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Old 11-18-2003, 09:33 AM   #1
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Question Help Installing Suse


I am new to linux and I am trying to install linux on another partition, however when I put the disk in the only thing that happens is I get a list of files on the disk. it does not autorun anything. Am I doing something wrong or do I have a bad disk? How do I correctly install this?

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Old 11-18-2003, 10:04 AM   #2
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Are you booting with the CD in the drive?

If you downloaded, did the md5sum check and did you burn the isos to the CD as image files? Don't extract and burn, or you will just see some files and it won't be bootable.

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image
# Cheap CDs
AlmostFreeLinux
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy
CheapISO
Os Heaven

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File

# Partitioning
Linux Partition HOWTO
Rute - Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting
Proper Filesystem Layout

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Old 11-18-2003, 10:09 AM   #3
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I was trying to put the disk in the drive and see if it would launch. do you need to burn the bin booter and try to install?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:15 AM   #4
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I don't know what you actually have yet. Did you purchase or download the live (runs from the cd on bootup) version?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:36 AM   #5
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I purchased the new 9.0 version, but I got on ebay without the manuals. So I am dead in water. What an Idiot!
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:44 AM   #6
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set the bios to boot from cd, put disc 1 in the drive and reboot.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:51 AM   #7
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O.K. thanks I will try that later. right now I am at work. Appreciate your time.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 10:51 AM   #8
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I suggest reading the pre-install guides first.
Check the CDs for documentation. There is probably an install guide on one of the CDs.

If not, visit the SuSE site and search for install guides.

When you are ready to start, access your bios settings, turn off plug 'n pray, set to boot from the CD before the hard drive and save the bios settings, insert install CD1 in the CD drive and reboot.

Good luck and may the learning curve be easy for you.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 11:30 AM   #9
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O.K. Thank You
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:00 PM   #10
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The installation of Suse is very simple.

Set the bios to start from CDrom( as suggested) . Put Cdr in .

Suse starts from cdr, you get some simple questions about Mode (choose new installation) - Keyboard layout - Mouse -
then it will make suggestions about the partitions and resize if necessary (you can change anything)

A default system with office applications is preset

You get some question where Suse installs the master boot record,
Time zone is checked .
You get suggestions, if you don't know what to do follow the suggestions.
Most hardware is detected without problems, only if you Nvidia stuff, you have to load drivers.

There should be info on the cd and something like a manual.

Off you go!

CB

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