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Old 08-08-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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Question SUSE Linux 9.1 installation hangs


I'm a newbie on Linux, I've always used Windows and now I want to take the big step to install Linux and experiment with SUSE Linux. I downloaded my Suse Linux 9.1 at If i want to install it something goes wrong. I choose in the menu 'Installation' and a new screen opens. I see that hardware is being installed and in the end I see:

Loading data into ramdisk (53270 kB).....

After this it hangs. I've also tried the Manual Installation but it'll hang there also on the same line.

What can I do about this to fix this? My PC is an AMD K7 Athlon 1200MHz with 458MB SDRAM and 61,5GB HDD. This should be enough to install Linux on it.

I would like to read the sollution here. Thanks in advance.


Old 08-08-2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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Have you checked that the CD was burned correctly and is free from errors? Also, when downloading, does the MD5 checksum match the ISO?
Old 08-09-2005, 10:28 PM   #3
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You might try a newer version of SuSE. You can get 9.3 Pro or 10.0 beta now at
Old 08-10-2005, 03:42 AM   #4
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Spaz007: thanks for the tip! I didn't knew there was another site where I can download SUSE Linux 9.3 Pro for free. Currently I'm almost done with a torrent download of SUSE Linux 9.3 Pro, which is ofcourse less legal ;-) I hope a newer version will install on my pc.


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