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Old 08-22-2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing suse from 6 cd's for pc.

I am trying to install suse 10.1 from 6 CD's for PC purchased from and their tech site couldn't help me and they suggested I try this site. The PC is a extra one 5 or 6 years old with a 20 Gig hard disk, 512 meg memory running at 1050 MHz, no OS on the disk suse can have it all. When I boot with disk 1 and answer the questions it starts the install. It even shows a time to disk 2. When disk 1 is finished it reboots with no chance to insert disk 2. Leaving disk 1 in brings up the same install menu which doesn't seem to have any option for disk 2 or to continue the install.

> When I put disk 2 in after Disk 1 has installed and rebooted.
> Screen displays
> Searching for Boot Record from CDROM.. OK
> Insert CD1 or DVD and press a key to continue
> Sorry, CD1 or DVD and press a key to could not boot from this CD
> Insert CD1 or DVD and press a key to continue.
> With no CD and booting from the hard disk
> Screen displays
> Novell Netware Ready Firmware V1.00(940809)
> (C) Copyright 1991-1994 Novell, Inc All Rights Reserved.
> SiS 900/7016 PCI Adapters DOS ODI Driver V1.10(001228)
> RPL-ROM-ADR: 00A E612 3873
> RPL-ROM-FFC 5 Not Found
> Insert Boot diskette in A:
> Press any key when ready
> It doesn't seem to have loaded enough to come up with just disk 1 installing.
Old 08-23-2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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Restart the install, do everything exactly the same.
This time, when it reboots, and says it wants disk 1. Give it disk 1.
DONT, change disks or try to guess ahead of the computer and it'll install just fine.
Old 08-23-2006, 10:30 PM   #3
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it should say "boot from hard drive" as the default. hit enter or let it time out and the install routine will continue
Old 08-24-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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I found the problem. The hard disk is not found by the BIOS on reboot. I went into the setup and told it to look for hard disks and it found it. I then found where it was in the install and asked for disk 2. The install went just fine after that. Thanks for the suggestions. I may have a hardware problem. Bad disk or connection or system board.


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