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Old 09-30-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Hi im very new to linux, pretty much a complete newbie.......i downloaded the CD's for suse 10.1 through torrents.....i then burned the files onto dvd...when i insert the dvd and try to run the installation nothing happens. Can somebody tell me what im doing wrong, so i can get the installation process on under way.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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Did you check the MD5 sum of the file you downloaded? You can find the correct sum at http://suse.mirrors.tds.net/pub/open...vd-iso/MD5SUMS (compare this with the md5sum of the file you have -- see http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/using_md5sums.html for how to do this in Windows).

If the checksums are correct, please tell us a little more about your hardware and any warning/error messages you get before the system freezes. You might try running memtest86+ to check that you have good working memory in your system.
 
Old 09-30-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
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Are you sure you're not just copying data versions of the downloads onto CD? If you're using Windows to burn your CDs, you'll have to d-load and install a 3rd party application called ISO Recorder. This will allow you to burn CD images, not just data disks.

ISO Recorder is available for free HERE.

Luck!
 
Old 10-01-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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A software that'll also run with older versions of WinDoze is DeepBurner. They're also offering a free version (the Pro version is shareware) that should prove sufficient for your needs.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 09:32 AM   #5
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the recorder vtel57 linked to is great. just install it, right click the iso image you downloaded and click 'burn/copy image to cd'. it's a great program.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 12:50 PM   #6
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Hey thx guys i've followed the tips you all have given me and it seems to be working right now.......im in the middle of the the install as i type this, the help was much appreciated.
 
Old 10-01-2006, 04:31 PM   #7
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Congrats!

Yup... Alex Feinman's little app is pretty cool, huh? Glad it all worked out for you folks.

Enjoy your new Linux install.

~Eric
 
Old 10-03-2006, 05:15 PM   #8
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Blank Screen

Ok guys im having some more trouble getting suse 10.1 to start up on my computer. I ran the installation, but im getting a blank screen when i try to lauch SUSE. I was thinking of formatting my partitions but when i insert XP CD it does not launch. I've went into the bios and disable everything except my optical drive and it still does not give me the option to format. Instead it takes me to the screen where i have the choice to select windows or SUSE. What can i do to fix this problem
 
Old 10-03-2006, 06:48 PM   #9
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it seems like something happened during install. you may have to wipe the drive. unless you can boot with a live cd, mount the drive to make sure all your files are there and not gotten corrupted. you may also try to re-install your suse.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 10:55 AM   #10
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Hey guys i finally got linux installed after about a combined 12 cd's and DVD's i think i tried installing about 5 different Core. I have a quick question, i was running 2 operating systems XP home and pro. I wanted to install the Fedora on the partition that was running XP pro. I read on the Fedora web site that i would just need to type in linux rescue at the start install screen to to redue the XP pro partition so i would have room for linux. I went ahead and typed linux rescue but it just installed the Fedora without ever giving me the option to adjust the XP pro partition. Can somebody tell me why this happened also i really need to do something about the screen resolution, how can i resize this? Also i have an MSI 6600 LE vid card do i need to install the drivers as well as the nVidia drivers that came with my motherboard?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 11:10 AM   #11
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Ok i think i may have jump the gun on my last post. What i think i have is the live CD because i could only load and run linux with the CD. Somebody correct me if im wrong but that is the case right?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 03:38 PM   #12
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AFAIK the Fedora rescue mode is for rescuing borked Linux installs. it won't help you with any XP problems (there are other tools for that). There's not enough info in your posts to figure out exactly what happened ... did you ever actually install Fedora to your hard drive?

BTW you can find the NVidia drivers for Linux here, but they're only needed for 3D stuff (the native Linux drivers handle 2D perfectly well. You should not need any other motherboard drivers unless you have really esoteric onboard hardware. Assuming you did an install onto your hard drive, there is a control panel you can use to adjust your screen resolution. Check though that your video card and monitor were properly detected/configured.

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Old 10-07-2006, 04:26 PM   #13
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Thx for the reply's guys. Ok this is what's happening. I downloaded the DVD ISO image using bitcomet. I then burned the ISO to DVD using PowerISO. I ran the install, Feodra boots up. However once i take the DVD out of my drive and restart the computer i only have the option of selecting from the XP home or pro operating system that im running as well. When i put in the fedora DVD i have to run the installation again for linux to work. I Did try to install fedora before using the 5cd's but i was having trouble with the video. It would always crash once i get to a certain point, making the instructions unreadable
 
Old 10-07-2006, 05:40 PM   #14
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This message is for vtel57. Hey i did sign up for the scotts newsletter forum, however im having trouble posting a message. do you know how long it will be before i can ask me questions?
 
Old 10-07-2006, 10:27 PM   #15
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It usually takes just a couple hours for one of the Admins there to approve your registration. If you're not able to post by the time you read this message, then let me know what username you used to sign up and I'll PM one of the Admins over there to get you approved ASAP.

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