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    Unhappy Hangs loading installation system

    I'm trying to do a net install of SUSE 11.0 on a new Dell OptiPlex 755. I verified md5sum of the iso and there were no errors reported while burning. I have also selected check medium from the installation menu and it reported that it was OK.

    However, every time I try to install it hangs right after loading drivers and sending DHCP request to eth0. The next line says:
    Loading Installation System (1/4) (1 kB) - 100%

    And that is where it sits. Does anyone have any ideas why it might hang there or how to get it to carry on?

    In the mean time, I'll try a fresh download and burn, as well as trying the x64 install and will report if I have any luck.

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    Default Re: Hangs loading installation system

    How long did you let it sit? Mine pasued for awhile whilst installing packages, but eventually picked back up.
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    Default Re: Hangs loading installation system

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilant View Post
    In the mean time, I'll try a fresh download and burn, as well as trying the x64 install and will report if I have any luck.
    As opposed to reburning, you could check the DVD's md5sum, to see if it was burned ok
    MD5sum tricks for checking on CD or DVD

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    Default Re: Hangs loading installation system

    And out of curiosity, how much ram in your system?

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    Default Re: Hangs loading installation system

    Try updating your bios to the latest version if you have not already done so.
    I've had a weird intermittent problems booting on an Optiplex 755 (using 10.3) that went away after the bios update. So best to check this first.

    Hope that does it

    Wj
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    Default Re: Hangs loading installation system

    I've let it sit as long as 15 minutes.

    I have 4gB of RAM.

    I'll check out the BIOS version and try to determine the md5sum of the CD as a way to confirm the burn.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Hangs loading installation system

    So RAM is not a problem

    Mine sat there for several minutes, but not that long. It does the 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 thing for a couple minutes each... I'm not sure if it needs the network connection at that point or not. The little (1kb) messages doesn't change, it always says 1k for me. Odd.

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    Question Re: Hangs loading installation system

    I am having the same problem with 11.1 and the x86_64 version.
    I did not have the problem with the i586 version of 11.1.

    I disconnected the network cable until the gui came back.

    For some reason it was loading down network going out to the internet. I have consistent isp problems so I monitor my connection to the world and could see it trying.

    Hope this helps.
    Quince

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