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RE: [SLE] XP and 8.2 Dual Boot, want to install 9.2, any gotcdhas? [DONE]
- From: "Chris" <meliore@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 18:35:05 +1100
- Message-id: <HOEDLBDMGPCHODGFNGMCMECLCAAA.meliore@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Just a thought,
Have you configured the monitor? I had similar probs and found that
my monitor was identified incorrectly. I fixed that and my problems went
From: David Rankin [mailto:drankin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, 31 January 2005 6:20 AM
Subject: Re: [SLE] XP and 8.2 Dual Boot, want to install 9.2, any
I'm reporting back on the install of 9.2 that replaced 8.2 on my dual boot
XP/SuSE box. The install went flawlessly. I used the 'new installation'
option with custom package selection. All hardware on the MSI K7N2 Delta
was recognized and configured properly. Even the liteon CDRW and Sony DVDRW
The only glitch is the display resolution. I want 1600x1200. But SaX2 gives
me 1600x1206 and the desktop is beyond the screen (like virtually). If I
the mouse to the top of the screen, the screen scrolls to show me the rest
it. (I still haven't figured out where to turn that off) 1280x1024 works
A shocker was the size of the fonts! Wow, I never knew 10 pt. San Serif
look so huge (like it was 1 inch tall). Setting all to 8 pt. has helped.
That's pretty much all. Fantastically simple install. If anybody has any
suggestions on the 1600x1200 issue, I would welcome them.
On Saturday 29 January 2005 14:04, david rankin wrote:
> > david rankin wrote:
> > | Mates,
> > |
> > | I have an XP and 8.2 dual boot that I would like to remove 8.2 and
> > | install 9.2 in its place. It seems like the easiest way to do this is
> > | to just boot from the 9.2 DVD and tell it to wipe out the 8.2 install
> > | and put 9.2 in its place. I do not want to destroy the XP install. Is
> > | there anything special I need to do? Anybody run into any problems
> > | doing this?
> > David,
> > It will ask at the beginning if you want to update an existing Linux
> > installation or overwrite it and perform a new installation.
> > I would not expect to experience a smooth 8.2 to 9.2 update. There were
> > significant changes from 8.2 to 9.0 and, again, from 9.0 to 9.1. I
> > agree that a "fresh" installation, from scratch, is probably the best
> > way to go.
> > BTW, when you select "new" installation, it will evaluate your existing
> > Linux partitions and recommend a partitioning scheme. If you don't like
> > it, you can edit it several times before anything is ever committed to
> > disk.
> > I don't use XP, but my understanding is that the default will be to
> > mount the NTFS partition(s) read-only, anyway.
> I'll let you know how it goes, but the plan is to overwrite 8.2. There is
> nothing there that I need. Thanks to all for your help.
> David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
> RANKIN LAW FIRM, PLLC
> 510 Ochiltree Street
> Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
> (936) 715-9333
> (936) 715-9339 fax
David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
510 Ochiltree Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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