LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE
User Name
Password
SUSE / openSUSE This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
blackbeauty
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Suse 10.3 64 bit version problem install


Hi all,

I'm trying to install the 64 bit version of 10.3 onto my machine which has a FoxConn NF3 250 motherboard (http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produc...D=en-us0000052) with an AMD 64 3000 clawhammer CPU. The video card is an ASUS V9570LE with a GeForce FX5700LE chipset.

The problem I have is that when I boot off the 64 bit DVD of Suse 10.3, the kernel gets loaded OK and if I hit Escape on the splash screen I'm just in time to see the machine lock up on the line that says "loading basic drivers". The only way out of it is to hit the computer's reset button. There's no mention of what driver it's trying to load so I can't even tell the install process not to load it.

I seemed to have no problems booting Suse 10.2 32 bit version, but this is causing me grief.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 11:11 AM   #2
jdmcdaniel3
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Austin
Distribution: openSUSE 11.2
Posts: 167

Rep: Reputation: 31
Question How About Trying openSUSE 11.0 Instead?

The hardware support in SUSE 11.0 is much better and would be my suggestion over loading version 10.3. If you are set on loading SUSE 10.3 I suggest you start by pulling out any extra devices such as sound or network. If all devices are built-in, try disabling sound first and network second. Once you get the system to load, add back in the devices you removed or disabled.

Thank You,
 
Old 07-06-2008, 03:09 AM   #3
blackbeauty
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Distribution: Linux Mint
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
The hardware support in SUSE 11.0 is much better and would be my suggestion over loading version 10.3. If you are set on loading SUSE 10.3 I suggest you start by pulling out any extra devices such as sound or network. If all devices are built-in, try disabling sound first and network second. Once you get the system to load, add back in the devices you removed or disabled.
Thanks very much for your reply!

I managed to figure it out eventually, I had to turn off ACPI and APIC in the BIOS to make things work. I also had to turn off something relating to IDE with the DVD drive otherwise the install procedure would revert to text mode. After that, everything installed OK, except sound isn't working.

I also tried Suse 11.0 and had the same result as 10.3. But I've tried 11.0 on a work computer and there were some problems with it that I didn't like. Yast2 kept dying when it came time to commit any changes, and, due to a bug (apparently in Samba), winbind kept having issues requiring a restart of winbind. Until, it died again in the near future.

Cheers,
 
Old 07-06-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
jdmcdaniel3
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Austin
Distribution: openSUSE 11.2
Posts: 167

Rep: Reputation: 31
Exclamation Samba has SWAT issues under openSUSE 11

I have noticed an issue with Samba SWAT not configuring properly for some reason though if you do a manual edit of smd.conf Samba seems to work OK for me. I am sure many issues with openSUSE 11 will be fixed in the future. The main thing for me was the increased hardware support. SUSE will now load on my best Gigabyte motherboard where it would not do so under 10.3. Good luck with your issues!

Thank You,
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
version.h problem trying to install VMtools into SUSE 10.3 as VMware guest tonyrs SUSE / openSUSE 0 11-25-2007 05:08 PM
Which version of 32 bit redhat will install on IBM xSeries 366 (64 bit)? Hello123 Linux - Hardware 2 09-14-2005 05:50 AM
new 64 bit computer - can i install 32 bit suse 9.3 joel b SUSE / openSUSE 2 08-28-2005 02:32 PM
linux suse 9.2 64 bit version installation, yast fails to start up azulpind4 SUSE / openSUSE 16 07-04-2005 01:53 PM
Can't install SuSE 9.2 64-bit version Jesper77 SUSE / openSUSE 4 04-01-2005 02:08 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration