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Old 07-10-2009, 03:53 AM   #1
Bamboozler62
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Unhappy Suse installer black screens after starting Installation


I have been unable to install Linux Susu on any of my machines and on a Virtual Machine. The initial screen with install options comes, I click Installation and it black screens. All other options do the same too.

Two of the machines had no OS and had been re-formatted. They have 256m ram and 3gb disk space, as prescribed.

Anyone know what's going on?
 
Old 07-10-2009, 05:02 AM   #2
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I have been unable to install Linux Susu on any of my machines and on a Virtual Machine. The initial screen with install options comes, I click Installation and it black screens. All other options do the same too.

Two of the machines had no OS and had been re-formatted. They have 256m ram and 3gb disk space, as prescribed.

Anyone know what's going on?
Please disable acpi before clicking install, you can find it in some buttons of the installation wizard. i dont remember it correctly. . hope it'll solve the issue. . .
 
Old 07-10-2009, 05:29 AM   #3
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11.1 DVD...

I assume that you are using the openSUSE 11.1 DVD to attempt to install.

SUSE may want more RAM to be present before it proceeds. I suggest you google for SUSE installation, low RAM, as I am ignorant of any cheat codes you could use to allow SUSE to bypass the minimum of 512MB RAM it expects. There are these for an idea of how to proceed, but the methods may not work with 11.1

http://forums.opensuse.org/install-b...supported.html

http://en.opensuse.org/Installation_with_Little_Memory

In any case you should choose one of the very light desktops, as I don't think that either Gnome or KDE will work with so little memory.

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