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    Default OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    Installation of OpenSuse 11.0 went fine on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, but it hangs on my Dell Dimension 2400 desktop PC. Initial boot gets to where it's configuring XGL then displays a new screen with a command prompt and complete freeze-up of the computer requiring power shutdown. This happens about 5-6 lines after the message: "Skipped features: boot.md" Any help would be appreciated.

    P.S. I already have dual-boot installations of WinXP Home and PC-BSD 1.5.1. I'm using the PC-BSD bootloader. (OpenSuse bypasses this when the CD loads - but is it causing the problem during actual loading of the OS?)

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    Menes Narmer NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    runbei99 wrote:

    > Initial boot gets to
    > where it's configuring XGL then displays a new screen with a command
    > prompt and complete freeze-up of the computer requiring power shutdown.
    > This happens about 5-6 lines after the message: "Skipped features:
    > boot.md" Any help would be appreciated


    Is your graphics card supported by XGL? If you don't select (or rather
    un-select) the XGL/Desktop Effects components, does the install complete?

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    Menes, thanks - the hang occurs on initial loading of OS, so I never get to choose options.

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    Is your BIOS up to the latest version? I've had some strange hangs & reboots (mainly with the Xen-kernel) on a Dell Optiplex 740, and it was sorted after updating my BIOS.

    Just a thought,
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    Menes Narmer NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    runbei99 wrote:

    > the hang occurs on initial loading of OS, so I never get
    > to choose options.


    Do you mean it hangs before you can even choose your package selections
    during the YaST install?

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    Hello Menes. Yes, that's right, it hangs during initial loading. I had no problems installing PC-BSD on the same machine, so it's probably not the Bios - but I'll update it and see.

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    lucano66 NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    openSuSE 11.0 x86-64 intallation DVD hangs during the initial boot up procedure from DVD.

    The motherboard is ASUS A8N32-SLI.
    The processor is AMD Athlon64 X2 socket 939.
    The video card is Nvidia 8600 GTS
    MD5 is ok.

    It hangs in TEXT mode too :-(

    openSuSE 10.2 x86-64 was installable (old better time...).

    There is a drop in the support of AMD 64 bit system's from openSuSE / Novell ?
    There is a global drop in the support of the 64 bit code?

    This is a very bad signal, I can't raccomand anymore openSuSE if I cannot install it on my own system.

    Any help is appreciate.

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    skialta30 NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    I'm having the same issue with my Opti740. I get a black screen at the begining of the install. I even swapped video cards, no go. I tried Fedora 11, kernel panic. I was able to install Ubuntu 9.04. All 64bit installs.

    Thoughts?

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    satelliten NNTP User

    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    Same for me as I wrote in the thread "Installation freezes".

    My only problem with Ubuntu was that 32-bit version got stuck in the installation but the 64-bit
    went smoothly since my Athlon 64 X2 processor was detected.

    OpenSuse 11.1 will not install at all (32- or 64-bit) and get hung quite early in the installation.
    Could it be a bad support for AMD?

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.0 install hangs

    Cannot confirm. Installed 11.0 64 bit without trouble on an AMD X2 processor system as well as on Athon 64 systems without trouble (either 11.0 as 11.1 installs where perfect and smooth.
    Maybe an ACPI trouble? Did you try to install with ACPI deactivated? Look in the bios if there is a possibility to activate acpi tables (or if already activated try to disactivate and install without ACPI support).

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