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Old 10-05-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
cb911
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Trouble with install of Suse 9.1


First hello to all and thanks in advance for your help.
Now the problem. I bought and very easily installed Suse 9.1 however;
I think it was too easy and fast. I read all about boot options and I never was offered one. It runs great accept I can't eject the boot cd and when I restart it defaults back to Windows. I read the install instructions and the screens that should be there aren't. I am currently running XP home w/SP2.
This is very confusing to me. When it booted from cd it gave some options that I couldn't get to because my keyboard wasn't working. I looked around and all my system componants are there. I tried to update something forgot what and it couldn't access the cd-rom to complete the task.Maybe I am just really slow but I am lost as I can get.I am sorry this jumps around but frustration has taken over.

System specs.
ASUS A7N8X-X nforce2 chipset
AMD XP 2400@2.0ghz
1gig Ram PC2100
ATI 9600 256 w/Catalyst 4.9 drivers
Sound Blaster Live 5.1
WD 120gb HD 8mb Cach
Cable internet

Thanks for your time.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:02 AM   #2
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I'm not sure that you actually performed the installation. Here's some online Suse help on the installation process, which hopefully should help.

It's odd that your keyboard wasn't recognized - is it some kind of wireless keyboard? Because those are relatively new, they aren't always supported by all distros. If that's the case, perhaps you could temporarily use a regular keyboard for the installation. -- J.W.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:24 AM   #3
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Thanks J.W.

My keyboard is connected by usb. Hmm I will try and connect it normaly and post my results. Thanks for the sugestion it got me thinking. When its running its seems like a great OS.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 07:49 PM   #4
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Thanks again J.W. for your help. The keyboard sugestion was right on. I looked further and I didn't get it installed. What happened was the instructions say to put cd1 in for install and it didn't have the install option on it. So, I tried cd2 and it worked like a charm.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:08 AM   #5
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Excellent -- I'm glad you got it sorted out. I think you'll like Suse 9.1, and since I neglected to say it previously: Welcome to LQ!! -- J.W.
 
  


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