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Thread: Non system disk error on booting openSUSE on empty Compaq

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    van_ingen NNTP User

    Question Non system disk error on booting openSUSE on empty Compaq

    Just got a boxed version of openSUSE 11.1 with CD and DVD. Purpose is to gain experience with Linux, on a fully emptied Compaq machine, formely using Windows XP Home. The BIOS takes the CD ROM as primary boot station. However I keep getting the message Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready. Can anyone get me started? Thanx, Jeroen.

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    alzwded NNTP User

    Default Re: Non system disk error on booting openSUSE on empty Compa

    Hey van_ingen,

    Just for knowledge, how did you empty the hard drive in the first place?
    And double check if the hard drive is not the first boot option in your BIOS boot order. On my computer, at least, if I let the hard drive be the first option and it's not bootable it doesn't automatically pass on to the other options (i.e., cd-rom).

    Also, does the message show up when you first put the cd/dvd in the drive or after you installed?

    Finally - check with Compaq's website's forums, you may find some answers there.

    I hope you don't get scared away,
    Vlad

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    Default Re: Non system disk error on booting openSUSE on empty Compa

    I have two Compaq Presario computers. My old one a S6000CL and my main one is a SR5123WM.

    What model is your Compaq?
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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