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.