I tried to installed OpenSUSE 11.2 “i586” on an older Sony Vaio laptop (model PCG-XG9) with 20 GB HD and 128 or 256 MB RAM (not sure). There is no ethernet port, but I have a PCMCIA WLAN card “Cabetron RoamAbout 11 Mbit/s”, which should work perfectly with any Linux.
The computer had Win98 on it originally (which, of course, after all installation attempts is now destroyed). The problem is that I cannot install to the end at all - no matter what I try:
Having the disk as a single FAT partition (made by a Win98 installation CD), it appears that the installer cannot create the correct partitions needed for Linux.
Having deleted the DOS partition with FDISK from Windows98 - which is like buying a completely new, unformatted HD from a store. But again, it cannot automatically set the partitions…
Is there a manual / instruction page somewhere how I should partition the disk manually (how to do it, and what sizes are recommended for each partition)?
This would be great. Thank you, Christian