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Old 08-13-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Problems with the installation of OpenSUSE 11.0 Live/CD installation


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I had an old computer (pIII) which I almost tossed out but decided to give OpenSUSE a try. I got an OpenSUSE 10.3 cd from Cheapbytes which I loaded and am running without too many problems, but I decided to give OpenSUSE 11.00 a try. This old box does not have a dvd drive (just an old cd drive) so I downloaded from OpenSUSE, the LiveCD/install iso(s)- both the Gnome and the KDE versions and found that on either of these iso's, when I booted from the CD, the start menu did NOT have an installation option. I tried to run from the OpenSUSE 11.0 option as well as the failsafe option nut the install (?) crapped out at the hal daemon X config. It almost looks as if they have the wrong startmenu package on these ISO(s). I signed up for the opensuse mailing list and asked the question as to what to do next, but have received no suggestions so far.

Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you run a LIve CD mostly it gives impression of the OS
When it is in the air on the desktop you find a icon to install the OS
When you click on this icon it gives the install options
You only need one cd KDE or GNOme
After install you always can ad a GUI

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Old 08-13-2008, 02:15 PM   #3
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Hello Ron

Thanks for your response. Not sure what you mean by being in the "air", when I boot from the gnome or kde cd i do not get an install option as the program from the cd takes over the entire desktop. There is no icon or option which says or implies Installation.

I am obviously missing something here. Will try it again.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 02:44 PM   #4
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With in the air I mean the OS is working from the CD OR DVD without being installed
And when KDE OR GNOME is working the icon is there on the desktop
 
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Thanks Ron

I understand now. It's a really old computer and when I boot from the CD, it craps out when loading X config. Somehow 10.3 seems to work ok.

Thanks for your comments.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 08:24 PM   #6
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In addition to selecting the "failsafe" option. ALSO hit pf3 and select VESA.

Since its an old pc and it is the xserver thats "crapping" out, I am guessing that the problem is with the video driver.
VESA will tell it to use a generic driver.

Does the boot leave you at command prompt?
 
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Hi,
The same thing happened to me and I too am using an old p111 machine.
I am left at the boot menu from command

boot >

is there any way I can force the installation using command line. If so i will need help
on the commands to process

also it seems from above that my video driver is old and I need to know whether OpenSuse 11 can run on it
 
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Hi,

also it seems from above that my video driver is old and I need to know whether OpenSuse 11 can run on it
Opensuse has for every distro a database with the supported hardawre
see if you can find it over there
 
  


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