[Ma-linux] Suse Linux 11,3 Problems
greg at pryzby.org
Tue Dec 28 17:17:30 EST 2010
On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 5:12 PM, <chuck.divine at comcast.net> wrote:
> I recently tried installing Suse Linux 11.3 on my desktop. The desktop has
> two hard drives. One, 27 GB in size, is the drive from an older computer
> that I was using as my primary simply because it was easier to use that one
> than incorporate the new one into the system. I installed Suse Linux 11.3
> on the larger 180 MB hard drive because I decided it is time to start using
> the larger drive because of all the photography I am doing. When you shoot
> 1000 photographs of a performance and take up over 4 GB of space for just
> one shoot, moving to the larger drive seemed sensible.
> Here are some problems I am encountering. First, the new installation will
> not boot normally. I can bring up 11.3 in failsafe mode. Things seem to
> work for the most part in this mode. What isn't working is the network card
> that allows me to reach the Internet and attempts to redefine the monitor so
> that the window is the same size as the monitor. Currently it spills over a
> bit onto the left and right sides.
> Any advice? Offers of help?
I *almost always* look for a Live CD/DVD and try that before loading
onto disk. It will typically help me figure out if things will work.
dmesg | grep -i error (after fail safe)
Let's get it booting cleanly THEN figure out the monitor.
I would try unplugging the 2nd drive (if possible) and seeing if that
matters. in the old days, you had to tell the drives (jumpers!) which
was primary and secondary. I doubt that is the issues. Maybe you can
look in the bios for disk order of boot though. It is also possible
things are spread across both disks in a funky manor and the kernel
(man mkintird) doesn't have the drivers it needs.
> Yes, I have backed up important things from the 27 GB drive onto a DVD.
> Chuck Divine
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