On Thursday 18 November 2004 15:22, Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> On my blog at www.zen.org/~brendan/ I've got some of the details behind
> trying to get SuSE 9.2 Professional (sent by a friend) going on my laptop.
I discovered the cause of the problem. The "New Install" choice didn't
actually reformat the drive like I expected. It grabbed the large non-root
partition off the existing disk, and used that for its full installation.
That left the previous root partition (a brief attempt at using Mandrake
10.1), which faked me out into thinking it too had bits of SuSE 9.2 on it.
That's what I get for not properly making notes as I did the Mandrake attempt
With John Orford's suggestion that it might be the space used for suspending
to disk for hibernation, I paid more attention to what it was doing when I'd
put it to sleep (echo 3 > /proc/acpi/sleep, or closing the lid after my
'powermanagement' file change). It's apparently putting the image onto the
swap partition, perhaps selecting swap since the laptop only has 240Mb of
memory (16Mb are used by the Transmeta chip's morphing engine).
It was encouraging to hear Niall's own success with 9.2, since that at least
qualified it to me as likely to be nice and stable.
Thanks for your responses,
Brendan Kehoe brendan at zen.orghttp://www.zen.org/~brendan/
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