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Old 12-02-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
rjones88250
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SuSE 9.2 Installation Problems


I have a HP zx5078cl notebook and am unable to install my SuSE 9.2. On boot, the initial kernal is loaded, then the system simply hangs. Occasionally I will get an ATAPI error, but most of the time it simply hangs. The laptop comes with a generic DVD/CD+RW. Using Google, I see where other users have been able to load linux, but are experiencing relatively minor problems, sound card, multi-card reader, etc.

I have no clue why the initial kernal can be read and loaded, but then the system simply hangs like there is a driver problem with the DVD drive.

Any suggestions..........???

Thanks.

Rich Jones
rjones8825@centurytel.net
 
Old 12-02-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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SuSe setup hung a few times for me when there was a usb device connected.

Also, ACPI could be causing this. Try to start without it.
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:18 AM   #3
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I just attempted to install again. System boots into Linux DVD, loads kernel, finishes to the point of going into the 1.7 Installer. That is where my system hangs. I tried installing without ACPI, manually, everything.......but every attempt stops at the point where the installer is to be activated.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Contacted SuSE tech support. The only way we could get 9.2 to install was with ACPI turned off and an additional command 'apic COLDPLUG=1", or something similar (I'm too new) :-). SuSE loaded but the driver for the notebook touch pad is a little buggy, and my DSL connection is benching at 768mps, rather than 1.5. I was also having problems with getting update patches, as YOU kept reporting checksum errors.

But.............at least there is a Linux desktop and GRUB boot loader (albeit horribly slow). I am considering another clean install, as I have never had any problems with SuSE 9.1 on my AMD64 desktop.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:16 PM   #5
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I've got a tutorial that shows how I got linux running on my zx5078cl. Everything works now except suspend and resume. Check this link out: http://www.geocities.com/fizgig10/zx5078cl/index.html
 
  


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