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Old 08-08-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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Suse 10.0 install reboots after CD1


I am a newbie to Linux, I have installed Suse 8.2 before with no problems. Now on a different machine I might have bitten off more than I can chew with this one.

I have two harddrives on my machine, one with windows xp and the new harddrive I am attempting to install suse 10.0 from cds. I have made my new harddrive the master and the pre-existing windows disk the slave on the same cable. I changed the partitions so there was a FAT32 partition for the two OSs to share.

Install seems to proceed normally until the first CD completes... instead of asking for the 2nd CD...the system reboots. I never get to the configuration stage of the install. I've tried it with the ACPI (or whatever) disabled with the same results. Is my new harddrive messed up? Should I use the cd that came with harddrive and reformat it?

Any suggestions/ideas would be helpful.
 
Old 08-09-2006, 08:39 AM   #2
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I usually prefer the "expert modus" for the install (I'm no expert, though ) it seems to avoid some not clearly defined trouble on my box. Try it and proceed essentially the same way you did before, just do it explicitly for a re-install.

You might want to return the WinXP disk to master to avoid trouble on that track, linux doesn't care where it resides. While you are at it, if you frequently exchange lots of data it might be better to place the second disk on secondary master, since that doesn't use the same cable as do master and slave.

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Old 08-09-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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This is normal for it to reboot, just select "boot from hard drive" instead of "installation" etc.Then it should ask you for cd 2,3,4,5.
Caught me out the first time with Suse 10 too
Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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one step forward

well....one step forward, two steps back.

The install is complete, thanks #404, now once I log in and Suse comes up but Run level 5 fails, so I have command line only.

I did try to get suse get on-line via the wireless card during install but it failed. Would that prevent runlevel 5 from coming up? I wouldn't thing so.

I have several distros available to try....is it time punt and try another distro? Is RedHat any more robust?
 
Old 08-10-2006, 09:26 PM   #5
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This thread really should be in the SuSe/Novell section. How do I ask a monitor move it over to the right place?
 
Old 08-11-2006, 02:43 AM   #6
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Scroll down to the very bottom, there on the left side is a switch "Contact Us". Use it to mail to the moderators.

What is the warning or error message you get during boot? If it is lost use "dmesg". If the messages are scrolled too far up, use "dmesg | tail 50" where 50 is the number of lines put out. Another way would be to use "dmesg > message.boot" and using an editor to browse the resulting message.boot file at your leisure to search for messages...
 
Old 12-08-2006, 05:13 AM   #7
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i got the same problem on seting up 10.1!! i can't proceed to cd2... when i boot from hdd the pc takes a millenia to respond then everything hangs..i have even tried to install on an already set up drivew running windows xp..in the initial setup suse squeezed the FAT installation of XP to 20gb and proceeded to setup so well..problem is proceeding to cd2(configuration step)HEEEELLLLLP!!....Phillo
 
Old 12-08-2006, 08:10 AM   #8
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Ah well. SuSE 10.2 is out...
 
  


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