Suse 9.3 on Toshiba M65-S359 is nice
09/01/2018 15:30
I have freshly installed Suse 9.3 on a few desktop machines with no issuesso I decided to give my widescreen laptop a try. The install wentsmoothly until it had to reboot for configuration. At that pointthings got tricky. Basically Grub would not find /dev/hdc1 for swap or/dev/hdc2 for the linux kernel. After rebooting the computer just quit5 seconds into the boot and dropped me into a worthless shell prompt. Ifigured Grub should not be looking for hdc2 on my laptop so I bootedOscar(Which is a bootable linux rescue CD) and edited both the fstab andmenu.lst files to /dev/hda1 and hda2 respectively. For reference theprocedure went something like I have outlined below.

here I replaced any hdc entries with hda eqivalents.

here I did the same thing.

That was all it took and the machine continued with it's normal installprocedure and all has been well since.

BTW, I have been quite happy with 9.3 and I think Beagle is my favoritenew feature. I've found emails that I never would have seen again aswell as contacts that may not have heard from me for a long long timeto come without the Beagle's help. ;-) Second favorite is the new iPodfunctionality. I use Gnome and Gtkpod with an iPod Mini Mac version. Idon't think I am able to sync my databases the way I can with iTunes on myG5 yet but playing music files directly, viewing the list, copying datafiles as well as recharging the ipod works fine now. Hope they can keepup the goood work and get the syncing working better.

NOTE: The Synaptics touchpad has new drivers that allow the volume tobe raised or lowered by sliding your finger along the right hand edgeof it and also to fast forward and reverse through a song by slidingyour finger along the bottom edge. Nice touch. ;-) I'm happy! Carlos

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09/01/2018 15:30 - I noticed I missed a carrot for step 3 in the procedure. It should haveread: prompt>mkdir /mnt/diskprompt>mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda2 /mnt/disk prompt>vi /mnt/disk/etc/fstab here I replaced any hdc entries with hda eqivalents.

prompt>vi /mnt/disk/boot/grub/menu.lst here I did the same thing.

prompt>:wqprompt>reboot Carlos

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09/01/2018 15:30 - I had an error in the model number. This information is inregards to installing Suse 9.3 on a Toshiba Satellite M35-S359. Andappearantly the Pan newsreader was responsible for omitting the breakinbetween procedures two and three above as it happened again on myrepost. Not sure if it is a setting or a bug.

Carlos

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