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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Introduction & installation comment
  • From: Roger Whittaker <roger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 13:13:58 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10002111311340.8098-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Corpus Christi wrote:

> Hi
> New Linux user - Ian Mason, IT Technician/Network Manager at Corpus Christi
> High School, Cardiff.
> I purchased SuSE 6.3 to try and familiarise myself with Linux and to try out
> the OS on a few standalone machines (curriculum networks still rooted with
> RM/NT4 for the foreseeable future!). Particularly interested in the
> workstation security that Linux could provide (translated to mean I'm fed up
> with Windows installations being destroyed by users and a multitude of games
> and other undesirable software appearing on our standalone machines!).
> So far have just installed onto one machine. The only problem I had was
> YaST2 hanging up at the end of the package installation when I tried to
> install LILO to the hard disk boot partition. A look at the SuSE website
> support database revealed that a bug in the installation procedure was
> causing this - the problem does not exist if you choose to copy LILO to a
> floppy, then copy it to the hd partition using YaST. Would have been nice
> to have a note to this effect with the boxed copy of SuSE - it would have
> saved me running through the installation four time wondering what was going
> on !!

Sorry about this: note - you can always boot from CD 2 and use the `expert

> Now I have just got to find some time from somewhere to start playing with
> the system!
> Look forward to reading loads more on this list . . . .
> Ian Mason
> ian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Corpus Christi Catholic High School
> corpus@xxxxxxxxxxx

Roger Whittaker
SuSE Linux Ltd
The Kinetic Centre
Theobald Street
020 8387 1482

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