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Old 08-13-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
moog
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Installing SuSE 10.1 ..help..


I'm trying to install SUSE 10.1 alongside my Windows 2000.

It's quiet old PC.
PentiumII.
8gb hard.
128+64=192mb ram
I downloaded DVD version .Every time I boot from DVD it says

VFS:cannot open root device or "<NULL>" or unknown block(8,6)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option

kernel panic -not syncing

vfs unable to mount file system on unknown block(8,6)



What is this????????

I tried it on my laptop

Intel Pentium M
1GB RAM

120gb

It's still the same?????

why?
 
Old 08-13-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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I have never gotten a download of SUSE 10.1 to work, and I have done Linux alot. In Linux you can run a md5sum on the iso and it will tell you if it is a good file. None of the DVD's ever were good.

Get the CD's. I know there are 5. At least get the first three.

Also, Suse 10.1 is meant for systems that are capable of running XP. If you install Suse 10.1 on there is is going to be sluggish and slow. I would strongly suggest Kubuntu. It is all on one CD, it is brand new, and itwill love that machine.

Let us know how it goes.

C
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:56 AM   #3
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Thank you mate.

I tried to install Ubuntu 6.06

It was disaster.because when I boot it gives me horrible screen resolution.So I couldn't see the buttons on the screen.

Would have been better if it had NO GUI install option so that I could configure my display adapter after installation.


So I think i'll have to check the checksum as you suggesting. mate.
 
Old 08-14-2006, 02:59 PM   #4
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May be very dumb queistion,but it seems I have to copy the entire DVD into my hard drive to get md5 ?

Cos I deleted the ISO file after burn and

I'm here trying several md5 program to get the md5 ckecksum of theDVD ,but I couldn't use all of them to get md5 of the DVD.
Whenever I point my CD_ROM drive on the programm there 'd 5-6 different kind of file.Each 1 has different checksum..(of course)?

Do you know some particular handy programm which is able to get the checksum of entire DVD?
 
Old 08-14-2006, 03:27 PM   #5
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You would need the ISO in order to run the MD5 check. I agree that SuSE 10.1 is expected to run on a pretty modern PC. I have seen kernal panic errors when installing SuSE and Mandriva on older Pentium 1 and 2 systems. Sometimes disable the onboard cache in the BIOS helps... but this is only useful if you intend to run a command line based installation... otherwise you need the onboard cache. You can check out this old post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ead.php?t=9631
 
Old 08-14-2006, 10:40 PM   #6
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I agree; forget the DVD. Even if you make an iso out of the DVD, and get an md5sum for it, you have nothing to compare it to (I do not think the md5sum of the original iso would be the same as the md5sum of an iso made from the burned DVD).

You are going to have to download something else anyway. Get something simpler, and more appropriate for this machine. Vector Linux SOHO is very nice, or Kubuntu would work.

For a real fast Linux experience, try Damn Small Linux: it is only 50megs. You can download it in a very short time. Burn it, and run it (it runs "live"), then select Install to Hard Drive if you want to keep it.

Good luck.

C
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #7
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Ok .. Lets forget the DVD..\
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I've downloaded the 5 CD set instead.It works fine .

The Damn Small Linux was great too..

Thanks ..Keep up da good works guys
 
  


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