SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 4
Posted on: 02/18/2006 01:27 PM

SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta 4 is now finally available on the first mirrors

SUSE Linux features an easy-to-install Linux operating system that lets you browse the Web, send e-mail, chat with friends, organize digital photos, play movies and songs, and create documents and spreadsheets. You can even use it to host a Web site or blog, create a home network, and develop your own applications. It is the most recent stabilized, fully integrated edition of SUSE Linux. If you are looking for a stable version of Linux to run on your personal computer or home server, this is the best choice.

Beta4 has a number of ROUGH edges, so read the following before you decide to download and test it.

Beta4 is really for the adventureous 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 CD 2.

Otherwise the installation of packages from CD 2-5 will fail afterwards.

* 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 packages.

o Network Installations: smb/cifs does not work, http, nfs and ftp should work.

* The partitioning proposal looks broken in some cases.

* 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. 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.

Please discuss SUSE Linux Betas on the opensuse-factory(-at-)opensuse(-dot-)org mailing list.

Download for i386:
885d3156a8f0aafee7a70efccd18cb3e SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386-CD1.iso
761cc1afbb6af4dea5c50f0b235de493 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386-CD2.iso
d2044d30627f861c0dfe666dc47653f SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386-CD3.iso
20f2fa5c97439834024af2e1a1a2ba48 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386-CD4.iso
2a0c2b8223bcd9990d2bc5affdfae7d2 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386-CD5.iso
fa849994b8e07d87d270f8b02b968310 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386-mini.iso

Download for PowerPC:
f6bb04d06e947f3d4fbf95df1c0de653 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-ppc-CD1.iso
d744fa2fda15807eeb5ba4bb32f7eff9 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-ppc-CD2.iso
16aaccb07fdcd2b0acef371b771dfd7a SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-ppc-CD3.iso
30cdb10c84ddc26123ed6511f1af2eaa SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-ppc-CD4.iso
93f04dd8a41ee4a769879c5370783f8 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-ppc-CD5.iso
113b9c2511da63a900a39a600be6bc5a SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-mini.iso

Download for x86_64:
f8cf9d5b44e6da305cfabe15b4fe8507 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-CD1.iso
2b6281ba4a779f66df59fe8ff7977209 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-CD2.iso
949d600c33c7598df9c9c757a90aa673 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-CD3.iso
10008b4ddea3160d6064af7a1c282a4d SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-CD4.iso
3240a415d9bace1d67022a8a8d79e9c1 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-CD5.iso
113b9c2511da63a900a39a600be6bc5a SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64-mini.iso

05a141c6eee06975585a10a3b67666ef SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-i386.torrent
27d63232348bf4aa78ec67281edf0064 SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-ppc.torrent
74f2f4487d59b0fa5723bc650bf78d4d SUSE-Linux-10.1-beta4-x86_64.torrent


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