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Linux (not) running applications

Can anyone think of things that do run an operating system that will definitely not run on Linux?

I have seen cell phones, PDAs, and even parking meters that run some version of embedded Linux.

Bill Gates' house will probably never run Linux.

Linux uses the Intel 80386 chip's protected mode-functions extensively, and is a true 32-bit operating system. CPUs before the 80386 will not run post-2.4 Linux kernels as these CPUs lack protected modes.

Using YaST for installing non-SuSE packaged software

I'm curious on the best method for using YaST / update software for installing RPM's which are not part of the standard SuSE set of SLES packages.

For example,


For now, I've been downloading various RPMs [1] into a given special directory (i.e. /disks) . Then pointing update sources to that directory, and ignoring the error which comes up.

It seems to work ok, but wondering if there's a better way of doing this... like putting the direct FTP site in YaST (error's out for me).

Also, periodically, YaST Software update crashes on me, given certain RPM packages. Completely reproducable, who should I report it to?



Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated... Thanks,

--IainDavidson 20:30, 30 Jul 2005 (MDT)

(ok, I'm a goof-ball, I copied this text to the SLES page also. :)

SL Pro 9.3 for x86_64

I don't have a dual-layer DVD drive in my x86_64 based computer, which I'd like to put 9.3 pro / 64 bit version on.

All I've been able to find is the 4.5 GB Dual Layer DVD for downloading the 9.3 pro / 64 bit version.


Are there any future plans on releasing a CD set (aka 5 or 6 CD's) of that version?

Or a disk which is bootable and I could install over the Internet/FTP site. (The Min Network ISO, I can't ever seem to make work with the stuff that I have).

Or are they available on a FTP site somewhere ? -- --IainDavidson 20:40, 30 Jul 2005 (MDT)

4.5GB DVD iso is not dual layer. All the downloadable dvd images are single layer and fit on a standard 4.7GB single layer DVD+/-R

The retail disc is dual layer, however it is pressed so any dvd drive is capable of reading it. If you dont have any dvd burner at all, follow the link someone posted below. --Kunickiaj 05:22, 18 Nov 2005 (MST)

Go here --

If the movie industry have their way then DVD players don't work on LINUX.

Of course we know that's not true as it is possible to do at the moment but with the new encoding schemes being planned how much longer?