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Old 09-22-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Install SUSE 9.1 from a dos prompt

I cannot boot from CD but can get to a dos prompt with a win98 bootdisk.

Can anyone tell me how to install it.


Old 09-22-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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chances are you havent set the pc to look at the cd-drive during boot-up. if you hit delete or a key like that during POST (the screen that comes up initially before any operating system kicks in), it should give you your motherboard's BIOS screen. the button u have to press does vary, so if del doesnt work try F1, F5, [tab] and so forth. once in there, in one of the sub-menu's u should see a boot sequence screen or something similar. make sure that the entry for your cd-drive is above your hard disk (altho u will probably want to put it after your floppy disk drive entry). it should then look at the cd-drive and see the Suse disk before the hard disk is examined.

good luck!!
Old 09-22-2004, 04:13 PM   #3
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Googleling for "suse boot floppy" gave this as 3. hit:

Should not be to hard...

(who would have thought it would be so easy to find answers on the web?)

Last edited by huibert.alblas; 09-22-2004 at 04:15 PM.


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