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Cannot boot from the first SUSE 10.0 cd

   When I boot from cd1 to install SUSE 10.0, nothing happen, the only thing I can see is the black screen. But I can boot from that cd on my virtual machine and my friend's pc, and install SUSE normally. I can boot from the other cds on my pc too.

    This is the configuration of my computer:
  - Mainboard: ASRock P4i45G (VGA & Sound onboard)
  - CPU: Celeron 1.7 GHz
  - RAM: 384 MB
  - HDD: Maxtor Plus 40 GB
  - 1 CD-ROM, 1 CD-RW
  I'm using Windows XP. I want to install SUSE to dual boot.

Can anyone help me? Thanks!
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xDamoxCommented:
Hi,

Have to set your CD to boot before your HDD in the BIOS?
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ndqeeAuthor Commented:
Of course I have set to boot from CD. The problem is the cd boot and nothing happen, only the black screen.
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jonnymccullaghCommented:
Maybe a graphics card problem then as Suse uses a graphical Installer.
Have you tried the LiveCD?
This used to happen to me as I used an ATI card so I tried the LiveCDs of a few distributions until I found the one that worked without problems for me.

You might want to try Ubuntu/Kubuntu LiveCD.
You can use Automatix on Ubuntu to automatically install nvidia/ATI graphics drivers after you have Ubuntu installed but I would check a few LiveCDs first.

All the Best,
j
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xDamoxCommented:
Hi,

I would go with a graphics card problem :( I would suggest trying to do a text based install:

http://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/doc/suse/sles9/adminguide-sles9/ch03s03.html

or switch to a new distrobution
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ndqeeAuthor Commented:
I can install Redhat Linux on my computer, I want to try SUSE Linux. Maybe the graphic card have problem with SUSE. I cannot perform a text based install because I cannot choose or type anything on the black screen.
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nalanbarCommented:
When you put the cd in your drive while in windows, what does it show? One massive file, or a bunch of directories?
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ndqeeAuthor Commented:
When I put the cd into the drive while in windows, it show directories and file. The cds is OK, I can use it to install SUSE on other computers.
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ndqeeAuthor Commented:
Any help?
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jonnymccullaghCommented:
My guess at your options are:
1. Try installing a graphics card into your machine(if you have a spare one lying around) and then install Suse
2. Try a retail version of Suse rather than the OS edition. The retail one has properiety drivers for graphics etc.
3. Dump Suse for now and try something else (I recommend Unbuntu/Kubuntu)
jonny
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