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Old 03-27-2002, 10:10 AM   #1
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Bootdisk Error

I'm trying to install SuSe 7.3 via FTP.
I have used rawrite to create a bootdisk using bootdisk.img in the /disks directory.

However, when I reboot my computer and the bootdisk loads, at first everything is fine, but when at the bottom is 'loading linux' I soon get an error 'Boot failed: please chage disks and press a key to continue'. Ive tried with two diskettes so I dont think its the actual disk. Am I using the wrong bootdisk image?

I would really appreciate any help offered.
Thanks in advance

P.S. (System)
I have an Athlon 1.4 Ghz DDR with 512MB DDR RAM
Running Windows XP (at the mo.)
GeForce2 Pro
Old 03-27-2002, 12:07 PM   #2
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Are you sure you got the right disk: network-install?

2nd, check your BIOS. It could be pointing to first boot HD1 which is empty.
Old 03-27-2002, 03:15 PM   #3
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I think bootdisk.img is the right one (in the readme in the /disks directory it says that it is the standard one and mentions two other images for pcmia (sp?) or old cd-roms). Also, there isn't a image which has network in its name
However the readme doesnt mention a couple of images available in the readme..might it be one of those?

Its pointing to the floppy drive, the bootdisk does initially load but then while its loading it brings up the error message.

Any other ideas please?

Cheers for your help


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