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    I have a dell inspiron 560. I have downloaded openSUSE 11.4 GNOME 32 & 64 bit and also KDE in 32 & 64 bit versions.

    My problem comes when i try to boot my desktop on any of the openSUSE versions that i have burnt, here is what happens.

    Boot from CD
    Loads Grub Menu
    I select to do a LIVE boot
    Then my screen goes crazy (black for ~10 sec. then is full of different color pixels (like a damaged dvd movie)

    But i can boot either of the CDs on my lappy and everything goes perfect.


    If any additional information is needed, feel free to request it and i will supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G1iCkK View Post
    I have a dell inspiron 560. I have downloaded openSUSE 11.4 GNOME 32 & 64 bit and also KDE in 32 & 64 bit versions.

    My problem comes when i try to boot my desktop on any of the openSUSE versions that i have burnt, here is what happens.

    Boot from CD
    Loads Grub Menu
    I select to do a LIVE boot
    Then my screen goes crazy (black for ~10 sec. then is full of different color pixels (like a damaged dvd movie)

    But i can boot either of the CDs on my lappy and everything goes perfect.


    If any additional information is needed, feel free to request it and i will supply.
    check out if dvd is burnt fine

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    I have a dell inspiron 560. I have downloaded openSUSE 11.4 GNOME 32 & 64 bit and also KDE in 32 & 64 bit versions.

    My problem comes when i try to boot my desktop on any of the openSUSE versions that i have burnt, here is what happens.

    Boot from CD
    Loads Grub Menu
    I select to do a LIVE boot
    Then my screen goes crazy (black for ~10 sec. then is full of different color pixels (like a damaged dvd movie)

    But i can boot either of the CDs on my lappy and everything goes perfect.


    If any additional information is needed, feel free to request it and i will supply.
    Could be a video problem. Before you select the kernel to load you have a chance to enter a kernel loading option. Try and enter the kernel load option nomodeset, then press the enter key and see if that allows you to proceed.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 Boot Promblem

    Quote Originally Posted by G1iCkK View Post
    I have a dell inspiron 560.
    That PC should have an integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics chip (not that new). Is that that listed in your machine's spec?

    It would be supported by 11.4's default "intel" graphics driver (i915).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormulove View Post
    check out if dvd is burnt fine
    CD as been burn correclty, as it boots just fine on my Dell XPS m1330.

    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    That PC should have an integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics chip (not that new). Is that that listed in your machine's spec?

    It would be supported by 11.4's default "intel" graphics driver (i915).
    Yes, but i do not use the integrated graphics card. I have an ATI Radeon HD 2500 PRO as my GPU (if that helps any).

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    Could be a video problem. Before you select the kernel to load you have a chance to enter a kernel loading option. Try and enter the kernel load option nomodeset, then press the enter key and see if that allows you to proceed.
    For the life of me i can not find the said option.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 11.4 Boot Promblem

    Quote Originally Posted by G1iCkK View Post
    Yes, but i do not use the integrated graphics card. I have an ATI Radeon HD 2500 PRO as my GPU (if that helps any).
    Well, it may not help you as there seem to be quite a few users reporting 11.4 start up problems and having ATI graphics. Also switchable graphic cards may not be supported. Anyway I will have to leave that for those with ATI Radeon graphics hardware, I'm sure they will try to help you. Also you could use the forum search with your model of card to see if anyone got it working on 11.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    Well, it may not help you as there seem to be quite a few users reporting 11.4 start up problems and having ATI graphics. Also switchable graphic cards may not be supported. Anyway I will have to leave that for those with ATI Radeon graphics hardware, I'm sure they will try to help you. Also you could use the forum search with your model of card to see if anyone got it working on 11.4.
    Thank You for the time spent trying to help, it is much apreciated. Hope to be booting into openSUSE within the next couple days.

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    One more question, If I was to remove the PCI GPU could I install openSUSE, then once it is installed, re-install the PCI GPU with correct drivers (given that there are drivers for my model) ?

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    *Update*
    I have gotten openSUSE 11.4 installed (with ATI GPU) by using the netintall method.

    side note: I'm really enjoying my experience with openSUSE 11.4 so far

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    Well done. That's good news. My online upgrades to 11.4 have produced better results than one using the DVD iso and one using a liveCD, but both of those were on older hardware.

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