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New to Linux...I'm lost

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I'm not sure why but I can't seem to add comments to the question I account has been changed by ee and maybe thats the reason.  I am posting the question and comments again below.  Could computer 101 please delete question

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Title: New to Linux and I'm Lost
From: jpanderson
Date: 08/30/2002 06:19PM PST
Status: Waiting for Answer
Points: 100
Hi everyone,
I thought I was going to learn about linux and heard SuSE 8.0 was pretty simple.  I have tried the live evaluation cd but wanted to go to the next level and install linux on the hard drive.  I partitioned a drive in ext2 for linux, downloaded the iso to create a bootable cd and inserted the cd, rebooted the system and went into linux installation.  Everything was going fine until it asked for installation disk 1, thats where I got lost.  I have read the readme files on the site and can't figure out what files I need.  I have tried getting the files from the image folder and putting them on a cd and also tried getting the files from folder a1 and putting them on a cd and they didn't work either.  I could burn a lot of cd's before I get this figured out or someone from here might be able to point me in the right direction.

I'm not sure how hard this question will be for experienced linux users so I will start the bidding at 100 points, if it needs more points I will ajust up later.
Thanks in advance,
Question History
Comment from rid
 Accept Comment As Answer  08/31/2002 08:28AM PST
I have practically no SuSE experience, but I think they produce a fairly large distribution; were there more than one .iso file to download? You may need to burn CD:s from each .iso and feed the box as they are asked for...

Comment from mbarbos
 Accept Comment As Answer  08/31/2002 08:30AM PST
If you have a good internet connection, I suggest you try to install via ftp. If you go to, there's a README.FTP. Maybe this could be a start.
To burn the CD you'll have to download the file boot.iso (from disks) and use this file as the disk image file. Look in the documentation of your CD burning software how this is done
Burned the only iso onto cd and it booted the system then as explained asked for installation disk 1 which is where I get lost.

Boot from iso created cd but then asks for disk 1 and I don't have a chance to download/install from ftp as I don't have a chance to configure network (have highspeed through router).

As stated by readme.ftp I copied the files to cd and inserted it when it asked for installation disk 1 and it said it wasn't correct.  I don't see what difference copying it to the hard drive as stated would be but I will try it.  I won't have access to the computer until monday night but will report the results then.

In the meantime please submit more suggestions as I don't think the correct advice has been given yet.  Anyone out there with actual experience installing SuSE 8.0 by downloading from would be the ticket here.


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