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July 18, 2008

Installing openSUSE on Fujitsu Seimens Esprimo V5535

Filed under: Open Source — wan muhamad azmi mamat @ 10:28 am

OpenSUSE is one of the most popular Linux distributions and sponsored by Novell and AMD. It is fully maintained by open source community inspired based on SUSE Linux version. The current version of openSUSE is 11.0 which have been released on 19th June 2008 (Download openSUSE here).

openSUSE

openSUSE

I installed openSUSE 10.3 on this laptop. After the cdrom read the installer cd, it showed the language selection, next the installation selection and then the loading Linux kernel.

Firstly, it asks the media check (checking installer cd) but it is an optional. It took around a minute to finish the media check process. Then it automatically probing the system hardware as shown in figure below.

Automatic system probing list

Automatic system probing list

Before the installation started, the network set up is performed. I used to ignore this process by unplugged the network cable, and resulted failure to access the network and internet after installation finished. Therefore, I suggest allowing this process and plugging the network cable to the router or switch.

Network setup

Network setup

After that, the installer automatically probing the system and list down the suggestion for partitioning and software or packages to be installed. User can use those suggestion or change with desired setting.

The installation suggestion list

The installation suggestion list

Modifying the partition setting

Modifying the partition setting

Select the indidvidual packages

Select the indidvidual packages

The installation process is performed after finishing formation the partition. Figures below show the installation process.

Formatting partition

Formatting partition

Installation in progress

Installation in progress

Root password setup

Root password setup

Network setting

Network setting

Running internet connection test

Running internet connection test

The user account is created after the system is rebooted when installation finished as figure below.

User account setup

User account setup

Front page at the first appearence

Front page at the first appearence

The system is now complete installed. I browsed and played around at the system. One thing that I realized is, the network is still problem with a weird condition. I can only access the google and google mail, not the other links. i have no idea why it can only access google link.

That’s all folks.

1 Comment »

  1. Hey, check that its all set to auto as this means your getting ur network limited so this wont be a driver problem as its letting some packages thought this is a config problem from what i could see i am testing 11 soon as its downloaded so i might repost and tell u how it went. and the same laptop.

    Comment by rexzooly — August 23, 2009 @ 1:38 am | Reply


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