May also want to try a DVD-R media, I’ve had problems in the past with reading linux iso’s on DVD+R, though it probably was just my crappy laptop drive. It would get part-way through the initial setup screens, then die while loading the setup modules.
Thanks it may come to that. I could only find Memorex -r and that failed too!
Is there a way of installing via a usb stick or drive - the laptop lets me boot from a USB floppy - not sure how it would interpret a USB drive. I have read that there are issues with this in that Linux does not know about USB drives at this stage.
Alternately windows is also on this machine.
Can I put the installation on the HD and install from there? Any tips on how to do this? I have freed up a 4.82GB partition on the PC HDD.
I have started doing paper protoyping on my projects and it works very well: users don’t think we are almost done, and I can communicate the feedback to developers easily!
My question is which are the best tools for mocking the user interface?
I have discovered that my laptop won’t boot from a USB drive even with a BIOS upgrade. I tried validating the DVD using boot options “edd=off ide=nodma nodma acpi=off
all-generic-ide irqpoll” - someone I know at work recommended this.
The laptop seemed to like this better but failed after reading half of the DVD.
I validated the DVD on a newer laptop (it passed) but don’t want to put SUSE on that laptop.
I am considering trying an install in the hope that the install will read less data at a time than the media check.
I am also considering trying the live CD approach.