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Old 09-20-2004, 05:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy How do you install suse linux pro 9.1


How do you install it?
It wont boot from cdrom if you tell it to and i dont know where to find the boot floppies, if these are needed. I currently have mandrake 10. So does anyone know how to do it?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: How do you install suse linux pro 9.1

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i dont know where to find the boot floppies, if these are needed.
images for floppies should be on the disk/disks..............you have to make them yourself
look in all the directories on the CD/CD's and read the README files............
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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SUSE 9.1 Personal ISO's can be found at suse.com. The Pro you have to order/do a network installation.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:15 AM   #4
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Try and boot off a floppy.

Do you have the 5 CD's? You'll need to create three boot disks.

CD1://boot/bootdsk1
CD1://boot/bootdsk2
CD1://boot/bootdsk3

copy them to a floppy:
dd if=bootdisk1 of=/dev/fd0

And then see if the install will proceed off of the CDROM drive.

Good luck,
Rob
 
Old 09-21-2004, 10:36 AM   #5
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Yes finally a descent answer!

I dont have 5 cds, i have one dvd that i bought from ebay for 5.50.
How do i make the boot floppies?

Thanks,
Ant


FYI-
Here is what I got when I tried to reply to you.

Sorry! That user has specified that they do not wish to receive emails through this board. If you have a question about a particular thread you may want to try posting a reply in that thread.


So you have a DVD drive not a "CDROM" drive, correct?

The directory is located DVD://boot/ (here is the README file in that dir)


Creating SUSE LINUX 9.1 Boot Disks
==================================

Due to increasing kernel size, there are now three boot disks.

You can create the boot disks if you have access to a running Linux
box or a running DOS box.

Under DOS, write bootdsk1, bootdsk2 and bootdsk3 to formatted (i.e.,
error-free) 1.44MB-floppies using CD1:/dosutils/rawrite/rawrite.exe. For
Windows systems, there is CD1:/dosutils/rawwritewin/rawwritewin.exe.

With Linux, use commands like:

cd /where_CD1_is_mounted/boot

# insert first boot floppy, then run:

dd if=bootdsk1 of=/dev/fd0u1440

# insert second boot floppy, then run:

dd if=bootdsk2 of=/dev/fd0u1440

# insert third boot floppy, then run:

dd if=bootdsk3 of=/dev/fd0u1440

Now you have three boot disks. Start your computer using the first disk.

 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:11 AM   #6
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so what do i do?
Put the disk in my dvd drive then go to run and type:
dvd://boot/

is that right?


Your account isn't setup to allow me to respond via email I get an error. (see above)

I'm going to go ahead and punt at this point maybe someone else can help out here.

Good luck,
Rob
 
  


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