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Old 09-30-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Trying to install SuSE 9.3 on a machine that won't boot from CD?

I have the SuSE 9.3 pro 5 disc set and I am trying to install it on a machine that will not boot from CD. I have tried all configurations in the bios and it just wont do it. I have the 30 gig hard drive partitioned into two segments (15 gigs each) and XP is installed on the first. I need to know where to get a floppy (which I can boot from) to kick start the Suse Installation.
Please help!
Old 09-30-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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That's very, very strange. Your machine seems pretty new to hold a HD of that size. I have booted from CD since my old 166 MHZ Compaq. Are you sure that those images are fine and were correctly burned?. If you are, then read this:

good luck!
Old 09-30-2005, 06:03 PM   #3
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I have installed alot of OS's on this machine and it has never booted from CD even if I post the boot order to CD for all 3 (1st-2nd-3rd). It will only boot from floppy or HD. It is a 1gig processor, not sure about the mother board.Will the SuSE 7.3 boots work for 9.3?

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