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Old 08-29-2004, 10:28 AM   #1
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Install prob with suse 9.1

I'm completely new to linux, I though just give it a try.
I tried to install suse linux 9.1 from CD on my computer. I downloaded the latest version from the homepage. But when I install it the installation hangs after searching for hardware or something like this. The last message i can read is: "searching for infofile" And then it hangs
I have win xp installed on my PC (can this be the reason?)
I don't know maybe it has to do with my hardware, but i thought suse would support it.
my hardware is: ASUS PC800 + P4 3.06 with a SATA HD from MAXTOR

i hope someone can help me with this.
Old 08-29-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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Do you have any USB hardware plugged in? I have seen this problem when I have an external usb hard drive installed. If not, it definately doesnt like some hard ware you have....
Old 08-29-2004, 06:21 PM   #3
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Cool I'm writing from Konqueror now. I finally made it!
Well yes i had an USB HArddrive plugged in but that wasn't the problem. At least i think so, because it didnt work after unplugging.
But then I changed a setting in the BIOS. I changed the hd controller from IDE to RAID and then it was installing with no problems. Thanks anyway...


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