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Old 07-06-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
justinp526
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OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE not installing


Install process gets all the way through to the point where it's copying files from CD to hdd. As soon as it gets to 100% my screen goes blank and it freezes up like that. The monitor then goes into standby mode, like it normally does when not connected to the computer (the green LED turns to orange). There is no command line or anything, I have to press reset button at this point. I can run live from the CD though.

Tried the Check Install Media feature and it gives a readout that md5sum is ok
md5: 62210a3034990b44bad86e8d2d69a271
**I have absolutely no clue on how to do this md5sum stuff, especially in Windows XP, so I just skip doing it and go right to burning CD/DVD**

Media is OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE liveCD on a Memorex CD-R 52x, burned at 8x (lowest I was able to go)

Hardware is:
Pentium 4 with HT @2.8GHz, 1.5GB DDR, GeForce 6200 graphics (AGP)

Running Window XP Pro on main hdd

Should I figure a bad burn or something related to the CD-R I burned? In which case easy fix is to just download the DVD version and burn that (should have been my first choice I know). Or possibly an incorrect setting in BIOS? There is an option for OS/2 or Non OS/2, maybe its set wrong? I believe its currently set for Non OS/2 which was the default.

**The system I'm installing to is listed in my signature, which lists all the hardware I'm using.**
 
Old 07-07-2011, 03:20 AM   #2
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first off i would re-download the .iso and burn it again (you can use Linux live usb program to install an iso to usb)

also i know it sounds stupid but try leaving the computer as is after its frozen as my computer freezes in most installations at some point or another. of course turn it off immediately if you think the fans arent working or you fear similar permanently damaging issues.
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:52 PM   #3
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I downloaded openSUSE 11.4 and wrote it to a DVD. When I booted the installation disk there was an option "Check Installation Medium" or equivalent language. Does your disk have such an option? Use it if it does or download again as suggested above.
 
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:48 PM   #4
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Ok I downloaded the DVD .iso and going to burn that one and give it a try, see how it goes.

Figured if it froze that's it, it's froze. Guess I should have waited a bit longer before resetting. Fans were still running, so shouldn't be any danger of permanent damage.

When I ran it live the only real problem I seen was the screen flickered on and off every 30 seconds or so. That most likely would be due to using the GeForce 6200 without Nvidia driver.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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Tried the Check Install Media feature and it gives a readout that md5sum is ok
md5: 62210a3034990b44bad86e8d2d69a271
That's the way SuSE does the media check...

Justin, during setup of the installation right the first screen allows you to chose drivers (<F5> I believe). Press that key and enter "vesa" (without the ""). If that works you can change the driver later to what your card needs (probably "nv").
 
Old 07-08-2011, 02:17 AM   #6
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better option: when you first put the cd/dvd in edit the line you select to boot (usually tab or e: it'll say) and add 'xsetup' to the end of the line (no quotes)
 
Old 07-08-2011, 10:01 AM   #7
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Ok I downloaded the DVD .iso and burned it to DVD+R (TDK 4.7GB possibly dual layer) and it installed just fine.

Guessing the last attempt was either a bad download, or a bad burn? Or maybe I should have waited a bit longer instead of pressing reset when the system appeared to be frozen.

Now I just need to get nvidia driver installed, but will need internet connection to do that. So I'm looking into getting my wireless adapter going now. Seems there's not a single disto that runs the Linksys AE1000 'out of the box'. But I'm sure it must work since I can see it listed in the hardware and in konsole an lsusb readout shows it there.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #8
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if you want 'out the box' pardus is excellent(yes: the website does start off in turkish but theres an engrish option)

i have the same issues: cursed by a broadcom wireless
 
Old 07-09-2011, 05:34 AM   #9
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Thanks, I have a look into that!

I was using an Azio AWD102N PCI card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833340013

It worked out of the box with most all Linux distros. But I won't even bother with that one again, cheap thing actually exploded while in use.

Got the Linksys USB one I use now for free, so can't argue that!! Especially considering it's a dual band.

Oh, I've also been told that quite a few Trendnet adapters work well, and have decent Linux support.
 
  


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