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Old 08-01-2004, 10:29 AM   #1
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Exclamation trying to install suse personal 9.1 over windows xp


after many years of using xp ive decided to try out linux. so i download the free version of suse 9.1 personal in iso format and tried to install it. it didnt work. i entered the bios screen and changed the boot sequency to my cd drive and inserted the disk into the drive and restarted my machine. searching for bootable cd, it said but it dosnt boot it , it just logs onto xp.

can any one please help me with this as i really dont know what the problem is?

thank you

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Old 08-01-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
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If you have an older cd rom dirve, you oftern have to boot up on disk 2. Then after it boots, it will ask you for disk 1 to continue with the installation.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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When you insert this cd into the drive and browse it in win explorer, what do you see?
 
Old 08-01-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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I don't think you wrote it right, if you do it wrong, you lose all bootabilty(<--is that a word?). http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html has tutorials on how to burn it right.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 11:51 PM   #5
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Hey kodaxx! Can you get me a gmail account????
Reeaally 'd enjoy one!
 
Old 08-03-2004, 06:05 PM   #6
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Im giving out too many, sorry...OH! Ima take it out of my sig now!
 
Old 08-05-2004, 05:13 PM   #7
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Re: trying to install suse personal 9.1 over windows xp

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Originally posted by crackers247
after many years of using xp ive decided to try out linux. so i download the free version of suse 9.1 personal in iso format and tried to install it. it didnt work. i entered the bios screen and changed the boot sequency to my cd drive and inserted the disk into the drive and restarted my machine. searching for bootable cd, it said but it dosnt boot it , it just logs onto xp.

can any one please help me with this as i really dont know what the problem is?

thank you

crackers247
Did you remember to burn the iso as an image ??
 
Old 08-07-2004, 11:11 AM   #8
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Re: trying to install suse personal 9.1 over windows xp

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after many years of using xp ive decided to try out linux. so i download the free version of suse 9.1 personal in iso format and tried to install it. it didnt work.
This caught my eye. I wasn't aware that there was a free version available as an ISO. Suse does provide an ISO image in order to do a free ftp bassed install. If you're trying the ftp install, ignore this. If not, then consider the source of the ISO's. Where did you get them from? Did they come with ".md5" files? etc.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 11:24 AM   #9
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http://www.suse.com/us/private/downl...l_iso_int.html

The iso and the ftp install are separate things. Using the ftp install you can install the pro version, but no iso is made available.

Last edited by bruno buys; 08-07-2004 at 11:25 AM.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 08:39 PM   #10
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i think that if you did the same iso install i did (downloaded from suse website) that you may have burned it wrong. i installed mine not over a week ago, from an iso from their website, and it worked just fine for me.

perhaps try burning it again? i used nero burning rom for mine, just followed the instructions for bunring an image to a disk, and nero did the rest for me.
 
  


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