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    treehouse NNTP User

    Default Installation lockup

    Trying to install Suse 11.1 from the Linux format magazines March issue DVD, in Virtualbox 2.2.4, running in Ubuntu 9.04. Have made six unsuccessful attempts, install is fine, all just box ticking untill a login screen appears, tells me I have incorrectly logged in. Could have forgotten a password once, not six times. Have to abort installation.
    Any thoughts please, apart from the duff disc one.

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    Default Re: Installation lockup

    So the install completes up to the reboot point and at the login screen your password fails?
    Did you choose to use the same password for user and root or not?
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  3. #3
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Installation lockup

    is that login screen black, with white fonts??
    or is it a green GUI screen?

    you say it causes you to have to abort the install?? just when does
    this log in screen pop up? in relation to, the example install at
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local (which will be a little different
    from yours because the guide pointed to is a DVD install, and the
    mag's install is a Live CD install (despite the fact that it is on
    _part_ of a DVD)..

    does the screen which stops you come AFTER
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local...ll_openSUSE.21 ??

    if so, then the install _is_ complete and all need to do is make sure
    you type *exactly* the same Username (NOT the User's full name on line
    one) and Password you used on this step:
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local...eate_your_user

    and, unlike Windows, case counts!! that is Treehouse and TREEHOUSE are
    NOT the same...

    and, if your caps LOCK key was accidentally engaged when you typed
    your password (twice!) as (say) mYpASSwORDiSa_lONGsECRET when you
    THOUGHT you were typing MyPassWordIsA_LongSecret (but you couldn't see
    what you typed) and you can't make it work now, come back to THIS
    thread and ask how to change your password even if you don't KNOW your
    password..

    HOWEVER, if it is white letter on black background, you have a
    different problem..

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    goldie

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    treehouse NNTP User

    Default Re: Installation lockup

    Using the same user name and password for root. I am keying in exactly the same user name and password in the correct (lower) case, that I gave at the configuration stage. As I said, six attempts, every time, same problem. The GUI is green screen, it also has a "live CD" icon, if activated it takes me back to the original live window, the only alternative to aborting (shutting down VBox. The DVD does indeed describe itself as a live cd, the install begins there. I suspect the install may be buggy, the very reason I gave up trying previous SUSE versions.

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    Default Re: Installation lockup

    Are you sure you are not leaving the cd active in the settings of Virtual Box. That happens with SUSE. Some distro wait to eject the cd but SUSE doesn't. Just power off the VM and go to the SUSE machine settings and disable the cd in settings. Or even better switch it to the Mount .iso and sellect VBoxAdditions.
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