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    Problems installing SuSE 9.2 mini.iso

    You may have read the thread in which I was searching for a molex terminator. Well I found one... it's called my old 40GB WD Caviar I've got that plugged in and the side of the case shoe-horned back on, all fine and dandy. I wanted to install SuSE 9.2 on the WD.

    My next step was to download the SuSE 9.2 mini installation .iso from Novell's ftp server, and use Nero to burn the image to a CDR. I had to use the mini iso as the full install was 691MB and I don't have a DVD drive. The problem I'm having is that I've set the BIOS to boot from the CD drive, and it does indeed show "Boot from CD" in the POST, but it then carries straight on into Windows.

    Any ideas on what I'm missing? Is there another way around it?


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    You should get up to 700Mb on a CD.

    Anyway, you normally have to press a key to get the PC to boot from CD. If you don't, it just drops down to the next bootable device.

    Dave

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    check the bios to make sure your PC is set to boot of CD rom first then your harddisk second. (eg you saved your settings), and yes the full 691 image should be fine on a CD. the DVD image is 4 gig.

    If your post message is showing it trying to boot from CD and failing, I'd guess that the image burn failed in someway. The mini CD should only about 146 meg in size fyi.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    Thanks for the replies guys. I've never had to press a key when booting with the XP Home DVD, but I'll try that Dave. The mini.iso is only about 64 MB, but I've run out of CD-Rs anyway, and Nero seems to complain when I try and give it a CD-RW. I've got some DVD-Rs now, someone is going to burn the full 3.1GB iso for me, hopefully that'll work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggerbugger
    I've never had to press a key when booting with the XP Home DVD
    Normally, you would use the XP CD on a freshly formatted HDD, therefore it will boot straight off the CD as there's no other boot device available. Perhaps that's why?

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    the xp cd's boot loader checks for other bootable devices - if it finds one (e.g. a hard disk with an OS on it), it'll give a timeout screen asking for you to press a key - if not it jumps into the setup screen.

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    Pressing a key when "Boot from CD" comes up doesn't do anything. Is there any other way to check if the image burned properly?

    [edit] It must have been a totally failed boot image on the first CD. I tried again using a CD-RW and it succeeded in booting the SuSE installer and detecting the second hard drive. However it popped up a box complaining that it couldn't find the image. Of the three folders on the CD, boot, media.1 and suse and one file content, each is full, except for the suse folder, which appears empty.

    If no-one can suggest anything, I'll wait to see what the DVD brings.

    [edit #2] I dowloaded the mini iso from this address ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.2/iso/

    This is also the address the DVD image is coming from. Am I getting the download from the wrong place? If so, where should i go?
    Last edited by Ruggerbugger; 11-05-2005 at 09:21 PM.


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