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Old 12-03-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.2 on Dell optiplex SX280 installation problem


I am trying to install SuSE 9.2 on Dell optiplex SX280. I dont have CDROM drive so I boot the PC using boot disk and then I use USB CDROM drive for installation. Everything seems to go fine till it finishes installing contents of the first CD. As soon as it has finished the first CD it starts to finish the installation rather than asking for the second CD and then reboots the PC and then it is not able to boot completely. I am in a great fix I have tried Red Hat 7.3, 8.0, 9.0 and their Enterprise Linux ver 3 nothing worked. Then I read somewhere that someone has installed SuSE 9.2 and when I try that I am running through this problem :-( Any suggestions?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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I have FC2 on a SX280, but it doesn't like my USB CD/DVD either. If you have a D600, you can steal the CD drive out of it to install it (that's what I had to do)
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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Thanks sigsegv,

Is there any other way to do it. I dont have D600 cdrom drvie. I tried network ftp install even that doesnt seem to work out same problem as before.
 
Old 12-04-2004, 09:50 AM   #4
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Hmmm ... Do you have another machine with SATA in it? You could pull the drive and install in that one, then move it back to the SX280 once it's installed.

I'm honestly out of ideas. Once I had an internal CD drive for mine, it installed dandy. I would expect the network install to work similarly, so I'm wondering if you might have other problems.
 
  


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