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Old 01-14-2007, 08:38 AM   #16
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Thanks for the tip. I created a DVD version which installed, but when it reloaded after the boot, the screen just flashed on and off, so I gave up in disgust and installed XP (which went on trouble free in 1 hr). I may retry at some stage when I regain some enthusiasm.
Old 01-14-2007, 12:21 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by prowriter
I had the same problem as is mentioned here--getting the error message on amount of memory, Suse 10.2 only loading cd 1 and then never asking for cd 2, and I found a possible solution. (It worked for me.)

On the initial installation screen, when you have Installation, Installation without acpi, etc., go down to the bottom where it has the single line with the function buttons you can push for help, graphical, etc. You're looking for the graphical (monitor). Mine said "Vesa" on f3. I changed that to "text". That's what made the difference (not leaving it on the graphical selection.) I made the installation selections I wanted. It took me through the cd 1 program loading. It does reboot at that point. After it did, it then came back into the graphical loading program for the cd 2 and 3. Then I got the usual make root password, user password, etc. screens.

I'm no techie, but I think what was happening is that because the graphical interface (on my computer, Vesa) was selected in the beginning, whatever changed it to the text installer (as signified with the error message) only made the text installer last until the reboot. When it came back, it tried to change back to the (broken) graphical interface (in my case, for Vesa), which resulted in that screen with the blank boxes on it. Making sure the install is set for text install in the beginning changed that. Hope that helps. Suse 10.2 is fantastic, especially the sharper fonts.
Worked for me too! Thanks a bumch.
Old 01-15-2007, 02:02 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by makaveli_0000
Worked for me too! Thanks a bumch.
You guys are welcome. I spent 5 hours in frustration myself trying to get SuSE 10.2 loaded, so I know what you were going through. Jdal, hope it works for you, too. Version 10.2 has an updated menu that's pretty neat, but also runs so much faster than either 10.1 or SLED version did on my Emachine 1100 (celeron), 256 megs ram. It was well worth it.


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