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Old 01-23-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
phenryr_13
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SUSE 9 trouble!!! Anyone Please!!!


I'm trying to install Suse Linux Profesional on a 1.2 Gigabyte partition with 63MB of RAM. The recomended stats I think are 2 Gigabytes and 128MB (at least for the installation). Everytime I try the install program it freezes and reports an error in Software (ERROR: No somethng or other recomended). I've tried it in text mode and it significantly speeds it up, except when I try to change the Software thing it doesn't show default and when I try Detailed Settings nothing shows up. So to anyone who's installed Suse recently or knows their stuff, please help. I'm quite sure I didn't get a faulty disk, so maybe my PC doesn't meet the requirements. Basically I'm stumped. If I just need more ram I could borrow it from another PC just for the installation. Anyway, I may be way off, I hope someone can help. Thanks.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 10:57 AM   #2
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I wonder if you simply don't have enough space. The ram shouldn't matter for the
install, not having enough will likely only cause it to run really slow, but not affect a
console installation. I managed to get Redhat installed on an 850 Meg HD,
however, there was only 60 Meg left and it was a highly streamlined install. Try
removing more packages in a custom install and try again.

The error, does it happen like 5 minutes after the install starts, or right away?

R.O.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:11 AM   #3
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I've tried removing packages wiht the graphical interface but the installation slows down so much that it comes to a (seemingly) complete halt when I choose custom install. I tried the same thing on text mode and it ran perfectly fine, the software error was still there, but when I chose custom install there was nothing shown where the list of packages was supposed to be. I do too believe it may be a problem with HD space. Im trying to install it on an old computer I no longer use, so if else fails and I don't get any more suggestions I think I'll just devote it Linux (if I get it to work).
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
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From my experience with SuSE 9.0, the software list takes a VERY long time to load. How long have you let it sit before you called it dead and shut it off? It took about 3-4 mins on my Pentium 400 MHz to load it up in graphical, and not much less in text.

-Dewar
 
Old 01-23-2004, 11:30 AM   #5
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good point!
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:11 PM   #6
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I have an Intel Celeron, and I believe I waited for about five minutes with nothing happening and unable to move the stopwatch icon till I decided to shut it off (I don't think this is good practice). I'll try the graphical again and wait a little longer to see if it works. The text one kind of scares me a bit, all these talk of "superuser" has made me a bit "cautious." Who knows, maybe all I do need is a little patience. Thanks.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 06:17 PM   #7
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I actually found the text installer easeir to use, though I don't even install X on my machines, so I'm used to the no-graphics stuff.

-Dewar
 
  


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