Originally Posted by Simon Bridge
... wait: you rebooted after CD#1?
I've never installed OpenSUSE from CD you realize - but multi-CD distros usually require two to get all the packages, then you do your first boot. Did it not prompt you to insert CD#2 at any stage?
Devolving seldom helps - have you tried 10.2/10.3?
... what's it say just before that?
I get a Filesystem not Clean message. However, on running the installation again and selecting Repair, the File System is consistently reported clean.
The "Filesystem is NOT clean" message is followed by a number of "Permission denied" messages on a tall list of routines beginning with /etc/init.d/boot.rootfsck, through boot.device-mapper, boot.localfs ... then the final messages would be
INIT: Entering runlevel: 5
INIT: cannot execute "/etc/init.d/rc"
INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/mingetty" (several of this)
INIT: Id "1" respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes (several of this)
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
and then the computer hangs here.
I have replaced the HD thrice (new and old), tried all the HD in another machine, tried Suse 10.1, 10.0 and 9.1 and end up with the same behavior. Now I think it's probably my fingers. XP installs smoothly and perfectly on all the HDs I've tried. Can someone tell me why?