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Re: [SLE] Install 9.1 on old laptop
Hmmm. Very interesting. I have come upon this as well. However, the
virtual terminals do not seem to do their job.

F1=main install
F3=list/history of some sort. I can type commands into this terminal, but
no responses are give.
F4=another list/history. The last 4 entries are:

parport0: pc-style at 0x3bc [cspp, tristate]
paride: bpck registered as protocol 0
VFS: can't find a Minix or Minix V2 filesystem on device fd0
VFS: can't find ext2 filesystem on dev fd0

F2, F5-12=blank windows with flashing cursor. no input is accepted from the
keyboard.

Is all this normal do you think, or is there a workaround?

Proctor.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Anders Johansson" <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 20:21
Subject: Re: [SLE] Install 9.1 on old laptop


> On Thursday 20 May 2004 04.15, Proctor wrote:
> > 2. In light of the above, i decided that a network install might be
nice.
> > I rebooted, and this time chose to install Module3 (network modules),
since
> > i have a pcmcia ethernet card for the laptop. However, i receive an
error:
> > "there is not enough memory to load all data. To continue, activate
some
> > swap space." I cannot activate swap, because my hd is blank. Stumped.
>
> when you get to this point, switch to one of the other virtual consoles,
using
> alt-f2, alt-f3, alt-f4 etc. I forget which one, but one of those has a
> command line where you can partition the drive with fdisk, run mkswap and
> swapon. Then switch back to the installer with alt-f1 and continue
>
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