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Old 01-03-2005, 01:35 PM   #1
belliott4488
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Can't boot from SuSe CD on Compaq Presario


I'm trying to install SuSe Linux on a Compaq Presario (800 MHz Celeron with 196 MB RAM), but I can't get past step 1. When I attempt to boot from the SuSe CD, I get the SuSe installer, and then after a moment, the progress bar showing that the Linux kernel is being loaded. That gets to about 75% of completion, when the PC suddenly restarts, going all the way back to the memory check (POST). Apparently it will continue to do this, in an endless loop, if I allow it to.

I tried booting from CD2, which has smaller images for older systems, but the behavior was identical, so I don't think it has to do with image size.

Has anyone else seen this behavior, or have any suggestions?

In case it matters, there is a copy of Windows2000 on the machine, which I was going to leave in a 5 GB partition, but I wouldn't have thought that would affect anything until after I've successfully booted from the CD.

thanks,
Bruce
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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reboots

first, if you downloaded the .iso images to do the install, check your MD5 sums. I have had problems of CDs not booting as well. I checked MD5 sums and they didn't match. I really dont know what to do if you purchased the CDs. Sorry.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 09:43 PM   #3
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Re: reboots

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Originally posted by aetucker1
first, if you downloaded the .iso images to do the install, check your MD5 sums. I have had problems of CDs not booting as well. I checked MD5 sums and they didn't match. I really dont know what to do if you purchased the CDs. Sorry.
Good call, but I should have mentioned that I'm using actual SUSE CDs, purchased through my employer. They've been used for other installations, so I know they're good.

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