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Clayton8 11-06-2007 10:59 AM

Pass command line instructions during install?
 
Is there a way to bring up a command line during the installation of Suse Linux 10? I am trying to pass a command "linux dd noprobe" prior to the install, and cant find a way to input the command?

jessica_lilly 11-06-2007 11:36 AM

is it a live demo ??

Clayton8 11-06-2007 11:52 AM

Im not sure what you mean by Live Demo. I am using the Novell Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 software downloaded from Novell. Im trying to set some parameters during the install because it is not seeing my SCSI Raid Array.

jessica_lilly 11-06-2007 11:55 AM

have you tryed setting the with fdisk or something

jschiwal 11-06-2007 11:57 AM

Try adding "dd noprobe" to the boot options at the grub menu. The "linux" part is the kernel itself, and that is already present, but may have a different name.

Clayton8 11-06-2007 11:59 AM

Thanks for trying to help. I dont think fdisk would help because the install will work and I can partition the drives, however it sees the raid array as separate drives, not the array.

Clayton8 11-06-2007 12:01 PM

Thanks for respondin Jschiwal. Thats exactly what Im trying to do is add a "dd noprobe" to the boot options at the grub menu. How would I do that?

jschiwal 11-07-2007 03:15 AM

If there is a place on the bottom of the screen to enter options, you can add them there. If not, press escape and leave the graphic mode. Make sure the right boot item is selected and press "e" for edit. Then add "dd noprobe" to the end of the line for the kernel. You will need to load in the drivers you need later. There is a psuedo-terminal available, but I don't remember which virtual screen it is on. Maybe [ctrl][alt][F6]. From there you can modprobe your device. If instead you have a floppy driver disk, you will have the opportunity to load it in one of the first installation screens.


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