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    Angry Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Hello,

    After installing OpenSuse 11.2 from the installation DVD I cannot boot into the operating system. I get the Grub menu but when I select either the normal boot option or the failsafe boot option I am present with a screen that looks like it is about to start loading (the Grub text is displayed) but then there is a blinking cursor after this text.

    The system then stays at this point and remains there until I restart it. The cycle then happens all over again.

    Anything I can do to get the system to boot?
    The live-DVD boots fine.
    Thank you for your time.
    Regards,
    Chris K.


    System Specifications:

    Motherboard : Asus PP-DLW
    Processors: Dual Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz
    Memory: 4098 MB (2048 MB seen by system. Separate issue)
    SATA Raid Controller: Promise FastTrak TX4200
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600
    Audio Card: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
    Network Card: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Network Controller

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Quote Originally Posted by ckoeber View Post
    After installing OpenSuse 11.2 from the installation DVD I cannot boot into the operating system. I get the Grub menu but when I select either the normal boot option or the failsafe boot option I am present with a screen that looks like it is about to start loading (the Grub text is displayed) but then there is a blinking cursor after this text.
    Note being able to boot to failsafe is not good.

    Can you boot to run level 3 ? Do that by pressing 3 when the grub menu appears, such that you see a 3 in the options line with a space between it and any other entry in front. Then do a normal boot. That should take you to a full screen text mode. Does that work ?

    if it works, then you may be able to take advantage of the theory in post#1, and then especially #11 of the practical theory guide for graphic cards . openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    No, the option 3 test did not work.

    Here is what my screen looks like:

    Code:
    root (hd0,4)
     Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop  root=/dev/mapper/pdc_eahdfihhcb_part7 resume=/dev/mapper/pdc_eahdfihhcb_part6 splash=silent quiet
       [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x3c00, size=0x3e3fc0]
    initrd /initrd-2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop
       [Linux-initrd @ 0x37971000, 0x67e7b3 bytes]
    After this text there is a blinking cursor.

    Anything else I can try?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Re-install

    Just wondering if you did this:
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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Sure, I can re-install and check the installation media.

    I just don't believe that the installation media is a problem.

    Wouldn't I get an error message during the original installation?

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Wouldn't I get an error message during the original installation?
    Often not.The problems can show up during or after install.

    A media check is simple.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Quote Originally Posted by ckoeber View Post
    Sure, I can re-install and check the installation media.
    You should not have to re-install to check the installation media.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    OK, so I loaded the installation DVD into a virtual machine (Oracle's VirtualBox) and ran the test.

    This is what I got:


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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    You should not have to re-install to check the installation media.
    I know. I just was responding to a prior post to say I would do the check and the reinstallation.

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot OpenSuse 11.2 after Fresh Install

    Quote Originally Posted by ckoeber View Post
    Hello,

    After installing OpenSuse 11.2 from the installation DVD I cannot boot into the operating system. I get the Grub menu but when I select either the normal boot option or the failsafe boot option I am present with a screen that looks like it is about to start loading (the Grub text is displayed) but then there is a blinking cursor after this text.

    The system then stays at this point and remains there until I restart it. The cycle then happens all over again.

    Anything I can do to get the system to boot?
    The live-DVD boots fine.
    Thank you for your time.
    Regards,
    Chris K.


    System Specifications:

    Motherboard : Asus PP-DLW
    Processors: Dual Intel Xeon 2.8 GHz
    Memory: 4098 MB (2048 MB seen by system. Separate issue)
    SATA Raid Controller: Promise FastTrak TX4200
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9600
    Audio Card: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
    Network Card: Intel 82540EM Gigabit Network Controller
    Personally I would try re-installing, it's sure quicker.

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