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Old 11-04-2004, 12:09 PM   #1
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Installing Suse 9.1 Personal


hey guys. this is the first time ill be installing linux by myself at my pc here! i downloaded the iso (not quite and .iso) from the 'Download Linux" area from the main menu tab here at linuxquestions.org. well is finished today BUT it was an .rar file. SO i unrared the files into a folder i created on my desktop. then i got those files and draged them into a cd and wrote them on it. so when u open the cd its all the files there and also it appears the little suse linux icon by the cd name. but when i try to boot it after i restart the pc it says "booting cd:" and then just starts windows xp normally. any ideas what might be happening!?! i got the .txt file from suse.com with installation tips but i did everything normaly. the only thing i didnt do was use an program to burn the stuff into the cd, i just dragged and droped and windows burned it normally. and also i thought was strange is it came in .rar format.
thanks anyway
 
Old 11-04-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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well i got the prob fixed by burning the files using nero bootable cd type. but now it starts working but then it ends were i have to type something (the first time i can type something after it booted) and well i dont know what to type... i tried some stuff like 'setup' 'run' lol
any ideas?
btw its Suse 9.1 Personal
 
Old 11-04-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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well. ive tried alot of stuff and still nothing.. the problem is the folowing

the pc boots from the instalation CD. then loads a bunch of stuff (caldera stuff and bla bla) then it stops for me to type stuff. then i type E: to do to the drive where my suse cd is. then i type dir to look at the files. now. does anyone know what must i type for the installation to start!? or should it have started automatically!?! plz im going crazy here!! if anyone can help it would be great!!
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:18 PM   #4
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Sorry, I don't remember exactly what it looked like when I installed it.

What happens if you just leave it blank, but push enter?
 
  


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