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Old 10-21-2004, 08:57 AM   #1
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Trouble installing SuSE 9.1 Personal -- No boot disk images

I've been trying to install SuSE 9.1 Personal on my younger brother's computer recently, but I haven't had much luck. Neither of us uses Linux, but I've had an interest in it for a while. I put it into his head that Linux would be faster than Windows 98 (I hope I was right about that), and he decided that he wanted it installed.
Long story short, while trying to partition the hard drive for the install, I managed to break windows (I shut off the virtual memory, it won't boot up now), and linux is our only option. I can still boot to dos using a boot disk. The problem is the computer won't boot from the CD (gives the message "Cannot boot from this CD. Please use CD2 or try a BIOS update."). I was told to check the boot folder on the CD for instructions to make a boot disk. The instructions exist, but they tell you to use rawritewin (which doesn't seem to be on the CD (I was able to download it from the internet though)) to copy floppy disk images to boot disks. Exept the disk images don't seem to exist.

I downloaded the ISO from SuSE's web site, I know it's not the Live CD version. It says in the documentation next to the download link (for the Illinois mirror anyways) that I can order the full version of 9.1 personal from them after I have evaluated this. Did I download an evaluation distro?

Old 10-21-2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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The images for the boot disks for 9.1 are here:

they are the "bootdskX" (1440) files.

These are supposed to boot 9.1 pro, not sure if it will work on personal. But it won´t harm to try.

the README file can give you more details.
Old 10-22-2004, 04:45 PM   #3
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The first cd usually also has a directory named dosutils. In that will be rawrite.exe

There is also a directory probably called either images or bootimages. Look around that 1st cd. You can make a bootable floppy to install the system.
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