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Re: [opensuse] Partitioning problem in installing oS v11.1
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:51:34 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AC667D6.5080108@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 2009/10/02 22:02 (GMT+0200) Stan Goodman composed:

Felix Miata wrote:

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

I thought the no 0 problem was while trying to partition. Where in the BIOS
were you supposed to type a 0?

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.

If you can't get network up, please start a new thread for getting help if
Google can't find you an answer. Be sure to include the output of lspci -v
applicable to your network hardware if you have to ask.

I can't remember why I bought a Dell.

Better than average longevity and support is why I recommend Dell, but no
major vendors are without aggravating flaws.
" 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 ***
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