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Old 03-12-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
neimhir
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please help!!.. SuSe 9.0 issues!


hey there, well heres the story

i installed suse 9.0 yesterday on my win xp pc... the installation went fine but then i tried to run it, it took me to "suse" but i only saw a gray screen with the letters FVMW as wallpaper and a pair of eyes looking at the mouse cursor all the time.. anyways, i rebooted and then it took over 15 minutes to load that gray screen again.... there i found yast2... i opened it, and i found i was having a disk space issue, so i deleted some packages until i freed enough space, i also found the initial settings for it were to display suse WITHOUT kde... so i turned kde on per say and then i rebooted again, it took over 15 mins again to load, and now i see a gray screen with a linux console all alone.... i cant do anything...

any help would be appreciated
 
Old 03-12-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
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If this is a CD based installation, try booting from CD 1 and selecting Installation. You will have the opportunity to select Repair, and then try an automatic repair.

This has bailed me out a couple of times already.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 01:48 PM   #3
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it was a network install.... is there anything i can do?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 01:59 PM   #4
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I imagine that if you restart the network installation it will also give you the option to repair. In any event, if it does not, you can abort before making any changes.

You might also want to try visiting http://www.bootdisk.com and grabbing a Linux bootdisk if you do not have one. As for how to make command-line repairs, I still have not learned this, but undoudtedly there are others here who can direct you. I posted because I saw you had just finished posting, and I thought perhaps you get might want to get going on it now while you are in front of your PC. I am a SuSE newbie myself, so this is a case of the Blind leading the Blind... I'm sorry I cannot be of greater assistance.

Perhaps you can also access the commandline when it loads by hitting ctrl-alt-F4 to run Yast again...

Last edited by ima; 03-12-2004 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:09 PM   #5
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If KDE is taking 15 min to load, you are prob running this on a machine with inadequate resouces (for the heavier kde or Gnome desktop env that is...)

Try booting into fluxbox...
 
  


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