suse installation problems

Chris Ball cjb at
Sun Aug 6 19:11:29 EDT 2006


>> On Sun, 6 Aug 2006 18:43:50, Ken Gosier <ken at> said:

   > 1) My CDrom drive is not bootable. When I place the first CD into
   > the drive and reboot, the CDrom drive is ignored and the PC boots
   > into Windows.

Your CD drive should be bootable.  Most likely, there is a "boot order"
set in your computer's BIOS that tells it to try booting from the hard 
disk before trying to boot from the CD drive.  It should be easy to go
into the BIOS and change the boot order such that the CD drive is tried
before the hard disk is.

   > 3) pg. 51 for creating boot and rescue disks assumes I am already
   > running YaST. ie. It assumes I'm already halfway through the
   > installation process.

There are some instructions at:

.. but they seem to assume you have access to a working installation
with which to create the floppies from.

- Chris.
Chris Ball   <cjb at>    <>

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