Jun 112009

While openSUSE 11.1 has settled down, the development has gathered pace with the openSUSE 11.2 MileStone 2 already released out to the public testing. Sorry, just couldn’t catch the Milestone 1 in time for your readers.

Major changes to the openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 2 from Milestone 1 are

Default Filesystem is Ext4
Inclusion of Linux Kernel version is 2.6.30rc6
GnuCash 2.2.9
gcc 4.4
Alsa 1.0.20
Bluez 4.3.9
PackageKit 0.4.6

For a detailed list of changes from Milestone 1 and Milestone 2, click here

Download the openSUSE 11.2 Milestone2 here (choose the hardware type 32bit/64bit then the medium (DVD/LiveCD and finally the download type BitTorrent/HTTP)

The following is a step by step procedure to install openSUSE 11.2 Milestone2 with KDE Desktop environment:

Once you have downloaded the ISO image, burn the image onto a DVD and boot the system with the DVD in place.
Choose Install from CD, Select the language and keyboard layout and click Next. This should start the system analysis. Click Next when complete.
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Choose “New Installation” in the next screen and click Next.
Select the region and the Time zones. Uncheck “Hardware clock set to UTC time” if not required and click Next.
Select the Desktop Environment type (KDE here) and click Next
Select the parition type and click Next. You can edit the default partition tables or the LVM settings here.
Enter the 1st users details(excluding Root) and set the password and click Next
Go through the installation summary and click Next. If you want to change any settings click on the relevant title before clicking Next. Click Install on the message box to confirm and start the installation procedure.
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Once the installation completes. you launch into the desktop with ther openSUSE welcome message.

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