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Old 12-31-2002, 10:31 PM   #1
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SuSe 8.1 personal booting issues


I just installed SuSe 8.1 personal..the installation seemed to go fine. then upon booting system for first time it "posted" then the screen went blank...(black)....i heard 2 beeps a pause 1 beep another pause 1 beep..then it just stays black no matter how long i have it on. i cant seem to find any documentation on beep codes for award bios. at least none that matches.

im running on a 1. 3 Ghz amd athlon tbird. 256megs DDR ram. on a asus a7v333 mb.

is there something in the "post" screen that would let me know what is going on? can a pause this screen so i can read each step? i tried pause break key but it didnt work.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 11:16 PM   #2
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I just installed SuSE 8.1 last week. Almost the same thing happened to me. The only difference is that this only happened before installing SuSE 8.1 Personal. When I selected Installation(s) from the boot manager screen the screen just went black after loading the kernel. So I entered in vga=normal and chose Installation again. As a result, I was able to install it. After I installed it, the problem disappeared. I don't know if this helps or not, this is my first linux.

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Old 01-01-2003, 12:31 AM   #3
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i just tried to reinstall..no luck.
ive tried safe boot, update also..no luck.
i just checked my c: drive in windows and i dont see it partitioned out..supposedly SuSe setup did this for me. should i see a partition under windows?
maybe i should partition it first then tell SuSe to pick the empty.
i really wish i could read the post screen..i saw a failed something and a warning about vgad something or other but it goes by to fast to read and i am unable to pause screen by methods im acustomed to i.e. pause/break key on keyboard.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 01:27 AM   #4
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more on above

just tried adding noathlon to string and also apm=idle_threshold=100 but no luck with either.
as to whether this is my issue or not dont know.
found this in this thread

happy new year all
 
Old 01-01-2003, 02:08 AM   #5
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Try partitioning it yourself before reinstalling.

Happy New Year to you too.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 05:53 AM   #6
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Award bioses only have one beep code:a single long beep followed by 2 short beeps=video error
Boot with the CD and use "manual installation" and in linuxrc, look for system messages to see if you get some hints from that.You can use the CD as a rescue disk.
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Old 01-01-2003, 11:45 AM   #7
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just did tried a manual install..not sure what linuxrc is...but i checked under kernel messages and saw these two that might be issues..not sure since ive never used linux.

no irq known for interrupt pin A of device 00:11.1. please try using pci=biosirq

kmod failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno =2

those are the only two that sparked a warning in my brain.

going to try creating my own partition outside of install next.
 
Old 01-01-2003, 11:55 AM   #8
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ok tried to partition using win program called drive2drive..it showed that there was already partitions assigned (the same size etc chosen by SuSe install) yet when checking HD properties within windows i still show the full size of my HD.

odd..ive partitioned it before and saw c: and e: or whatever other HD was called now i dont..should i go and try to partition using fdisk command?? im afraid to lose my windows, and for some odd reason i'm unable to remove partition using drive2drive..it claims there is no partion to remove.
utterly confused..(
 
  


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