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Installation

Downloaded the openSuSE 10.2-GM with the Azure BitTorrent client. Chewed up most of my monthly bandwidth allocation in doing so. Better just buy the DVD disk next time...

Installation was reasonably painless except for few bugbears.

  1. This time, the installation never crashed.
  2. The installer correctly recognised my current GRUB settings. It correctly identified the boot settings for my (old) openSuSE 10.1 installation, and copied this into the new bootloader. Well done!
  3. USB mouse correctly auto-detected. However, at some stage during the installation, it was `undetected', and I then had to use keyboard shortcuts such as the TAB key for the rest of the installation.
  4. The correct screen resolution was not auto-detected this time.
  5. Again had trouble setting up the network. The network card (a Tulip/dmfe type card) was auto-detected. However neither DHCP or my attempted manual network configuration worked. As a result, update repositories were not auto-detected. On re-boot, this can be redone with YaST, under `Software -- Online Update Configuration'.
The YaST2 installer complains it does not have enough memory to run on the Muramasa CV-50 (256MB)! It requests that a swab partition be made available. My hard-drive already had a swap partition available from the openSuSE 10.1 installation. Otherwise, I suspect YaST2 will open up a partition manager to allow the user to create a swab partition.



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David Fong 2011-01-25