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Old 03-23-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
godstech
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Having trouble with a monitor issue


Hello I am having a monitor issue while trying to install opensuse 11. I am running an HP Pavilion windows xp box. I am trying to also make it half and half half linux and half windows.
When I try to install from the disk I cannot see the install because my monitor says please change to 1280x1024. My windows xp is set on that. Please any help is appreciated. I would like to get started using linux.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-23-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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Hey there!

Glad you made some steps on LinuxLane

Okay! I'd go with a text-based install. Not as nice/frilly but should work...

Glance at these pages
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-a.../msg00001.html
and
http://en.opensuse.org/Linuxrc#Parameter_Reference

Let us know how it turns out, will ya!

Thor
 
Old 03-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Wow that is a little advanced for me. should I go down to suse 10 or am I going to have the same problem.
Thanks for your time and patience.
 
Old 03-24-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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Hey there,

Well, it all may seem al wee complex, but when you get it broken down to byte-size chunks, it's all okay...

What I guess is: you enter the CD-rom, re-power the PC and get a menu of the Linux installer. The default should be highlighted:
http://linuxlog.co.cc/data/uploads/2...d-install1.png
I'm not very versed with OpenSuse - I use Arch, that only installs in text mode...so I apologise if I too have to "sniff around"...

See the boot options? If so, enter this

Quote:
Textmode=1
If you dont see it, you may need to hit the Tab key to get a fill-out line...

I'll look into this thread to see the progress!

Luck

Thor
 
  


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