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Old 01-04-2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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trouble installing SuSE 9.0 on old p2 machines...

I've tried installing mandrake and fedora core 2 on these pentium 2 machines in school. they were generally ok, the problem is that after the installation when the computer tries to automatically reboot, it somehow just freezes and you have ot manually restart (which is fine)

BUUUT.. with suse 9 it's different! the thing with suse is that after installing from the FIRST cd, suse has the reboot before installing from the second and third cd...the problem arises because when the computer tries to boot after installing from the first cd, it freezes so i have to manually retart the computer, but when i do, i have to start the installaion all over again...anyonw know how this can be solved? thx!
Old 01-05-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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Sounds like a ACPI/APM problem. Check your BIOS settings for the aforementioned.
Old 01-05-2005, 03:59 AM   #3
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After the first cd installs and it reboots, you then have to reboot your machine, try selecting from the menu screen 'boot from hard disk' it will take a minute or two, but it will then continue on and the ask for the second disc. although it may take longer with the PII.

I have Suse 9.2 and it does the same thing, if I select install from cd, it will go through the install process again, so I found this seems to work that way, it should for you I hope.
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alright thx, i'll give it a try tomorrow, hopefully it will work ^^



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