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Re: [opensuse] Re: Partitioning problem in installing oS v11.1
  • From: Stan Goodman <stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 22:02:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <200910022202.09291.stan.goodman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 20:12:38 on Friday Friday 02 October 2009, Felix Miata
<mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2009/10/02 18:22 (GMT+0200) Stan Goodman composed:
This machine has yet another problem, by the way. When I set up the
partitions and wanted to set sizes for them, the "0" key produced "?"
instead, so I let sizes like e.g. 41111. When I wanted to set names
for them, many of the alphabetical keys produced numbers instead. The
BIOS is screwed up.

Can you plug a USB keyboard into your new laptop? If you can, there may
be a workaround. On a US 101+ key PS/2 keyboard on a DOS boot or a
Linux tty[1-6] one can type Alt-(keypad)048 to put a 0 on the screen. I
just tested that this works on tty2 in 11.0 running dfsee for Linux. I
haven't tried DFSDOS, but it should work there as well, since I know it
works from DOS command prompt. It does not work in Konsole, so I
suppose it won't work in any Xorg's DTE.

My immediate workaround was to devise names that I was able to type. My
longer term workaround will be to stay out of the BIOS as much as

Right now is that the installation is in its final throes, I mean stages
(it is doing its reboot), after a nerve-racking couple of hours trying to
manage the erratic touch pad which is not worth the powder to blow it to

Now it has given me its first error message: "No network running". The
network IS running, which really means that the card is not enabled. I
have to find out how to enable it; others on the 'Net have reported that
it is a mystery. I will also have the touch pad disconnected physicall --
I'm told there is no other way.

I can't remember why I bought a Dell.

" A patriot without religion . . . is as great a
paradox, as an honest man without the fear of God. . . .
2nd U.S. President, John Adams
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***

Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
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