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Thread: why won't opensuse work on my machine

  1. #1
    baronobeefdip2 NNTP User

    Default why won't opensuse work on my machine

    okay here what happened

    i put the live cd into the cd tray that was downloaded off of the opensuse site then i waited for the system to boot the live cd, then i came to the menu chose to view the livecd desktop (the top choice) and a progress bar displays shortly after that says "loading the linux kernel" after it was done doing that, it took me to a screen with a progress bar with a black rectangle around it horozontley that spans across the screen, with the progress bar within the rectangle,and a green backround, for the first few minutes the progress bar moves a little but after a couple hours it doesn't seem to go anywhere what could be the deal here (i also made it view verbose mode and i couldn't catch anything it was prompting all i got was "rebooting in 120sec"
    whats the deal here

    in case it involves my system information heres a description
    AMD athlon processor 1.22ghz
    512mb of ram

    video card
    NVIDIA GeForce2 gts/GeForce2 pro

    optical disk drives
    drive 1: LG HL-DT-ST DVD RAM GSA H55N
    drive 2: LG CD-ROM CRD 84858

    note: this happened with both kde and gnome live cds, and i burned the live cd images to a dvd-r disk is that a bad thing (is it also bad to burn them to a dvd-rw, so that i don't have to waste another perfectly good blank disk to burn something that doesn't work)

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: why won't opensuse work on my machine

    well, first we need to make sure you have burned a good disk:

    did you md5sum check the iso prior to burning?
    then, after burning the disk to you check it, prior to trying to launch?

    see: http://tinyurl.com/6jwtg9

    your machine is right on the minimum needed..
    see: http://en.opensuse.org/Sysreqs
    so it will be kinda slow...but 2 hours is about 1 hour and 55 minutes
    TOO long...

    when the green screen and moving progress bar is up, try hitting Exc
    and see if you can see what are the last couple of lines..

    recommendation: lets say it finally runs, i do NOT recommend you try
    to install from that disk until you are sure it is 100% correct, and
    we have determined the cause of this bump..

    --
    goldie

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