Sorry, I have less Linux experience.
We design mother board for our ODM customer. They requested platform must support Novell SLEPOS 11 distribution.
Is Novell SLEPOS 11 the same as SUSE SLEPOS 11 ?
I can download one 60 days trial version of SLEPOS 11 from web-site, but it said my trial license has expired.
- Iso file name : “SLE-11-SP3-POS-CD-i586-x86_64-GM-DVD.iso”.
- File size : 94MB.
I burn this iso file to DVD and want to boot from it. But result is this DVD is not bootable.
I want to use USB tool “rufus” to put iso file to USB flash key. The tool also recognize this iso is not bootable.
Where can I download trial version of SLEPOS 11 iso file ?
yes, “Novell SLE POS 11” and “SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Server 11” can be considered synonyms.
SLEPOS 11 is not a product that is separately bootable - it’s an “Add-On” to a SLES 11 system. So you’ll have to install SLES11 first and then use i.e. the ISO to install the add-on. But from what I’ve seen, there’s more to it to test the suitability of your hardware, since “installing SLEPOS” requires first setting up an admin server (SLES11 + POS Add-On), and using the SLEPOS infrastructure to deploy to the actual POS systems (your hardware) later on. See i.e. https://www.suse.com/documentation/slepos11/singlehtml/book_slepos/book_slepos.html#cha.slepos_inst
When you say “downloaded from web site”, I assume it was like from here: http://download.suse.com/index.jsp?product_id=&search=Search&version=42048, which will give you SLE-11-SP3-POS-CD-i586-x86_64-GM-DVD.iso as you stated. I would recommend you verify the md5 checksum of your download, which is said to be “8371851275e0e58f43c3215f4fc2defc” on the SUSE download page.
The 60 days license grants mostly access to updates. If yours expired before you were able to install, I guess the easiest way would be to contact your local SUSE pre-sales reps and describe your situation, you’ll likely receive a new, prolonged key. And maybe they also have an idea on how you can test your hardware without having to set up a SLE POS server infrastructure yourself.