Linux Distribution: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 4
SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 4
After much delay, the fourth beta release of SUSE Linux 10.1 is out:
About SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 4
"I'm glad to announce that we finally have a Beta4 available. Beta4 has a number of rough edges, so read the following before you decide to download and test it. I advise to not put it on any production system! Beta4 is really for the adventurous experts and not for anybody without good Linux experience. The installer is in a rather bad shape, only installation is supported - and the partitioner has some regressions as well. The rest of the system should be stable."
Beta4 is really for the adventurous experts and not for anybody
without a good Linux experience:* The CD 1 needs to remain in the cd drive after installing from
it. Do not remove it during the reboot and wait for YaST to request
Otherwise the installation of packages from CD 2-5 will fail
* Due to the integration of the new package manager which is not
complete, note the following non working pieces:
o Only a fresh installation is supported. Update from a previous
installation is not working!
o ncurses installation is not supported right now
o Some statistics do not work, e.g. you see "Size of packages to
install: 0" - or "Number of packages to install: 0", or "Software:
Default system (0)".
o The graphical package manager frontend has only a limited list of
"views", currently you get a list of all the packages and can only
search in them.
o Only adding of selections works. If you want to remove a
selection, remove all packages in that selection and run the
resolver manually with the "Check" button.
o Language dependend packages are not handled correctly. This
results in the installation of one package-$lang package but not
necessarily the one for the languages asked for.
o It is not possible to abort installation while installing
o Network Installations: smb/cifs does not work, http, nfs and ftp
o There are cases where during a ftp installation from the FACTORY
tree packages for the wrong architecture get installed
* The partitioner is broken in some cases which might result in:
o mixed up filesystem types - for example one chooses ext2 and the
partition is getting formatted with reiserfs
o creates double or totally obscure entries within the fstab of the
o makes inproper proposals for a standard partitioning
* There are no Release Notes shown - and the download of them fails.
Summing up: The installer is in a rather bad shape, only INSTALLATION
is supported - and the partitioner has some regressions as well. The
rest of the system should be stable.Further information and updates are available from
We renamed also the directories and filenames to remove the "OSS" from
the names to make it clear that there's only one SUSE Linux.
We've created on
on the mirrors of it) a repository with some non-OSS software.
SUSE Linux 10.1 is offered via bittorrent and via normal download.
Please use a mirror or the download.opensuse.org URL which directs you
to a mirror.
Download URLs for the torrents of the DELTA-ISOs:
Download URLs for the torrents of the full ISOs:
The ISO images can be downloaded from a number of SUSE mirrors as well as via BitTorrent; here is a quick link to the i386 torrent file: SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386 (3,338MB).
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