On Sun 17 Jul 2005 12:00, TreeFrog TreeFrog wrote:
> I have recently acquired for the price of 2 cans of red bull a nice
> fresh copy of Suse 9.3
> However (through no malice on the providers part I'm sure) The first
> CD is not booting.
> Everything seems to be there.
There must be something wrong with the CD if it doesn't boot.
I'm not sure it's actually worth using this CD.
> I had a go using FRESH DOWNLOAD (the only download tool I have managed
> to get to work with Mozilla Firefox) to get the first CD again from
> Novell but it keeps dropping and states a time of 5+ hours..!!
> This in itself is odd because I have a 2Mb line with IrishBB
I've never had any problem with Firefox,
but there is no law that says you must use it.
Why not use IE if you think it works better?
> The question is how do I re burn the CD to make it boot?
You shouldn't have to do anything.
If it doesn't boot, and other CDs do,
then there is something wrong with the CD.
> I have a copy of Knoppix someplace to throw into the equation.
> Now I think of it I might even still have a copy of Suse 9.0
> evaluation from a magazine..
> Also a copy of the first 3 Mandrake 10.1 CDs (there are 4 I believe)
Personally - but I am no expert - if I were in your position
I would try to get some version of Linux installed and working,
and then try to install the recent version of SuSE from the hard disk.
An alternative, if you have a floppy drive, is to try the Smart Boot Loader
which is meant to allow you to boot another OS from a CD.
(I've never tried this.)
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