I am visiting this forum to search for help. I have an old laptop running SuSE Linux Professional 7.2. I use it occasionally for a very specific scientific software that I want to upgrade (it requires very low computing power). First I would like to re-install the system.
I still have the installation CDs of the distro, but I have not been able to find the boot diskettes. If I remember correctly, there were a “boot disk” and a “modules disk”.
Do you now where I could find images of these old boot disks?
Floppies, wow, nostalgia. I have a small pile of floppies I’m inclined to throw out but I still have one or two machines in the junk pile around that don’t boot from CDROM, so since the floppies are not taking up much space, I’ll wait for those machines to get thrown out first, as they probably will anyway.
Today just saw a trader selling the lowest SATA HD, 500GB, for $39. Higher capacities are even cheaper per GB, sweet spot now is around 1.5TB. I can remember a time I was so pleased when I could afford a 500MB disk, eons ago in Internet time.
> Thank you for these replies. I have found the images on the CD, and I
> have written floppies from them (on my newer computer with openSuSE
> 11.3), using the command dd if=…
> I have been able to reinstall the system using them.
Just for fun: Would you consider to post a bit about the system (hardware)
which runs your 7.2 now?
I just would be interested to know (nostalgia).
openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Quad Q8300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | GeForce
9600 GT | 4GB Ram
openSUSE 11.3 64 bit | Intel Core2 Duo T9300@2.50GHz | KDE 4.5 | Quadro FX
3600M | 4GB Ram
On 10/21/2010 07:06 AM, ken yap wrote:
> Today just saw a trader selling the lowest SATA HD, 500GB, for $39.
> Higher capacities are even cheaper per GB, sweet spot now is around
> 1.5TB. I can remember a time I was so pleased when I could afford a
> 500MB disk, eons ago in Internet time.
> Sorry, all this is making me maudlin.
I must be much older than you. I was very happy that my first home PC had a 80
MB hard drive. It also had one of the first 25 Mhz i386 CPUs. I also remember
feeling rather good when disk storage crossed the $1/MB level. No it is 20 times
cheaper even with inflated $$.
we had a card puncher in my office…i punched a few…dang noisy machine.
and, i sat at the terminal and typed in something (do not remember
what) to get my disk pack mounted…and, a person (admin we
called’em) had to walk over to the storage shelf, pick up a thing
bigger than a three layer chocolate (mmmmmmmm) cake, walk it over to
the drive unit, physically install it on the spindle and then hit the
button to spin it up…now, THAT was “mounting a drive”…
and, then i could get to it…(circa 1978, IBM 360(s) in the basement
running at SECRET level) along with a thousand other users, or so, in
the same building…i had to go to a different room…use a different
userID and strong pass to log on to the TOP SECRET system…they were
not connected in any way…
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
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