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Old 11-19-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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problem installing SuSe 6,4, please help


Hi guys. This is a strange case. I`m trie to install suse 6.4 on my computer but get error when booting.

Ok, I have a computer with windows 2008 server installed and 3 hdd drives. I also have 6 cd`s and two floppy disk. one of the floppy disk is named bootdisk. So I fire up the computer and it`s boots from the floppy, it`s loading and everything is fine. when I come to the window that I can select the hdd I can`t remember what the correct hdd is named, so I abort the instalation and go into the bios to check the hdd name. Ok. I write the name down, restart the computer (without saving in the bios) and it`s boots the floppy again, but when it comes to "Loading initrd" I got a error: please change disks and press a key to continue. I have not change anything in the bios, just went in to see the name on the hdd. So my question is: what happend ??

I also open the floppy disk in windows and it works.

Some other problem is: I can`t get the cd1 to run ether. I boot from the cd1 and it`s loading but when it`s start to Load Linux........ the screen is black and nothing happens at all.

so the problem is: the floppy loads and works the first time but not the seccond time.

The cd1 (Loading Linux....) is not working at all.

Can anyone please help me ? I`m real stuck. I have tried to read the manual but I`m at the dead end here.

thank you all.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 11:05 AM   #2
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Need a little more info here mate, What hardware?

I have had issues similar on an e-machine and an ibm x440.

The e-machine was sorted by bios upgrade and the x440 required a custom Kernel to install it.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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Ok I will trie my best.

the main board is MSI
and bios is Phoenix awardbios cmos with bios version w7025NMS V1.5

CPU type is AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 2,4GHz
Memory 2.0 GB
System type is 32 bit

Soundcard is soundblaster Live

Video card is Radeon 7000 Series PCI

Network card 1 is Nvidia nforce
Networkcard 2 is Realtek RTL

Hard drives is

Hdd1 is Seagate 80GB IDE (ATA)
Hdd2 is Seagate 120Gb IDE (ATA)
Hdd3 is Seagate 80Gb IDE (ATA)
Hdd4 is Seagate 200Gb SATA (ATA)

Cd-rom is NEC DWR IDE

Operative system is. Windows Server 2008 with Service pack 2

it`s strange that i works first time but not the seccond.


I forgot to say, the Hdd1 drive (my C drive)and Hdd2, Hdd3 is NTFS. the Hdd4 is Fat32

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Old 11-19-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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Erm... SuSE 6.4 was released in March of 2000, nearly 12 years ago. It reached end-of-life in 2002. I doubt very much anyone is able to offer any real advice other than to use a current linux distribution.

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Old 11-19-2011, 02:47 PM   #5
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From memory, it was pretty buggy by (then) SuSE standards. I'd go for something more recent. Try a live CD, Knoppix perhaps, see how it copes with your hardware? Install if you like it.
 
Old 11-19-2011, 05:09 PM   #6
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You would have a chance using a virtual machine instead, that old suse won't support your system.

You can build a new version at susestudio to your needs.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 02:50 AM   #7
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Ok guy`s thank you. Yes that is true, it`s a old suse version, but I tought my computer was old too hehe. I will go for suse version 10 or something instead, maby that will work better.
I tried the VMWare yesterday but that was to old too, maby it`s time upgrade my software
Anyway, thank you for your help, I will trie a newer version.
 
Old 11-20-2011, 06:59 AM   #8
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Why not do as I said, use something that's small and quick to download (and with very good autorecognition), like the Knoppix live CD? See if it'll run on your hardware. If all else fails, it'll still be useful as a recovery disk.
 
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SUSE 10.3 (the last version) saw end-of-life in 2009. Why not just grab a supported version?

Adam

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