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Old 08-25-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
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Can't run the installer on Suse 9.3

Hi, I moved my hard drive containing windows xp/suse 9.3 to another computer. I did a reinstall of windows and now I wanted to do a repair of suse and get that up and running. I put in the DVD and selected install, but halfway through initializing the devices, I get a popup telling me "could not find Suse Linux CD - Activating manual setup program". Which is funny because the kernel was just loaded off the DVD.

Someone suggested that I set the option "acpi=off" prior, but that didn't work. I tried the safe setting, but nothing. I downloaded Suse 10.0 beta 2 to see if I could run the installer on that but I get the same problem. I'm still learning linux so I'm now pretty much out of ideas.

The motherboard that I'm using is an Asus K8S-MX with a SiS760GX/965L chipset if that helps.
Old 08-25-2005, 01:18 PM   #2
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The SUSE support database describes a problem with undetected harddisks on SIS chipsets. They boot with 'insmod=ide-generic'. Maybe your problem is comparable:
Old 08-26-2005, 02:37 AM   #3
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Thanks alot. That seemed to do the trick. I was able to get into the installer, and I did an update on what I already installed. Unfortunately, after reboot the system locked up while loading at "sh:can't access tty:job control turned off". I guess I might have to do a repair or a fresh install.
Old 08-26-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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hmmm.. during my last computer upgrade, I just booted up SuSE9.2 from my old drive on a new computer. During the boot process, a number of new devices (including the new motherboard chipset) were automatically detected and new drivers were loaded. If I remember correctly, I did not have to do anything else special, except install new nvidia driver.

Unlike XP - which needs 'repair' if you change the motherboard, linux does not, because the kernel does'n need to change (unless you go from x86 to somthing else...). But it looks like you are beyond this point and my suggestion is a bit late in coming


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