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Old 01-01-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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9.2 LiveDVD prompts to INSTALL rather than boot into OS


Greetings. I have 9.1 pro installed on a drive that WinXP was installed upon. Right at the moment, I do not want to have SuSE as a boot loader option. I do, however, want to boot with a live CD / DVD to check out 9.2, and to recover some data /files.

When I boot with the LiveDVD that I downloaded HERE , I am greeted by the typical menu to

• Boot from hard drive
• Rescue
• Install (normal)
• Install (acpi)
• Install (safe)
• Exit

etcetera. I know this is not the exact wording or order of the choices.

It is 9.2 (green splash) and it does not give the option to run as a live demo.

What's happening, and how do I get around it (short of hiding the partition with partition magic which will prevent me from accessing the files I wish to recover.

Note, I’m not looking for an option to install the OS on a different HDD and then add this one back into the system. I just want to run the Live DVD as is.

Thanks!
 
Old 01-02-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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I DL'd the one for x86_64 for 9.2 and it fires right up after the boot from CD message. SOunds like you are booting from another source other than CD because that menu should not show up. Either that, or the ISO image is in error.

I am just a newb, wish I cuold help more.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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nope, booting from the dvd. I tried w/ personal on CD, same thing. It has something to do with the installed version...
 
Old 01-03-2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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Hmmm, no takers? How about the SuSE / Novell Rep. Any ideas?
Hey, I wonder if I can just install this as a free 9.1 pro "upgrade." Wouldn't that be an interesting twist?
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:21 PM   #5
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I have the same problem...

If anyone knows how to fix this i'd really appreciate it.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 10:22 AM   #6
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I would guess the livedvd is mislabled and you are actually getting the ftp dvd which is installable..try getting the livecd from another source.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 08:05 PM   #7
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Wink "Free 9.2 Pro Ugrade" ;-)

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I would guess the LiveDVD is mislabeled and you are actually getting the ftp DVD which is installable... try getting the livecd from another source.
Nope, that's not the case. I installed MS Virtual machine and the newly created "system” booted the DVD right into the Live Demo.

This is definitely a bug where the Live DVD is recognizing SuSE on the Hard Drive and running setup rather than running the Live DVD Demo.




Hey, Thank you for the free upgrade SuSE / Novell!


nucahx,

My guess is that by hiding the partition containing SuSE using partition magic or one of the partition tools on Sourceforge, or by disabling the hard drive altogether through the BIOS, one might boot from the LiveDVD..

Last edited by ima; 01-12-2005 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:57 AM   #8
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It's been a while, but it I remember correctly, the 9.1 live CD creates a ramdisk and then does a partial install to the disk. This goes through YaST and the whole nine yards. How far can you go on the disk?
 
  


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