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




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.
>
> Jim George


Perhaps the appropriate driver for the cdrom driver is not loaded into
the kernel?
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