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Old 18th August, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by dsio
Telling you how to make it work under SuSE would have been easy, just login and vi your /etc/inittab to change runlevel 3 to runlevel 5 then save and reboot.
Not true - the initial problem was that "runlevel 5 was skipped". This means that SuSE screwed up building the nvidia rpm again.

In future, tell YaST never to update the nvidia rpm and always get .run file from We'll explain how to run the nvidia binary some other time.

To repair the bootloader would've been a matter of using the SuSE install CD, or the Gentoo one, or Knoppix, or any other decent LiveCD, then (as root) typing:

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)

then hit the reset button.

WindowsXP is now capable of scrubbing Linux partitions of a drive if you mess it up. Just use Windows to delete the partition and all its contents, then set up a Windows partition on top of it. This also helps the barking mad SuSE installer that insists on shrinking or deleting Windows partitions instead of identifying and using free space on hard discs.

<the grouch will now retire back under his rock muttering something about having erased linux, permanently, for good, because half-arsed operating systems written by students are a waste of time>
It is by coffee alone I set my mind in motion...

Last edited by Kaitain; 18th August, 2006 at 08:48 PM.
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