[ale] SUSE LINUX 9.3 ISO images Released to Mirrors
Dow.Hurst at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 8 00:55:31 EDT 2005
Anyone can use the ftp.ale.org mirror to do a net install. This has the
complete DVD based set of rpms rather than the CD based set of rpms that
are missing a few such as checkinstall or the kernel symbols rpm. Also,
the multimedia comment is bogus since the suse rpm based repository at
http://packman.links2linux.org/ has all the multimedia rpms and scripts
needed to have Mplayer on suse.
Go into Yast2 after downloading and starting an install with the 1st
CD. Change the source of the install so your doing a ftp install.
The server in Yast2 would be ftp.ale.org
The path would be pub/suse/i386/9.3
note the lack of an initial / or ending / on the path when filling in
the blanks in the Yast2 form. I think the Yast2 installation tool adds
what it needs automatically since it is looking for a file in the
distribution on the server that describes the repository and what it
Van Loggins wrote:
> article text is as follows:
> Some nine weeks after the official release of SUSE
> <http://distrowatch.com/suse> LINUX 9.3, an installable DVD image of
> the product has been released to SUSE's download mirrors. SUSE is one
> of the leading Linux distributions on the market; its latest release
> is compiled from over 1,000 popular software packages and provides an
> early look at some emerging technologies, such as Xen virtualisation
> and Beagle desktop search. Despite that, many reviewers were left
> unimpressed by what they call a "deliberate crippling" of multimedia
> support in this release. See the distribution's features pages
> <http://www.novell.com/products/linuxprofessional/overview.html> for
> further information about SUSE LINUX 9.3. The DVD image is now
> available from a number of German
> and international
> mirror sites, such as this one: SUSE-9.3-Eval-DVD.iso
> (4,280MB, MD5 <ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.3/iso/MD5SUMS>). As
> usual, a small network installation CD image for direct installation
> from a remote FTP or HTTP server is also available in the same
> directory as the DVD image.
> End of article
> Note in addition to the downloadable DVD image they also have a 5 disk
> CD ISO image set available for download for the professional version.
> I am not sure if it is the full Professional version or if it is
> missing packages.
> the closet mirror I have found that has it is the Georgia Tech mirror
> site. I'm pulling my cd disk iso images from there.
> I thought this might be of interest to all of the ALE members who use
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