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Old 01-02-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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OpenSUSE 11.1 stalling at command prompt during live cd installation


I'm trying to install OpenSUSE 11.1 using a live CD I burned from the official site. It all seem to go well then throws up a command line prompt. If I enter my normal sign on ID it then rejects my password. If I enter root, it seems quite happy and waits for another command.
Can anyone tell me what I should enter to encourage my machine to complete the installation at this stage?
If the answer is to use the DVD instead, I'll need the exact wodim syntax to burn the DVD ISO image as K3b has a 4GB size limit and the DVD is 4.2.
I'm currently running OpenSUSE 10.2 on a Dell Inspiron 1300 with a Celeron M processor.

Many thanks in advance,
Old 01-02-2009, 07:51 AM   #2
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First was mdcheck correct ?
Did you run a media check ?
Please tell exactly how far did you come with the installation.
Did come as far initial boot ?
Did you enter a user ?
Did it come to the update process ?
Old 01-02-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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You said:
K3b has a 4GB size limit and the DVD is 4.2.
But I do burn data of close to 4.4GB drive on a usual DVD+R with K3B? Could it not be that the temporarily used folder by K3B on your system has that size limit, and not K3B itself. I think you should be able to burn such DVDs.

Old 01-02-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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What about this?

Did you try just pressing enter after you enter root, that is root with a blank password?

You might be better served with a DVD, and as mentioned you should be capable of increasing or changing the location of the temp file, or creating a new file that Kb3 uses while burning a file. On my K3b 1.0.5 it is in Settings, Configure, Misc. Good Luck
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Resolution of sorts - I upped my burn limit in K3b and burned the ISO DVD which installed fine. The system then ran like a dog as I don't think I've got enough RAM. I've decided to give Ubuntu a go as it looks less hungry. I fear another post may be looming, but for now, many thanks for the help.


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