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Old 01-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy failure to install opensuse 10.2 after boot from cd


I'm new to the forums, and I didn't know whether or not I should post my question here or under the distro listing. Mods, if I happen to put this in the wrong place, please put this post in the correct place.

I recently torrented a copy of opensuse 10.2 (DVD ISO, x86) that I was planning to install on a desktop I put together myself. It's specifications are as follows:

amd x2 4200+ (socket AM2)
abit AN9 32X "Fatal1ty" motherboard (socket AM2, nvidia 590 SLI chipset)
1 GB ddr2 800mhz
BFG Tech geforce 7600GT (pci express X16)
sound via proprietary daughterboard and connector to the motherboard
1 DVD-ROM
1 DVD +- R/W DL burner
1 250GB Western Digital SATA hard drive (with 20GB space unformatted for the suse install)
1 PCI-based PATA controller purchased from compUSA with 1 40GB hard drive attached

once I finished downloading the ISO, I burned it with nero and set my BIOS to boot to the CD and started up my system. The system boots to the CD and gets to the menu just fine. I then choose to install suse and it loads the linux kernel. After the bar hits 100%, the screen goes black and my system hangs every single time. I've tried all the install options the DVD gives and the screen goes black on every one and just hangs. I've checked all my cables and they are firm and secure, even the video cable (I thought maybe it had came loose perhaps..)

do I need to get the 64-bit version due to my processor or should the 32-bit version work? do I need a kernel with smp support? Any feedback I receive on this would be very helpful, as I attempted to install ubuntu linux on the same machine with similar results.

if there's any information anyone requires to help me out, I'm game to help you help me. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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If your processor is 64-bit, you need a 64-bit OS. In other words, get the 64-bit ISO. Sorry.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 10:02 PM   #3
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I suppose that cinches it for now. I'm downloading the 64-bit ISO and I'm going to give it another shot, thanks.
 
Old 06-20-2007, 01:11 AM   #4
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I suppose that cinches it for now. I'm downloading the 64-bit ISO and I'm going to give it another shot, thanks.
Did you get that motherboard to work at all?

Thanks!
 
Old 06-20-2007, 11:57 PM   #5
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yes. After I torrented a copy of the 64-bit ISO it installed just fine without any issues.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 09:45 AM   #6
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yes. After I torrented a copy of the 64-bit ISO it installed just fine without any issues.
I managed to get Fatal1ty AN9 32X to install Fedora Core 7 x86_64 (64bit) as well with minor problems (USB mouse not recognized during installation).

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