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Old 09-14-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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system reboots after loading initrd

Hello all,

I am trying to install openSUSE on netbook ASUS eeepc from already installed ubuntu, so I would have dualboot ubuntu alongside openSUSE.
The problem is that after it loads kernel and initrd a black screen appears for a second and then the system reboots.

Here's what I have done:
1. created /dev/sda8 (10G) that holds content of iso image
2. in /etc/grub.d/40_custom is following content:
exec tail -n +3 $0
menuentry "openSUSE Installer" {
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos8)'
   echo "Loading kernel..."
   linux /boot/i386/vmlinuz root=/dev/ram1 ramdisk_size=1048576 rw
   echo "Loading initrd..."
   initrd /boot/i386/initrd
vmlinuz is symlink to vmlinuz-xen as well as initrd to initrd-xen in the same directory.
3. run command update-grub
4. reboot

and than happens what I mentioned above.
do you guys have any ideas?

thank you.
Old 09-14-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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Why not use unetbootin to put on usb & install from there.


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