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Old 10-05-2004, 04:42 PM   #1
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Question SuSE 9.1 personal install without bootable CDROM

My agency's future direction is SuSE Linux, so I'm trying to install version 9.1 Personal on an older, under-utilized Pentium box running Windows. I want to pursue the option (using YAST?) of repartitioning my hard drive without losing the existing files. I downloaded the ISO image and successfully burned an ISO image CD-ROM.

That's when I learned the motherboard of this older PC doesn't support booting from the CD-ROM.

So how can I fire up this version if all I have to boot from is a floppy drive?

Thanks for puting up with this pretty kindergarten-level stuff. But it all starts with the first successful boot, right?

Old 10-05-2004, 05:24 PM   #2
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I have your answer!

I had the same situation before, what you need is a boot disk. Here is how to get what you need. go to:

download the DOS one, follow the instructions. I'd put it onto a floppy and boot from that.
Voila, instant boot from cd rom solution!


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