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Re: [vox-tech] installing suse linux 8.1
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Re: [vox-tech] installing suse linux 8.1



On Friday 09 April 2004 11:39 pm, Jimbo wrote:
> Greetings:
> I am having a hard time installing suse on my newly built pc.  I had sucessfully installed it many times before on my old pc.
> 
> I have the boxed version of suse 8.1 professional.  I load up via cd.  It shows me various options to installing.  I choose the top one (installation) which I have done in the past.  Then it loads kernel.  Screens pop up asking what language and type of keyboard.  I hit enter on both occassions. Then, and this is where installation halts, a message pops up asking me to be sure that cd 1 is installed.  I press enter for ok.  Then a red box pops up and states that cd rom can not be mounted.
> 
> I tried to go manual installation but same error.  I have tried alternative installation disk 2 but same results.
> 
> I have a P4 800mhz processor with 1GB memory and an intel motherboard.  Thinking it might be my cd rom I changed it with my other one that was used to install suse before but same results.
> 
> All cds are good/ not damaged.  Googling just made me waste time.
> 
> If someone can give me insight and direction I would be very grateful.

If you are sure the CD is not damaged, then it sounds like
some kind of hardware incompatibility with Linux, or perhaps
a hardware defect.  Is the CD drive IDE?  What's the
motherboard?

-- Rod
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