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    how are you putting them on the floppy? (what OS are you on, what command, ...)

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    if you just try to copy the file to the disk, you will get a 'not enough space' error... the reason being is that it is an *exact* image of the *entire* floppy, including the boot/hidden sectors.. so you have to write it to the disk as raw data using rawrite.exe (winblows/dos) or dd (*nix)
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    well for right now I have them on the laptop, and it is running windows 98se. Even when I try to it under my other SuSE computer it says that the files are too big for the media. and it seems to me that a floppy will only hold 1.38 mb of info for some reason. Help I hate windows
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    Thank you Lordnothing the Rawrite utility worked out awesome, I will keep you all posted on my progress. Hopefully I have SuSE up and running soon .
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    Loading Data into Ramdisk (53300 kb) as I write this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    SuSE up and running, but with some sound probs, Video Probs & wireless probs. The sound problem is that it does not recognize the sound card at all. The Video prob is that the screen size will not change from 600*800 and 16bit. And the wireless card is recognized but I cannot configure it. So does anyone think another distro will work better on my Gateway solo 2300???
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    Give the details on your soundcard, video card, monitor and wireless card, and chances are very good someone can help!
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    Hmmmm... That might take a day or two in research , but I'm on it!
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    Ok found my specs for the Gateway Solo 2300 @ http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/.../P230033.shtml

    Sound card is a- Sound Chipset: YAMAHA YM715; 16 bit stereo audio, general MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) processor, 20 voice, four-operator FM music synthesis; full-duplex operation with 2 DMA channels; Software wave table support

    Video Card is a- Video Subsystem NeoMagic NM2093 High Performance Multimedia Flat Panel/CRT GUI Accelerator.

    Wireless card is a- Compaq WL110 11Mbps Wireless LAN


    Wow! didnt take me as long as I thought!
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    According to this chart, you should be good to go with the Compaq WL110 as it uses the Orinoco chipset. I'd be afraid to advise you on the other hardware...
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