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PostSubject: 13.1 need some help   Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:26 pm

I've been trying to burn the ISO for 13.1 but can not get the dvd to boot.

Is there something else I need to do before burning?

This is for the 32 bit but was considering trying the 64 instead.
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PostSubject: Re: 13.1 need some help   Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:40 pm

Are you sure the DVD was burned successfully? You might consider doing:
md5sum /dev/sr0, or sha1sum /dev/sr0 just to compare the DVD with the iso checksum
That at least would eliminate one possibility.
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PostSubject: Re: 13.1 need some help   Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:00 pm

Verifying the checksum is a good place to start. If the DVD fails, verify the checksum of the downloaded file itself. That's where I pick up errors, mostly. But I have a rather unreliable Internet connection.

Make sure you're burning the DVD as an ISO, not as a data DVD. Different burning applications this this by different terms. I've been confused by some. K3B is pretty clear about it now, I think it even asks if you're sure, if you're doing it wrong. Smile

In the past, burning the CD/DVD at the highest possible speed caused errors; slowing the burner down seemed to increase reliability. Don't know if it's still a problem or not, but it's something to try.

You didn't set the BIOS to *not* boot from the DVD drive for security reasons, and then forgot to set it back? Something I'd do. Sad

Good luck, and let us know the results.

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PostSubject: Re: 13.1 need some help   Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:37 pm

OK,  it seems that the ISO was corrupted so I tried again but now it hangs in limbo and will not download anything. My connection is good (fios) so there might be something wrong on their end.

I will resume this again later.
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PostSubject: Re: 13.1 need some help   Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:42 am

There is a very good alternative download location at Argonne Labs in the U.S.
http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/opensuse/opensuse/distribution/12.3/iso/
If you have ongoing download problems, it's a good alternative.
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PostSubject: Re: 13.1 need some help   Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:04 pm

Here is a review by "Dedoimedo" who holds his opinions in very high regard:
http://dedoimedo.com/computers/opensuse-13-1.html
I did not experience the crashing problems he describes. The difference may well be due to dissimilar hardware.
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PostSubject: Re: 13.1 need some help   Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:36 pm

I have an aging board in my case and will try to upgrade soon but we just finished building a new "low budget" gaming computer for my son and I will have to wait till after the holidays to do anything else.

And if the new issue of Linux mag. has a Suse dvd, I'll save me some time and have a good read too!
If not, than I will replace my M/B anyway and continue the download.
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