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Re: [SLE] Failed Install On Dell L933r
  • From: Adam Vazquez Kb2Jpd <adamvaz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 07:07:11 -0500
  • Message-id: <2.1-12114-389-A-OEWW@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
hi there james.

Start with the second disk and boot or at the bootup of the first disk tell it to start in text mode.

Do the install in text mode and when you go to the SaX2 portion of the install, it will do a approximate best guess to get you into a graphical screen.

Later on, you can google the dell and linux install and you can find the proper setting for everything else.

Good luck and hope your brother in law gets it.


James Wright wrote:

Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2005 21:43:32 -0400
From: James Wright <jwright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [SLE] Failed Install On Dell L933r

Hello, my brother in law was sick and tired of all the virus' and spyware, and agreed to let me put Linux on his computer. And I was sick and tired of fixing his computer all the time. So I popped the Suse 9.3 CD 1 in and it started the boot-up to install. When it gets to what I think in the initial YAST screen (or maybe it is just the first configuration screen) it is entirely messed up. I get the same with 9.2. It looks like the screen is compressed into a tiny area at the top of the screen, maybe an inch vertical and not quite the full width of the screen long. When I move the mouse I see a diagonal line move up or down, corresponding with the mouse movements. I would imagine that there is a video problem, but don't really know what to do about it. Also, I believe I read something like this in the list before, but did not find it via google, so either it wasn't posted, or I did not search with the correct terms. This is a default box, Dell Dimension L933r, with one exception. I moved his current drive (FAT32, it still has Windows ME, so he can retrieve his old documents and music), to be a slave, and put in a different HDD to install Linux onto. The drive I put in is fine, just not yet formatted, as I figured Suse install would do this. If somebody could help me out, refer me to a previous post, or just point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

James W

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