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Old 06-22-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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OpenSUSE 15 installation stalls while loading


Hi guys,

I'm trying to install OpenSUSE Leap 15 on an Asus R510V laptop from a USB key. I boot from the USB key and select "Installation" from the menu displayed on the screen, then the installation program displays a black screen with a green progress bar at the bottom. The bar reaches the right part of the screen (where it's supposed to have loaded completely) and the installation program stalls here.

I have a previous version of OpenSUSE installed in this laptop and I didn't experience any issues while installing it.

Any ideas on how to get past this isue? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-22-2018, 12:13 PM   #2
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Did you happen to try with a live USB ?
Also, did you try a dist-upgrade by "zypper dup" on your old installation?

Just ideas..
 
Old 06-23-2018, 09:44 AM   #3
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Hi Honest Abe, thanks for your reply.

I think I won't be able to do a "zypper dup" because the root partition has run out of space (in fact, I can't boot in graphical mode at the moment).

I will try booting the live system from the USB key and see if I can make the installation after booting it. I'll let you know how it goes.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 06:08 AM   #4
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Previously had root partition space related issues, seemed relate to BTRFS, as soon as allocated ~50 GB to openSUSE root, that issue disappeared.

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Old 07-01-2018, 12:28 PM   #5
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Previously had root partition space related issues, seemed relate to BTRFS, as soon as allocated ~50 GB to openSUSE root, that issue disappeared.

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Yeah, I think BTRFS was somehow related to the system running out of space because the root partition was around 30 GB and I didn't have so many programs installed (it's the first time a 30 GB partition runs out of space on me). Anyway, I already deleted the OpenSUSE partitions from Windows.

Going back to the original topic, I have tried like 30 times to launch the installation program in the last few days to no avail. I tried the installation image, the Live KDE image, the net install image and Linux Mint 18.3. In most cases, I can boot from the USB key, but the installation program stalls after the green progress bar reaches the end (with OpenSUSE).

Once it launched the installation screen, but when I reached to the partitioning part, I couldn't see the empty (unformatted) partitions and I didn't want the installation program to mess up with the partitions and create its own partition scheme, as I always partition manually, so I had to reboot into Windows to create three FAT32 partitions, so the installation program could see them and I could reformat them for OpenSUSE from there. However, when booting from the USB key again, the installation program stalled again after the green progress bar, as usual

I'm not sure what's going on, but I suspect all this has to do with Secure Boot and all that UEFI/EFI thing. I already disabled fast boot within Windows, disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot in the BIOS and tried with "Launch CSM" on and off but the results are always the same. This is really frustrating. This is a relatively new laptop (bought in November last year) and I'm not completely familiar with it, but this is very confusing since I don't remember having so many issues while installing the previous version of OpenSUSE on this laptop before.

By the way, I'm using a software called Rufus to "burn" he images to the USB key on Windows, in case this is relevant (I usually use dd from Linux, but I erased the Linux install from this laptop already).

Any ideas?
 
Old 07-06-2018, 12:31 PM   #6
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By the way, I'm using a software called Rufus to "burn" he images to the USB key on Windows
gogalthorp wrote "If you must use rufus you must select a binary copy, otherwise it may modify the ISO."

You could try installing in text mode by appending "text" to the installation's linux cmdline if there's not already a menu option to do so. Another to try is nomodeset, especially if the laptop has dual gfx, NVidia and Intel. It sounds like your problem is related to dual gfx, which I do not have.
 
Old 07-06-2018, 01:20 PM   #7
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gogalthorp wrote "If you must use rufus you must select a binary copy, otherwise it may modify the ISO."

You could try installing in text mode by appending "text" to the installation's linux cmdline if there's not already a menu option to do so. Another to try is nomodeset, especially if the laptop has dual gfx, NVidia and Intel. It sounds like your problem is related to dual gfx, which I do not have.
Hmm, I didn't remember about nomodeset, and this laptop has Nvidia and Intel graphics cards indeed, so that's likely to be the problem. I'll give it a shot this weekend and see how it goes. I'll let you know how it goes.

Cheers.
 
Old 07-14-2018, 02:08 PM   #8
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gogalthorp wrote "If you must use rufus you must select a binary copy, otherwise it may modify the ISO."

You could try installing in text mode by appending "text" to the installation's linux cmdline if there's not already a menu option to do so. Another to try is nomodeset, especially if the laptop has dual gfx, NVidia and Intel. It sounds like your problem is related to dual gfx, which I do not have.
Well, I finally had some time yesterday to try it. You were absolutely right, it was related to the dual graphics cards. I specified "nomodeset" in the grub entry during the install and everything went smoothly this time. Thanks for your help!
 
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Thanks for your help!
Glad to do it!
 
  


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