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Old 01-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #1
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Black Screen when installing SUSE at boot on Compaq Presario Laptop


Hi. I've been trying to install SUSE on my laptop. I used the partitioning utility on my Windows 7 Compaq. I made a virtual hard drive for 20GB under C under the name Linux. I'm not sure if I even did this correctly. Afterwards, I changed the Bios settings to make the hard drive boot last. When I powered up the computer, I tried putting the installation DVD in and it started to boot the DVD, or so I thought. When it should have popped up with an installation menu, instead it gave me a black screen with a white blinking cursor. I tried the installation CD as well, and had the same problem. Any help or advice would be useful. The specs on my laptop are: 2GB of RAM and an intel celeron processor, if that helped. Thanks in advance .
-Ryan
 
Old 01-03-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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can you try the latest development release (11.4 milestone 5 ATM)? It could be more compatible with your new computer.
 
Old 01-03-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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when installing SUSE at boot on Compaq Presario Laptop

Try another bootable CD or DVD for installation.
 
Old 01-04-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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i don't have any spare DVDs or CDs lying around. Is there any way to run version 9.2 using my BIOS? I looked through all the options and it doesn't seem so. Is there any way I can use the isos i've downloaded as installation discs without burning them to a CD/DVD? Is there another distro of linux that I can install without using a CD?
 
Old 01-05-2011, 11:05 PM   #5
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i don't have any spare DVDs or CDs lying around. Is there any way to run version 9.2 using my BIOS? I looked through all the options and it doesn't seem so. Is there any way I can use the isos i've downloaded as installation discs without burning them to a CD/DVD? Is there another distro of linux that I can install without using a CD?
version 9.2 is quite old and could be incompatible with your hardware. Also you can try and make an "installer USB" if you have an USB stick with enough capacity (4GB at least).
 
  


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