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    Default 11.4 install crashes (Mac mini)

    I wanted to install 11.4 on a Mac mini (Intel, mid-2010 model). Everything seemed to go fine for an hour, that is, until the installation of software was about 100% complete. At that point, the screen went black and everything stopped. I had to do a power-off reset. After reset, the Linux partition seemed to be bootable, but it really was not, as the same black screen appeared almost immediately.

    (My earlier Ubuntu 10.10 installation on this machine ran fine. But I wanted to try something else.)

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    Default Re: 11.4 install crashes (Mac mini)

    On 03/21/2011 10:06 AM, Raaka wrote:
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    > After reset, the Linux partition seemed to be bootable, but it really
    > was not, as the same black screen appeared almost immediately.


    i believe it has booted, but the graphics is unable to show you that
    since it needs a different configuration..

    this page includes a "1st thing to try (nomodeset)" and exactly how to
    try that...and where to go from there:

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_graphics_cards

    btw, i'm not certain, but i think all mini (and maybe all Mac) users
    hit this same wall...you might try a search like this, to see the
    bigger picture: http://tinyurl.com/5rq2bra

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    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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    Default Re: 11.4 install crashes (Mac mini)

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD;2309205

    this page includes a "1st thing to try (nomodeset)" and exactly how to
    try that...and where to go from there:

    [url=http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Configuring_graphics_cards
    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE[/url]

    btw, i'm not certain, but i think all mini (and maybe all Mac) users
    hit this same wall...you might try a search like this, to see the
    bigger picture: site:forums.opensuse.org black screen boot mac OR mini - Google Search

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    DenverD
    Thank you, but... It seems that openSUSE does not really support Mac mini. I'll just re-install Ubuntu.

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    Default Re: 11.4 install crashes (Mac mini)

    On 03/22/2011 07:36 AM, Raaka wrote:
    >
    > Thank you, but... It seems that openSUSE does not really support Mac
    > mini. I'll just re-install Ubuntu.


    you are welcome, bye..

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    DenverD
    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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