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Re: [opensuse] Opensuse 11.0 Boot iso
- From: "Brian K. White" <brian@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 23:15:12 -0400
- Message-id: <043601c8d1ba$b0924f80$6b00000a@venti>
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From: "JB2" <yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Opensuse 11.0 Boot iso
On 18 June 08, Brian K. White wrote:
As I also pointed out, just having a DVD drive doesn't mean you can
even burn the DVD Isos. I'm looking at 4 computers and only 1 has a
DVDRW drive. 2 have DVD-CDRWs and the other has only a CD drive. If
I didn't have the DVDRW here, I'd be unable to burn the medium to
You don't ned a dvd burner to install from the dvd image.
You can download it and loopback mount it and either rsync the contents to
a usb drive or access the mount point via http/ftp/nfs http is the
simplest to set up and use both on the server and client side imo.
And of course, you twit, every newbie to linux will know *instantly* what
all that gobbledygook means. You should see a vet for that foot-in-mouth
disease you've got.
A newbie should no more expect to do something like get current software to run
on 10 year old hardware than they should expect to do anything else that is
both out of the ordinary and outside of their particular field of expertise.
A newbie, requiring things to "just work", should run old software on old
hardware, or new software on new hardware.
You also conveniently failed to notice that I also suggested writing up very
newbie-friendly instructions on a wiki.
You also conveniently fail to recognize that these are install disks, implying
new installations, implying new hardware in most cases. Old machines are
largely already running something, and for re-installs, should probably best
just re-install the same thing. The remaining tiny fraction of people wanting
to do something frankly silly should not consume suse's resources. If you can't
upgrade the hardware, then what's so horribly unfair about not upgrading the
No one is forcing you (figurative) to get 11.0 just because it came out. It
doesn't magically break your existing install.
It will be 2 more years yet most likely before the last cd distribution (10.3)
gets pulled off the mirrors. By then, how many cd-only machines will need new
installs? Suse will surly do whatever the market demands. So you vote for cd's.
Fine. Apparently it's you and 65 other people, or else there would be cd's. Who
knows, as 11.0 goes into production, maybe the calls will come pouring in and
you'll be proven right. My guess is hardly anyone needs them anymore and if
that's true then all my arguments so far stand. If not then not. It's not
anything to get crazy over.
I'm sorry you don't like what I have to say on this topic. You are free to have
any kind of opinion. But if you want to argue it, you need to come up with a
better counter argument than calling your debate opponent a twit.
Brian K. White brian@xxxxxxxxx http://www.myspace.com/KEYofR
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