Anyone here knows the OpenSuse install CD runthrough?
I am using DELL pc's, and remember installing Linux as being a few almost basic steps on my self assembled clone pc's in my youth.
Now, over ten years later I want to redo that and return to my old playground. I am using after over 12 years administering MS stuff again applications running on unix (solaris) at my work. Its like homecoming but in a difficult way, I am brainwashed and not really into unix anymore. So... lets install linux again at home.
Returning to my favorite Suse distribution in the old days (who knows why
). I went through the installation (Opensuse11) simple, standard to start with, so mainly next (ACPI disabled). Rebooted... and the pc finds no recognized bootable HDD. Whate the he**? OK, well, try again, other HDD to be sure, results in the same. Set manually the root partition as active. No go, I feel as a newbie again. What happened to me in those last years???
Oh yeah, tried to do it also with a fedora distri - same outcome.
When plugging these HDD in another recent (DELL) pc, it also does not recognize the HDD as bootable.
Both disks have been part of a system before and functioned; untill I changed this system for this other purpose. Probably i am missing something basic??