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Suzyb 04-12-2003 11:07 AM

Linux 8.1
Im new to Linux and Im trying to install LINUX 8.1, my problem is when I boot the cd it is freezing on the flash screen and Im getting no text at all.
Please can any one help me, Ive been trying for 2 weeks to install this

Crashed_Again 04-12-2003 11:14 AM

Linux 8.1 ??? What is that? What distrobution are you using? RedHat, Suse, Mandrake, Slackware ???

Suzyb 04-12-2003 11:16 AM


coffeehead 04-12-2003 11:23 AM

Need more info...
Did you download the install Cd or buy the set?
At what part dose it lock up?
What kind of harware do you have?

Suzyb 04-12-2003 11:25 AM

Ive bought the cd, remember you are now talking to a women:confused: what hardware do you need to know about:cry:

Suzyb 04-12-2003 11:27 AM

forgot to say, it locks as the first flash screen comes up it has all the boxes on where you need to click to install it but no text
The only text I have is SuSE in the left hand corner

coffeehead 04-12-2003 11:35 AM

That the nice thing about linux it is for everybody.........You will learn
Ok what kind of computer do you have? Are you running windows?
Also try this use the second CD instead of the first CD and start the installation. You will be asked for the first CD during this procedure, please exchange the CDs in this case and continue the installation process.

Suzyb 04-12-2003 11:38 AM

Im running windows 98 and Ive tried all the different installation's.
Ive a voodoo 3dfx 3 grafic card if that is any use to you

coffeehead 04-12-2003 11:48 AM

Ok For hardware i need to know CPU,Motherbroad,Harddrive
Have you disabled PnP OS in BIOS?
With Suse8.1 you do get 60 days of installation support

Suzyb 04-12-2003 11:51 AM

oh my god now you are asking me things I dont know how to find out
I will go back into BIOS and see if Ive disabled it

coffeehead 04-12-2003 12:11 PM

Ok you may want to tey this... (if you have a high speed internet & a cd brunner)
SuSE Linux for i386 Live-Eval

SuSE makes the live-eval version of SuSE Linux available for download as an ISO image. This version runs entirely from the bootable CD and is not installed on the hard disk.

If you want to get to know SuSE Linux or test if your hardware is fully supported, the live-eval version is the right choice for you.
The ISO image is located in the respective directory under

Suzyb 04-12-2003 12:13 PM

Thanks I will give this a try.
Im just glad someone is trying to help me Ive been e-mailing the support team and they are now ignoring me

coffeehead 04-12-2003 12:18 PM

I have look @ (same as this Forum) But it's good to have more info.....

If you can get more info on your computer we will be able to help more...... When in windows right click on My computer goto properties and that should bring up Info on you computer.........

Suzyb 04-12-2003 12:26 PM

Packard Bell
Pentium (r) 111 processor

coffeehead 04-12-2003 12:48 PM

hmmmm Packard Bell i have run into big issue with them on Windows.. I have never tried them with Linux.....
I have install Suse on a PII 233 and 256 ram and found it very slow.
With Packard Bell sometime they use there own parts and make hard to setup stuff.....
I love Suse but you may want to download Suse7 or Redhat 7.3
Or get a newer computer.
IF you do not want to spend a lot of money and just want to play with Linux Look at
Microtel SYSMAR737 PC With 1.1 GHz Duron (for about 200 US$)
Then you can install Suse or another Linux on it......


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