the cd hangs up when trying to install.I tried failsafe and I could enter yast in the text mode and configure hardware etc .
But how to go on?
After rebooting I tried again to install,and nothing happens again but a hang up immediatly
Please,if possible,show me the right thread or give a hind.
Welcome to the forums.
How is Win 98 relevant to the problem?
What hardware do you have? RAM? CPU? Hard disk? Video card? Or if it’s a standard model of computer, the name of the model.
ok,now I found the button for installation in the text based yast,but I still can only boot with failsafe.
With Suse 9.2 I didn’t have any booting problems on this computer.
i386 ,amd athlon1800xp ,250 mb ram harddrive samsung6003h (ide)
With 256MB of memory you will have difficulties booting with the live CD and installing. You could activate a swap partition, but the install would be awfully slow. Do one of the following:
256MB is just enough to run afterwards though. Get more RAM, even temporarily.
Install with the DVD
Install over the net (local or Internet) using the NET install CD.
I downloaded the live cd because the dvd wouldn’t start.
Now I have most things running including internet,but I still have to boot failsafe,though it accepts high resolution = on and the x11 shell gets started.
Do I just need more memory or is it one of those bios errors concerning ide/apic harddrives I read about in the support documentations for suse and ubuntu?
sorry for my english^^
Try each added item from the failsafe boot in the regular boot until you find the option(s) that are required. I would guess the problem is with the motherboard and a bios update may help, but as the earlier poster noted adding more ram would solve most issues.
I 'll try that,but first I go into the sun.
Thanks for the advice, Carsten