Is there a reason that /home is not on its own partition anymore by
The advatage of having it on its own are that when you do a new
instalation, you can easily keep your own data.
"Who cares if it doesn't do anything? It was made with our new
Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process ..."
I attach the script I got from a friend for converting the five
downloadable CD ISO images to a single DVD ISO image. Run it on a
partition with at least 4 GB free space.
For me, the final md5sum was:
[No warranty, no responsibility for anything this script does to your
(o- Penguin #395953
//\ running on ancient Indian wisdom
V_/_ and modern computing efficiency
# Uncomment this section if you have physical cds and want to convert them to
# ISOs first. You need to have the ISOs, named as in this script, for this
# script to work predictably.
#echo Please insert disk 1 of 5 and hit any key to continue.
#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD1.iso
#echo Please insert disk 2 of 5 and hit any key to continue.
#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD2.iso
#echo Please insert disk 3 of 5 and hit any key to continue.
#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD3.iso
#echo Please insert disk 4 of 5 and hit any key to continue.
#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD4.iso
#echo Please insert disk 5 of 5 and hit any key to continue.
#dd if=/dev/cdrom of=SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD5.iso
#Mount the CDs in loopback mode:
mkdir CD1 CD2 CD3 CD4 CD5
mount SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD1.iso CD1 -o loop
mount SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD2.iso CD2 -o loop
mount SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD3.iso CD3 -o loop
mount SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD4.iso CD4 -o loop
mount SUSE-9.3-Prof-i386-CD5.iso CD5 -o loop
# Create a basic structure to overwrite files we need to modify for the CD (the checksums and boot files).
cp -a CD1/boot .
mkdir i586 i686 noarch
# Create the NEW MD5SUMS as one file in order to allow SuSE to validate (thus install) all of the files from every CD and not just CD #1
# For the i586 directory:
cat CD1/suse/i586/MD5SUMS CD2/suse/i586/MD5SUMS CD3/suse/i586/MD5SUMS CD4/suse/i586/MD5SUMS CD5/suse/i586/MD5SUMS > i586/MD5SUMS
# For the i686 directory:
cat CD1/suse/i686/MD5SUMS CD2/suse/i686/MD5SUMS > i686/MD5SUMS
# For the noarch directory:
cat CD1/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS CD2/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS CD3/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS CD4/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS CD5/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS > noarch/MD5SUMS
# Now, create the ISO:
mkisofs -o SuSE_9.3.iso -b boot/loader/isolinux.bin -c boot/loader/boot.cat -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table -l -P SuSE -r -T -V SuSE_9.3 -x CD1/boot -x CD1/suse/i586/MD5SUMS -x CD1/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS -x CD1/suse/i686/MD5SUMS -x CD2/suse/i686/MD5SUMS -x CD2/suse/i586/MD5SUMS -x CD2/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS -x CD3/suse/i586/MD5SUMS -x CD3/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS -x CD4/suse/i586/MD5SUMS -x CD4/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS -x CD5/suse/i586/MD5SUMS -x CD5/suse/noarch/MD5SUMS -graft-points CD1 boot/=boot suse/i586/MD5SUMS=i586/MD5SUMS suse/noarch/MD5SUMS=noarch/MD5SUMS suse/i686/MD5SUMS=i686/MD5SUMS suse/=CD2/suse suse/=CD3/suse suse/=CD4/suse suse/=CD5/suse media.2/=CD2/media.2 media.3/=CD3/media.3 media.4/=CD4/media.4 media.5/=CD5/media.5
# Now just burn the ISO to a DVD (hint: use 'growisofs' or your favorite GUI-frontend to 'growisofs'). Optionally, you can mount this ISO like you did #above to verify it will work correctly, or if you don't want to actually burn it. Just call:
#mount SuSE_9.3.iso DVD -o loop
> james.knott(a)rogers.com wrote:
>>Yes. The first line of security, is physical security. Even without
>>changing the password, it's easy to boot a rescue disk and access the
>>files. The same applies to Windows etc. Even a password protected
>>computer won't help, as a hard drive can easily be moved to another
>>computer. The only way around this is to use encryption or prevent
>>physical access to your computer.
> I'm trying to figure out how to use a smart card, along with PAM-USB to
> secure access to my PC.
There were a couple of articles in Linux Journal recently, about using
encrypted file systems. The second article descriped booting from a USB
pen drive and having the entire hard drive encrypted.
Hello fellow openSUSE enthusiasts.
As announced last week I have now finished 2 seperate iso's based on
standard beta3. Both are single CD installation iso's without any
modifications to the actual packages.
I will continue maintaining these and additionally to those create and
maintain a gnome iso.
You can find them at
base install on 1 CD (570 Mbyte)
install on 1 CD (390 Mbyte)
A set of iso's with SUPER modifications already included will also be
available in a few days. These iso's will be called -enhanced-kde.iso
and enhanced-minimal.iso to differentiate them from the ones without any
modifications (just straight openSUSE) called -standard-kde.iso and
This is the first set of iso's and I would please ask you to test them
and add any packages you would like to add to them to the following Wiki
page. Any bugs should also be reported to that site.
The iso's are done using the standard recommended Novell way. I have
modified control.xml to have a more streamlined installation. I have
tried to add /boot and /home (you can see that in the control.xml), but
for some reason it ignores it, maybe a suse.de person can give me a
hint? I followed the NLD documentation from our website. Apart from that
it is a straight install of beta3. I added a new My.sel under
suse/setup/descr, which contains the needed packages. All in all a very
straight forward process and I am thoroughly impressed with the
modularity and simplicity of our installer. Having played with Anaconda
in the past, I find our installer refreshingly simple yet very
openSUSE is SUPER: To help in the SUSE Performance Enhanced Release
I saw on some online screenshots that beta 1's default background was a
picture of Prague, while its code name was Prague.
I don't have the bandwidth to download beta 3, but I'm curious as to
whether the default background is a picture of Bangalore, since the code
name is Bangalore. If yes, could someone please send a screenshot to me
at: samjnaa utt gmail daut com? Thanks.
(o- Penguin #395953 lives at http://samvit.org
//\ subsisting on ancient Indian wisdom ...
V_/_ and modern computing efficiency! :)
I've downloaded and installed RealPlayer10 gold . When I try to play
"realmedia" video streams I only get audio output no video. Has anyone else
tried it and got a similar result or is it just me? (Just checking before I
file a bug report.)
Robert said that a client that do this already exists, but my google search
hasn't have any result. If this client exists we would suggest to use this
client to user.
Do you think is possible to ask mirror's administrator do add torrent to
service they provide, this would solve eveyting.
From: jdd [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: mercoledì 31 agosto 2005 16.39
Subject: Re: [opensuse] Ahain a new version of makeSUSEdvd
I think you should have opened an other thread. this one is
in two words (in fact, a little more :-), bitorrent allows
users to _share_ they own bandwith to the others. any user
is also a server, so as many users as much bandwith.
I ripped some music some time ago when I did not have any mp3 players.
Well now I have one and I would like to put the files on an mp3 so I can
get many on a cd. I looked and had I done so when I ripped I could have
done it easily. Now I would like to take the wav files and make them mp3
but I can not seem to do so. It would seem like I could use the same KD3
module as it knows how but I could not find a way to do it. does anyone
have an idea how to make the conversion?
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
Robert A. Rawlinson
I am using SuSE 9.2 and SuSE 9.3. The partition in question is ReiserFS.
We have an image set on disk that we wish to backup. Each image is about 20
Kb and I think there are more than a million files in the directory.
I cannot get a directory listing – the shell falls over when running ls (I’m
logged out after about 20 minutes of hard disk activity and nothing coming
to the screen).
I cannot remove the files – the same as running ls.
I tried to put it all in a tarball – after 5 days I stopped it. The tarball
was 2 GB at that time.
I need to use Midnight Commander to copy the files – everything else falls
over. After copying for 2 days, I had a power failure and stopped the
process as the UPS was running out of power. At that point the machine was
so slow it took 30 seconds to serve a page through Apache that normally took
less than 1 second.
Can anyone suggest a way of copying this image set to another hard disk or
DVD that will not take forever to do? If possible with a progress bar –
indicating how much files there are and how much files still need to be
I could easily regenerate the images (it took 8 days to do it) if there were
a better way to save these files on disk to make it easier to manage.
Any thoughts on this one?
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