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Thread: suse 10.3 to 11.0 upgrade problem

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    jscgmuck NNTP User

    Default suse 10.3 to 11.0 upgrade problem

    Hi everyone,

    I am relatively new to Linux, decided to give it a try, however I have the following problem - after I have installed SUSE 10.3 I can no longer access the BIOS on the PC, and the grub boot manager does not seem to recognize the DVD drive, so that now I can not boot from a DVD and hense have trouble upgrading to 11.0.

    Just to be precise, I have a rather old PC (a nine-year old Dell XPS) and 10.3 runs pretty slow on it. I was hoping the upgrade will work a bit fasted, especially when copying files, but for now I can not upgrade at all. What's worse, it seems that even if I uninstall SUSE completely, Grub will remain.

    Thus, my plea for help is the following: how do I make Grub recognize the DVD drive, or how do I get rid of it and recover my usual BIOS?

    Thanks in advance,
    Joe.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: suse 10.3 to 11.0 upgrade problem

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    Not sure on the DVD thing, but there is no way that Linux is preventing
    access to your BIOS. BIOS access happens before anything else in the
    world... unplug all you drives and your BIOS is still accessible.

    Good luck.





    jscgmuck wrote:
    | Hi everyone,
    |
    | I am relatively new to Linux, decided to give it a try, however I have
    | the following problem - after I have installed SUSE 10.3 I can no
    | longer access the BIOS on the PC, and the grub boot manager does not
    | seem to recognize the DVD drive, so that now I can not boot from a DVD
    | and hense have trouble upgrading to 11.0.
    |
    | Just to be precise, I have a rather old PC (a nine-year old Dell XPS)
    | and 10.3 runs pretty slow on it. I was hoping the upgrade will work a
    | bit fasted, especially when copying files, but for now I can not
    | upgrade at all. What's worse, it seems that even if I uninstall SUSE
    | completely, Grub will remain.
    |
    | Thus, my plea for help is the following: how do I make Grub recognize
    | the DVD drive, or how do I get rid of it and recover my usual BIOS?
    |
    | Thanks in advance,
    | Joe.
    |
    |
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