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Old 10-09-2003, 03:38 AM   #1
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Angry Install probelm suse 8.2 on VAIO Notebook

I am trying to install Suse Linux 8.2 an a new VAIO PCG-FRV28
P4 2.8 G
512 ram

Installation stops shortly after hardware detection. Blank screen but graphic frame (the blue box around the text, but no text)
I tried alot things
safe mode, text mode, different graphic modes, manual installation, and those combined in all ways.
I also tried to install Red Hat 7.3 and it worked, but i want the suse since i bought it.

Any ideas anybody???
Old 10-09-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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Check to see if the BIOS has legacy USB support enabled. That is usually a showstopper. I installed SuSE 8.2 on my Compaq 2170 with legacy USB support disabled, and everything went very smoothly.
Old 10-10-2003, 06:23 PM   #3
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There is not an option to change USB Legecy Support.
Old 10-11-2003, 02:00 AM   #4
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i was reading somewhere that the firewire cards sometimes interfere with instalations. I know the sony has firewire so maybe you could try disabling onboard firewire in your bios and then enable after you have it installed?
Old 10-11-2003, 02:04 AM   #5
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The Vaio has firewire but the Bios really sux and there are no options to disable anything. there are only boot options and password stuff...


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