LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 01-02-2004, 11:12 PM   #1
reillac
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 15
trouble installing suse 9 on laptop w/XP


Hello,

I am totally new to Linux. I am also fairly new to computering (5 years), and haven't ventured into the technical side of it.

I have the discs for installing suse 9. In tried to install the discs onto my laptop...problems. My laptop is running windows xp.

The start panel did not show up. All that showed up was a list of the files in the suse cd. I wasn't able to open the files.

I tried installing the discs on a computer, running xp, that had a newer cd drive, but still couldn't open up to either the start panel or the boot screen.

I am sure I'm missing an obvious step....if I can't open the cds in xp, then how do I open them, since xp is the only os that's operating on my computer?

Thanks,
Laura
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:16 PM   #2
arunshivanandan
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Kerala,India
Distribution: RedHat,Mandrake,Debian
Posts: 643

Rep: Reputation: 30
i think you should put the first cd to the cd drive,and change the BIOS boot options(in your comp,most probably,press DEL key while booting up) such that it boots from that particular drive.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
reillac
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hello,

Thank you so much for replying to my question. I will try what you suggest. I tried to change the BIOS, but I think I used the wrong key, because it gave me the wrong screen.

Laura
 
Old 01-02-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
arunshivanandan
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Kerala,India
Distribution: RedHat,Mandrake,Debian
Posts: 643

Rep: Reputation: 30
okay,try this.
while you start the comp,in the screen that first shows up,the particular key that should be pressed to enter the bios setup will be shown(like F5 or DEL).press it,and you will get into the bios setup.now go to the BOOT options,change the first boot device to CD-ROM drive(or whatever),save and exit the settings,put the suse installation disk #1 to the particular cd drive(so that the comp boots from it).
 
Old 01-03-2004, 12:27 PM   #5
reillac
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, your suggestions worked. I hit f12, the boot setup number on my laptop, set it for cd rom and then proceeding to the suse boot screen and installed it.

Right now, I am trying to figure out how to switch my desktop from KDE to gnome, and I'll post a separate question on that.

Laura
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trouble installing on gateway mx7515 laptop somewhiteguy05 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 57 02-20-2007 03:19 PM
Trouble with SuSE on laptop thomasfingram Linux - Newbie 5 08-26-2005 08:43 AM
trouble installing SW9 on laptop sehris Slackware 7 10-08-2004 04:58 AM
Trouble getting DNS working on SuSE 9.1 (Laptop) naomarik Linux - Networking 2 08-25-2004 07:32 AM
Trouble installing 9.1 from CD on Dell laptop austindad Slackware 2 01-27-2004 09:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration