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I am new and am trying to install SUSE 9.2 on an older PC that I had sitting in the closet. It is an AMD K6, 400Mhz, 64MB RAM and 8GB HD. I know it's not much but it should run linux right?
I am going to add another disk drive and make it a samba server for my Win machines. That way I can "backup" digital photos etc to the LINUX box and have them on more than one machine.
The problem is this. I downloaded the .iso mini install image and created a CD. I get it booted, load the network card module, connect to the FTP server etc etc. It then tell me that the image is too large for the amount of memeory I have and it wants me to activate swap. So I go research on the net some more. Since it's an old Win machine, it sill had that on the HD and I need to repartition it for LINUX and make a swap partition. Back to the machine. alt-f12 gets me to a terminal session. There are no tools there to let me partition the disk and define a swap partition. So now I am stuck.
Does the rescue disk image have these untilities?
Does the boot boot.iso have these utilities?
I need a bootable CD with these untilities on it, what's the easiest.
I can get a copy of 9.1, I suppose I could go far enough through the install procedure of that until the disks are partitioned. Then bail and restart the 9.2 install. Or I guess I could just install 9.1 and life goes on. 9.1 would be the easy way out though . . . I would like to solve this and install 9.2 via the network like I had planned. I am just short a little knowledge.
i would use the gentoo live cd at gentoo.org (yes it is used to install gentoo but you dont HAVE to install gentoo, just use it to setup your disk...although i used to use suse and for a server gentoo will be much more bare-bones). boot up with the cd, fdisk the drive (fdisk /dev/hda) *make sure to create a partition that will become a swap* then type mkswap /dev/hda1 if you made it the 1st partition on the A harddrive.
...i just hope suse recognizes is durring install.