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    Exclamation Reformat openSuze

    Hey i have a massive problem on my laptop that has openSUZE not sure what version, and i dont know how to reformat it to wipe whatever the problem is and start again, please help!

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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    If you mean you want to re-install, just use the install cd or dvd. Doesn't have to be the same version.

    Choose installation
    At the installer - New Installation

    You don't say if you have windows on there too?

    But the install basically goes to /
    /home can be left as is *do not format* but still need to make sure it is mounted to /home

    if you have a windows partition set a mount point for it as /windows
    *do not format*

    double check everything

    if you are not sure report back here
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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    cool, i dont have a cd but i'll just dl it. thanks for that, i'll let you know if i have any further probs.

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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    PLEASE read this http://tinyurl.com/3vwrzl and http://tinyurl.com/6mu7rm
    _before_ you format away important stuff..

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    Hey guys, i downloaded the full program, and went to install it by my laptop wont open any .exe files, i checked it on my desktop which runs windows and its not a problem wwith the disk, so any help on how to run .exe's? or how to format? i think it would be best to format and do a complete fresh install.
    Cheers for anyhelp.

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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    There are no .exe file in a Linux system
    What did you download?

    If you downloaded the suse dvd and have burned it. When you boot you will get a green boot screen - choose installation.

    NB;You have to have set the cd/dvd drive to first boot device in your bios first.
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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    .exe files do not work with Linux,unless you use Wine.if you are trying to find/install a program in openSUSE, you need to use YaST - software manager to find/install programs. I recommend you have a quick read of this NEWBIES - Suse-11.0 Pre-installation PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums and this Concepts - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    Hi i cant get into the BIOS on my laptop, and it wont boot from cd, i turn it on and i get a boot scree that lets me choose from openSUSE or openSUSE safemode.

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    Default Re: Reformat openSuze

    You can run the openSUSE installer by booting the DVD, you don't need to run it from Windows.

    Some questions for you:
    How fresh may the install be? Can you wipe everything off or is there data you want to keep/save?

    It would be good to know how your disk is setup.. what partitions are there on there? And do you want to keep XP installed?

    ps: wow, left my screen open too long before replying, but 4 reply s added in 15 minutes?! You guys are speedy!
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Hey, no partitions, nothing but openSUSE on it, dont mind formatting and starting again as i have got all my data off already.

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