic drivers. 2003-11-24 12:27 am What version of KDE does it ship with? The website makes it sound like it’s just regular 3.1 but is it 3.1.4 like Mandrake ships with, or really just 3.1? 2003-11-24 12:33 am It ships with 3.1.4. Check here: http://www.suse.com/us/private/products/suse_linux/i386/kde.html 2003-11-24 12:36 am oh, I thought it was a stand alone distro. so it is software that sits on top of a SUSE distrobution then? 2003-11-24 12:37 am What IP address are you guys using? 2003-11-24 12:37 am want to tell us what card you have? 2003-11-24 12:46 am http://ftp.suse.com (184.108.40.206), directory /pub/suse/i386/9.0. AFAIK, that’s the only working server in the US for now. 2003-11-24 12:48 am Sweet thanks! 2003-11-24 12:54 am can the install be resumed, if there’s a network interruption? 2003-11-24 1:00 am I have done several ftp-installs, there were few interruptions (due to my connection), but resumed the installation by clicking a “Retry” button. 2003-11-24 1:22 am > I own a USB1.1 6-in-1 flash memory card reader. In order for it to work in Redhat, I had to comiple my own kernel with SCSI multi-lun support. This was so I could read data from all the different flash card slots. My question is does Suse kernels support SCSI multi-lun out of the box or would I have to compile that feature in? Worked right out of the box for me, along with every other piece of hardware. I had to specify my monitor–that’s about it. SUSE 9.0 is modestly evolutionary, not the quantum leap 8.x was compared to the 7.x releases. But there are so many small things that are improved, I feel it was worth the money. I used 8.2 to wean a number of Windows users over to Linux, and feel that 9.0 will prove even more successful. I’ve recently put quite a few hours on RH 9 and Mandrake 9.1 (and 9.2). They’re both great distros, but SUSE seems the more polished product. 2003-11-24 1:29 am Apparently, the server isn’t yet ready. I tried twice, but got this error: “Cannot read package data from installation data. Media error?” 2003-11-24 1:50 am The server is ready, you get this when the limited ftp connections are exceeeded. Everyone, use mirrors! I have already installed base+kde system from a German mirror successfully. 2003-11-24 1:50 am >Suse 9 is great. I just picked up an AMD 64 bit version as >well for my new box. I really like the gnome look to their 9 >series. Everything is together really well. Where is this x86-64 version of SuSE 9? The only version on SuSE’s site is 8.2-beta. ftp://220.127.116.11/pub/suse/x86_64/ 2003-11-24 1:54 am > that comes with crossover office, winex, and crossover plugin? > it costs 40 bucks!!! that is insain!!! definatly going after Xandros. Why is it insane? According to SUSE, CrossOver Office $60, CrossOver Plugin $35, WineX $60, Marble Blast $20 so you have a big worth of more than $40. 2003-11-24 2:19 am Xandros costs less. What and the world does this post have to do with the subject “SuSE Linux 9.0 FTP Installation Now Available”. This is a FREE ftp download. I am so sick of trying to read reviews about a topic that is being reviewed and your have to read crap about stuff that is totally unrelated. Please forgive for feeding the trolls tonight.I just had to vent. 2003-11-24 2:25 am Ok I have had one or two nice offers on this thread, so there are genuine folks around. If you can answer this, or know how to stop the Yast installer from probing for my video card (so that I can actually complete an install) please feel free to email me at raid517 At fairadsl.co.uk. This forum probably isn’t appropriate for answering specific problems like these. Q 2003-11-24 2:32 am >>Forgot – my webhost does funky things with file extensions it doesn’t deem “normal”. And apparently it thinks ISO is an abnormal extension. Anyway – try this link instead – http://www.davidcourtney.org/bootiso.zip Why was that moderated down? It’s somebody being helpful, not a troll. God I hate this site lately and it’s bizarre moderating process…if you could call it that. It seems like it’s done on a whim most of the time. 2003-11-24 2:51 am > Why was that moderated down? It’s somebody being helpful, not a troll. Whom does it help? The lazy ones who don’t lookup the mirror list? And if you get the boot.iso and start the installation you’re still faced with the same problem as before, finding a not jammed mirror. Not even considering that someone could offer a malicious boot.iso. 2003-11-24 3:16 am Not even considering that someone could offer a malicious boot.iso ever heard of md5sum? 2003-11-24 4:36 am I meant the GOOD insane not the bad insane. like “THESE ARE INSANE DEALS WE HAVE HERE PEOPLE!!!” and stuff like that. 2003-11-24 6:25 am My Suse Box 8.2 and 7.3 was in the corner. And the next is FC-1, though I sticked with RH 5 years and keep working on it now. I do not count some of well-known ditros such as Debian, Mdk … which I tried. Lastly, I concluded Linux is Linux, is kernel, all distros are just spicies. And Slackware comes to me. Well simple, clean, fast, very rocky and very less bugs. Thanks OSNews conviced me to give Slackware a try and stick with it forever 🙂 Just a personal opinion //end 2003-11-24 7:03 am I tried a Gforce FX 5200, a Radeon 9800 Pro, and the onboard graphics of my 2 month old Via KM400 motherboard which uses their latest S3 Unichrome graphics chip. What is old and out of date about that? I’ll leave the first part of that out due to it being a worthless comment. Ok you can’t get your video working. Have you tried doing the update during the install? I have a NVIDIA 5600 FX Ultra and I can get it to work no problems. if you tried you could have gotten it to work, I’m fairly new to linux and it was EXTREMELY easy. So that shows that either you probably shouldn’t be using linux, or that you’re just biased against suse. Either way if you run the update during the install it will download UPDATES and your video card will work just fine. No muss no fuss. Suse is an all around great distrubition. Yes it has some work that needs to be done but so does every other operating system out there. If you don’t like it don’t go whining about how it sucks. Just go out and buy yourself a big ol’ wheel of cheese and keep your comments to yourself. 2003-11-24 7:08 am Why was that moderated down? It’s somebody being helpful, not a troll. God I hate this site lately and it’s bizarre moderating process…if you could call it that. It seems like it’s done on a whim most of the time. I’ll second that! Someone hyper-sensitive lives behind this site. 2003-11-24 7:11 am I just picked up an already discounted SuSE Professional 9.0 from a major eTailer, slapped together a new ($9 Chinese-made low-ball) box from spare parts: slightly flaky MSI mobo (oozing caps!), aging Matrox M200, AMD Athlon 750 MHz, etc. It installed without a hitch, booted perfectly the first time, recognized all the hardware correctly and is zipping along quite nicely. If this keeps up I just might have to install on my main machine to displace Windows 2000/FreeBSD 4.8/Mandrake 9.1. Keep up the good work SuSE/Novell!!! Ernie 2003-11-24 7:41 am Well its very sluggish(i have an amdxp2200), YAST freezes when I try to add software, and it cant see my epson cx3200 even though it works fine in slackware 9.1. 3/5 IM GOING BACK TO SLACKWARE. 2003-11-24 7:54 am “Xandros costs less. What and the world does this post have to do with the subject “SuSE Linux 9.0 FTP Installation Now Available”. This is a FREE ftp download. I am so sick of trying to read reviews about a topic that is being reviewed and your have to read crap about stuff that is totally unrelated. Please forgive for feeding the trolls tonight.I just had to vent.” Not with the subject, it was a response to another post. Out of curiousity, WHAT DOES YOUR POST HAVE TO DO WITH THE SUBJECT “SuSE Linux 9.0 FTP Installation Now Available”? 2003-11-24 2:07 pm So where can you get a full version without paying an arm and a leg when stuck with a 28k connection? 2003-11-24 2:30 pm In the next store or local Linux user group. 2003-11-24 2:50 pm I love how people get so mad about the little things who cares if someone posts something about the wrong thing skip it and move on. Your post had nothing to do with ftp from suse either so before you yell at someone else for posting dumb things think and dont come back and post something even more stupid. anyway if you have a compusa or something like that they should have it for you to buy there.. 2003-11-24 3:02 pm “I’ll leave the first part of that out due to it being a worthless comment. OK you can’t get your video working. Have you tried doing the update during the install? I have a NVIDIA 5600 FX Ultra and I can get it to work no problems. if you tried you could have gotten it to work, I’m fairly new to Linux and it was EXTREMELY easy. So that shows that either you probably shouldn’t be using Linux, or that you’re just biased against SuSe. Either way if you run the update during the install it will download UPDATES and your video card will work just fine. No muss no fuss. SuSe is an all around great distribution. Yes it has some work that needs to be done but so does every other operating system out there. If you don’t like it don’t go whining about how it sucks. Just go out and buy yourself a big ol’ wheel of cheese and keep your comments to yourself.” Well, you will be pleased to know that the first part of my comments have been moderated down. Nonetheless they still stand. What on earth are you going on about? You don’t get to be a Linux fascist (that’s not the words I was thinking of – but the words I was thinking of would probably be moderated down as well) until you have used it for at least a couple of years. Try using it like I have for more than 3 years and come back and then tell me how l33t you are. Indeed try using Gentoo, as I also have for the last 18 months – and then maybe we can talk. You have it all wrong man, you don’t become dementedly defensive every time someone makes a mildly critical – but largely reasonable comment about whatever distribution you might be using that week. I think maybe you have been reading too many posts by Linux zealots – and have misinterpreted this so much that you have somehow become an uber zealot. Did I run update before completing the installation? Pleaaase, what do you take me for? If something doesn’t work man, it just doesn’t work it’s that simple. In many ways I am probably a much more hard core Linux user than you (I cut my teeth on Slackware) – but as the Red Hat CEO has said here on these pages, only when Linux can be installed with close to a 100% reliability, have great hardware support – and not produce anomalies such as these – of which in my wide experience of Linux I can assure you there are many) will it finally be ready for the masses. If you can’t accept that and want to bury your head in the sand over it, that’s fair enough. Just don’t go imposing your unreasonable world view on everyone else. Maybe one day Linux will get there. Perhaps 5 years from now we might have something approaching a reasonable consumer class OS. But there are obstacles that may prevent this from becoming a reality. Predominantly the existing (and disparate) Linux development model being chief among these. The only good reason for most of us to use Linux at this time is that it’s not MS. Is that a good enough reason for everyone to switch? I think not. Q 2003-11-24 3:25 pm >> So where can you get a full version without paying an arm and a leg when stuck with a 28k connection? You could buy the pro update, the pro educational version or the personal edition, even the full priced pro version isn’t an arm and a leg IMO. If you really wanted the download edition, you would need to get a friend who has sufficient bandwidth to burn it to CD or DVD (you probably wouldn’t be able to install from these disks you would need to copy it to your harddisk (or a computer networked to yours) and do a harddisk (or network) install). 2003-11-24 3:39 pm SuSE 8.2 has the following in the kernel configuration file for the default suse kernel: # # Some SCSI devices (e.g. CD jukebox) support multiple LUNs # # CONFIG_SCSI_DEBUG_QUEUES is not set CONFIG_SCSI_MULTI_LUN=y # CONFIG_SCSI_CONSTANTS is not set # CONFIG_SCSI_LOGGING is not set 2003-11-24 3:47 pm i would like to see an iso image. 2003-11-24 4:08 pm You can get them off bittorrent. All 5CDS(~3.5GB). I posted the torrent about a month ago but its still proably at http://www.suprnova.org 2003-11-24 8:16 pm Everybody should try it. I’m a Windows XP person, but I like using Suse. Suse is a few steps away from the (easy) desktop. 2003-11-25 12:42 am Is there any way to set this ftp site up as a software source in YaST2? I can’t seem to get any of the mirrors to work as download software sources for my CD install. I get an ERROR(InstSrc:E_no_instsrc_on_media) when i try.