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Old 07-12-2003, 07:59 PM   #1
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help


im useing VMware to run linux on windows and when i reset linux it has me reinstall it everytime can someone help with this
 
Old 07-12-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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Most of us run Linux on Linux native filesystems and you didn't give much info in your post.

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Old 07-12-2003, 08:19 PM   #3
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ok i setup a virtual machine for linux on vmware i powered it on it loades it installs suse linux and it runs fine but in linux when i go to log off then reset it resets then loads the boot disk but it dosent just load it reinstalls

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Old 07-12-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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I'm swamped with lots of "it"s with no idea of which "it" is the "it" you're referring to.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 08:35 PM   #5
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i just wanna know y suse reinstalls everytime rebooted simple question
 
Old 07-12-2003, 08:39 PM   #6
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I'm not sure I exactly follow, but let me try to rephrase what I'm reading:

You are in VMWare, and you have to boot from a boot disk to get in (I'm not too familiar with how VMWare runs, so this might be a part of cofusion). Yet instead of booting from the bootdisk to your SuSE install, it attempts a re-install instead.

This reads to me like your boot disk is in fact not a "bootdisk" but rather a launch disk to setup an install. What kind of boot disk is it, CD or floppy? If it's floppy, how did you create it? There should be some graphical tools in Yast2 that will help you setup a true bootdisk to your needs, if you haven't used one of those, give em a try.

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Old 07-12-2003, 08:52 PM   #7
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its a cd i burned from a .iso do i need to make a boot disk that will just run it and not install everytime?

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Old 07-12-2003, 08:57 PM   #8
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Ok then, yes, this will be the result each time. You will need to create an actual bootdisk, something like a floppy or a boot cdrom with the floppy image on it. Check in your SuSE control Center (Yast2 IIRC) and you should find tools for creating boot disks. Use one of those and create one, then you won't be re-installing each time.

Unless of course you are talking about the SuSE Live CD. This CD is simply a demo of SuSE and is not intended to be installed but rather just "ran" as it is from the CDROM.

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Old 07-12-2003, 09:02 PM   #9
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its the SuSE live-eval 8.2
 
Old 07-12-2003, 09:05 PM   #10
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Just put it in and boot and it should run off the CD without installing.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 09:07 PM   #11
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nope its reinstalling again
 
Old 07-12-2003, 09:17 PM   #12
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1. Put CD in drive and power off the computer.
2.. Boot the computer, access the BIOS and ensure that CD will boot before the hard drive.
3. Reboot and SuSE should run from the CD.
 
  


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