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Old 08-18-2004, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hi and thank you for allowing me here.

I purchased Suse Linux Professional 9,1, today. I suppose I wanted to escape the Microsoft "trap."

However, I formatted both of my drives to NTFS, placed CD1 into the drive. I selected installation from the menu and waited, and waited and waited.

I then selected manual. Perhaps, because I was really unaware at what was going on, I made mistakes. When the program finished installing I compounded the problem by making further mistakes.

I started to install the program at 9.00am and it is now 11.46pm, and no further.

I am on the verge of throwing Suse into the trash can when a Friend over at Infoprosjoint suggested making a trip over here.

What I want to know is why my computer will not allow the automatic installation of Suse Linux.

Any advice would be welcome

Marse Robert

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Old 08-18-2004, 07:02 PM   #2
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The typical scenario for installing a LInux distro would be to install it onto a filesystem such as ext3 during the install - the installer would typically create the filesystem out of unpartitoined free space. Have you got any unpartitioned free space at the moment?
Old 08-18-2004, 07:06 PM   #3
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Hi Sky,

When I started, I took everything off my computer's drive. I have two Western Digital Raptors (SATA). I formatted the 1st Drive as Primary with 74 Gig of Free space: in fact, all of drive 1. I formatted drive 2 with NTFS as a Logical Drive which was completely free


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