LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-21-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
cyberspeedjunkie
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Trying to setup a multiboot of XP, Vista and OpensuSE 10.3 64


I have set up a dualboot of XP and suse 10.1 and 10.2 in the past without any problems, but recently I upgraded my HDD from 1x120GB + 1x80GB PATA to a 500GB SATAII and decided I would setup a multi boot system starting with XP and vista and I recently dl a copy of suse 10.3 64 DVD iso to run on a 64bit processor and wanted to install it to boot with XP and Vista. When I booted to the Installation DVD The startup screen appeared fine, I selected "Installation" in the Startup Option menu, the loading linux kernel box appeared and when the progress bar reached the end the screen closed and the next screen didn't appear instead it just stayed black with no activity, the DVD run light was off and I waited for a little while and rebooted to try again, but same thing. Just prior to that I had acidently loaded the suse 10.2 DVD in by mistake and it did the same thing. So I next took the suse 10.3 to the other PC that has only XP installed and booted it and the installation ran with out a hitch. In the mean time please "Help Me!!"
 
Old 01-21-2008, 12:35 AM   #2
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Squeeze
Posts: 5,770

Rep: Reputation: 308Reputation: 308Reputation: 308Reputation: 308
Since the dvd works in one PC but not in another, you have to suspect problems with the PC that it doesn't install into.

Try running memtest86 from a liveCD on the problem PC. Also, try switching the dvd drive that works into the PC with the problem.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
deepumnit
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Location: NOIDA, India
Distribution: Debian, SUSE, Fedora
Posts: 334
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 31
Did you check the RAM requirements? It may be lesser than recommended.
 
Old 01-21-2008, 04:23 AM   #4
cyberspeedjunkie
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thx, I did run memtest before posting and was thinking along the same lines with my CD/DVD drive.after some Hardware troubleshooting I remembered that I recenty added another stick of RAM and swithched to dual channel configuration, so I removed onne stick and bootedup and ran the installation again and this time it went through without a problem so I amm thinking that dual channel configuration was what blocked the installation. After install I reinserted the ram stick in dual channel and it bootup fine.

Last edited by cyberspeedjunkie; 01-26-2008 at 05:02 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Vista And OpenSUSE. bluewire Linux - Networking 7 10-20-2007 09:07 AM
Vista And Opensuse On Same Drive wizzywizard Suse/Novell 5 04-07-2007 01:02 PM
Multiboot (Ubuntu, FC6, OpenSuSe) with Vista Ziad87 Linux - General 11 02-11-2007 04:48 AM
Configuring Multiboot w/ MS Vista JOSHSKORN General 6 01-12-2007 12:22 AM
Multiboot setup questions yamawho Linux - Newbie 4 10-22-2003 09:24 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration