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Old 01-21-2008, 01:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Trying to setup a multiboot of XP, Vista and OpensuSE 10.3 64

I have set up a dualboot of XP and suse 10.1 and 10.2 in the past without any problems, but recently I upgraded my HDD from 1x120GB + 1x80GB PATA to a 500GB SATAII and decided I would setup a multi boot system starting with XP and vista and I recently dl a copy of suse 10.3 64 DVD iso to run on a 64bit processor and wanted to install it to boot with XP and Vista. When I booted to the Installation DVD The startup screen appeared fine, I selected "Installation" in the Startup Option menu, the loading linux kernel box appeared and when the progress bar reached the end the screen closed and the next screen didn't appear instead it just stayed black with no activity, the DVD run light was off and I waited for a little while and rebooted to try again, but same thing. Just prior to that I had acidently loaded the suse 10.2 DVD in by mistake and it did the same thing. So I next took the suse 10.3 to the other PC that has only XP installed and booted it and the installation ran with out a hitch. In the mean time please "Help Me!!"
Old 01-21-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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Since the dvd works in one PC but not in another, you have to suspect problems with the PC that it doesn't install into.

Try running memtest86 from a liveCD on the problem PC. Also, try switching the dvd drive that works into the PC with the problem.
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Did you check the RAM requirements? It may be lesser than recommended.
Old 01-21-2008, 05:23 AM   #4
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Thx, I did run memtest before posting and was thinking along the same lines with my CD/DVD drive.after some Hardware troubleshooting I remembered that I recenty added another stick of RAM and swithched to dual channel configuration, so I removed onne stick and bootedup and ran the installation again and this time it went through without a problem so I amm thinking that dual channel configuration was what blocked the installation. After install I reinserted the ram stick in dual channel and it bootup fine.

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