Problem installing Corel Linux 1.2

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assenort
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Problem installing Corel Linux 1.2

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Hi guys,

I am trying to install this ancient distro - Corel Linux 1.2 Deluxe - off a bootable CD. The setup initializes OK, but then I got into a problem. Namely, the dialog screens are too big (do not fit on the screen), so I cannot follow through. For example, the License Agreement is not scroll-able, and I cannot see at all the buttons at the bottom that supposedly say "Agree" or "Cancel". Obviously, the default is Agree, because when I press Enter it goes to the next screen, where again the same problem persists and I get stuck.

Corel Linux 1.2 Deluxe is from mid-2000, the machine I try to install it on is newer (like it has nVidia GeForce Ti42000, which came out in 2003). The monitor native resolution is 1280x1024, it cannot be changed unless someone has access to the driver settings (which cannot happen during the setup).

I have tried pressing Alt and dragging the screens with the mouse in order to resize them - it did not work.

Help please? Any suggestions I can adjust/fix the dialog screens' size so I can proceed with the installation?

Thank you in advance.

Greets :-)
RockyDaDoggy - legacy software and hardware aficionado

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Re: Problem installing Corel Linux 1.2

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Try these steps:

Screen buttons/question: Accept, Decline
Default button: Accept
You type: <Tab>, <Enter>
Screen buttons/question: User Name
Default button: N/A
You type: <machinename> (in lowercase and numbers only), <ENTER>
Screen buttons/question: Install Standard Desktop, Show Advanced Options
Default button: Install Standard Desktop
You type: <Enter>
Screen buttons/question: Take Over Disk, Use Free Disk Space, Edit Partition Table
Default button: Use Free Disk Space
You type: <Tab> <Space> <Enter>
Screen buttons/question: Warning erase all data, Yes, No
Default button: Yes
You type: <Enter>
Screen buttons/question: Ready to Install
Default button: N/A
You type: <Tab> <Tab> <Tab> <Space>

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Re: Problem installing Corel Linux 1.2

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Corel Linux 1.2 can also easily install in VMware Workstation 15 Player, using version "Other Linux 2.4.x kernel".

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Re: Problem installing Corel Linux 1.2

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Thank you for the advises, friends.

Regards :-)
RockyDaDoggy - legacy software and hardware aficionado

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