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    having problems with suse install


    i was loading suse 9.1 on to a PC that i am planning on using as a firewall, but it seems to be having problems.

    it took disck 1 on the install but never asked for disk 2.

    it then booted into somthing that ive never seen berfore.( this could be due to the fact that i dont know anything about linux.)
    it booted up with a backround picture of a lake and snowy mountains and has a tool bar that reads fvwm2.

    i want to load disks 2, 3, 4 & 5, but dont know how?

    im in great need of help?

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    Re: having problems with suse install

    Quote Originally Posted by yota83
    i was loading suse 9.1 on to a PC that i am planning on using as a firewall, but it seems to be having problems.

    it took disck 1 on the install but never asked for disk 2.
    The basic install doesn't necessarily need to use all the discs. Most everything is just loaded off the first CD. SuSE Personal (dowload edition) is only 1 CD. What version of SuSE are you running (Personal or Professional)?

    it then booted into somthing that ive never seen berfore.( this could be due to the fact that i dont know anything about linux.)
    it booted up with a backround picture of a lake and snowy mountains and has a tool bar that reads fvwm2.
    FVwm2 is just a window manager. You should be able to access your applications the same you would in MS Windows, just click on the FVWM2 button on the bottom left and you should see a set of menus.

    i want to load disks 2, 3, 4 & 5, but dont know how?

    im in great need of help?
    The program you'll want to run is YaST. It should be in your menus somewhere. It will give you a window and some options like "Install and Remove Programs". Click on that and you can install programs from the other CDs.
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    SUSE 9.1 PRO has an option of doing a minimal graphical install and that sounds like what you have done. Like techieMoe says just fire up Yast and select to install everything you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copycon
    SUSE 9.1 PRO has an option of doing a minimal graphical install and that sounds like what you have done. Like techieMoe says just fire up Yast and select to install everything you want.

    i have 9.1 PRO

    i tryed that already, but when i click to open yast i dont get anything at all.

    the toolbar is not on the bottom of the screen and everything opens in a window that seems to be a dos format.

    it almost seems to me that the whole screen might not be showing aswell.
    the word suse in the backround picture is cut off.

    im wondering if its not set to show only half the screen or what?

    nothing seems to be working properly..

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    Ok.
    It's possible that I might not be as dumb as I look.

    I just re-formated the hard drives and re-partitioned them both.
    During the new install, I selected all of the options that I could see to add to the installation.

    My problem was that I had done a low graphic install, like copycon said.

    I fixed it and I'm on disck 3 in the install..

    Thanks, Ryan :rock:

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