KLUG Weekly Meeting Notes

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

 

APRIL KLUG GENERAL ASSISTANCE MEETING

Tonight was KLUG’s April General Assistance Meeting.
Only one install request was received for this month.
The request was for a dual booting SuSE 9.2 Pro and

Microsoft Windows XP Pro desktop workstation.

Andrew Thompson, KLUG’s kind Installmaster helped
Tom to get SuSE 9.2 Pro installed. The target PC
had an ABIT NF7 motherboard, AMD Athlon (2 GHz)

XP Mobile CPU, 1 Gb of RAM, two 80 Gb Western
Digital hard drives, a DVD reader, a DVD writer,
and an nVidia Fx5900xt video adapter with 128 Mb
of RAM. YaST performed all the install tasks with
practically no need for human intervention. There
were four package errors encountered. udev, evms-gui,
i4l-isdnlog, and ed packages failed install.

After the initial install an update was performed and
four more packages failed to install. Andrew showed
Tom how to manually install these from the RPM’s. No
clue why these errors were encountered. Tom also saw
how to set up the root password and a user name with
a login password. It was noted that you type in the
user name "root" when the SuSE 9.2 GUI first boots.

Tom will get more guidance from Andrew over the next
few weeks by e-mail and there is always help available
from the KLUG mailing lists. He was shown the KLUG
technical library and told about other tech support
information sources.

While the install was going on a group gathered in the
back of the room to answer general newbie questions.
Questions and answers were flying at a brisk pace.

(10 Linux enthusiasts attending)

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