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Old 02-28-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
Bukaka
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SUSE 10.3 Boot Problem


Hello, every one. I am new with Linux and have resided to install on to my laptop this system. The problem is that it worked before i send my laptop back to HP prior to some Tech issues.

Spec: HP Pavilion DV 9310ca
Video: Nvidia 6150 go 256mb
Mem: 2 GB Kingston
HDD: 120 Gb SATA
...

So, Loading up with SUSE 10.3 DVD(downloaded from official Web Site), choosing "instal new system". Then i Create partitions such as: swap 2gb, / 30gb, the rest for /user. Installing KDE and all soft with default settings. Installation finishes, goes to reboot and that is the fun part. After boot loader appears and i`m choosing `Open SUSE 10.3`, it boots up, but at the point where it is trying to activate serial devices everything freezes.

I checked HDD connection, it is ok, I installed windows...

What possibly can be wrong with it?
Thank you.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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You can try to find error messages in /var/log. The two things to try in a console are:
a) dmesg | grep serial
to see if there are error messages relating to serial devices and kernel modules.

b) sudo cat /var/log/messages | tail -n 100 | grep serial
or
su to root, then run: cat /var/log/messages | tail -n 100 | grep serial
 
Old 02-28-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Suse 10.3 did my installation automatically so I have 3 partitions :
1) Swap 2 Gig
2) Partition /home
3) Where the system is


But if you down load dvd version there is also one option called repair system
to use this you to boot again from the dvd
It can make repairs automatic and manual

If the damage is not to serious it will fixed

All the best
 
Old 02-28-2008, 01:27 PM   #4
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That partioning scheme does not quite look right either, to be honest. It seems you assume that "/user" is for user data, when in fact it contains only system files (and its name is actually /usr, no e). The part where users store their data is home. If you assigned more than 10GB to /usr, you have wasted a lot of estate. Make / 15GB and use the rest as /home.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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Thank you

Thank you, everyone, i will try your options as soon as my MEM test will be finished. I was told that this may be the case.
 
Old 02-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #6
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Ok, as far as i concerned Linux has problems with SATA HDD. And that is my case.... Is anyone knows how to fix this problem with SATA????? plEASe
 
Old 02-29-2008, 09:50 AM   #7
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I do not think that you,re problems is the drive my drivers are sata drivers 160 GB
Why do think that you,re problems are related to the drive


all the best
 
  


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