Well, just a few days ago I did too install OpenSuse 12.1 from DVD and let Automatic configuration,
and it went without errors, except I did have a network / internet connection available.
Right now I am using this and I really didn't have problems, of course I booted off the installation DVD and didn't choose any specific/extra packages to install.
I may presume that the installation DVD doesn't find your DVD drive from which to read installation, which you could probably try to change in your computer's BIOS, some AHCI/IDE settings for the drives in your computer.
Last edited by lithos; 03-05-2012 at 07:45 AM.