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Old 03-14-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
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Booting using DVD

This is one of those times when your mind goes blank. I have been configuring a SUSE 9.3 Install on a Toshiba Tecra M4 and it has not been fun. However, I have managed to amaze myself -- and the system and all the devices seem to be working fine now-- except the TWINVIEW -- which I will work on this weekend, I have all the info I need.

So--the problem--- I need to resize a partition and I am pretty sure I need to do it from the DVD INstaller because it contains the / . So I simple want to boot the PC with the DVD and run the disk utilitites.

What is the best way to do this?

I have tried running a Yast2 from the init 3 and failsafe, but LINUX keeps telling me to unmount the volume first.


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Old 03-15-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about SuSE, but most distros have a rescue mode on the first installation CD/DVD.
At boot time just type:
linux rescue
Old 03-15-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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is your DVD drive set as primary or slave?

when I upgraded my computer system I just pretty much just backed up my files, plugged in my DVD drive then went through the installation process from scratch... just to make things easier.
Old 03-15-2006, 11:09 PM   #4
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The DVD is not starting automatically on boot-up. I will try the command.



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