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    Question Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    Hello, so I am trying to install openSUSE x86_64 13.1 on my Lenovo v560 (I5, 4GB, 7200rpm 500GB, nvidia and Intel GC, GB, wireless N, metal housing, etc, a decent machine), but it just hangs after reboot every time in the same place: "Preparing 1st...something" it's the last thing I briefly see, than it gets into the Automatic configuration step where "Preparing configuration..." remains at 3% and Creating automatic configuration stays at 11%. Rebooting has no effect, waiting either. Grub seems to be working as it launches the openSUSE entry.

    Tried new different options about 7-10 times but I get the same results: w/wout wireless, w/wout automatic configuration, ext4/btrfs, encypted /home, waited 30mins, the most basic install etc I also had issues on my self build desktop but I don't remember exactly what I did... and was something different, whatever. Now my main problem is that it doesn't throw a specific error, just gets stuck in the same place.

    The only thing different from previous installations is that I wiped the hdd, along with the vendor partition (no problems, done that lots of times on other notebooks), the windows partition as I don't want anywhere anything Microsoft from now forth, and the previous openSUSE. Created 3 partitions for swap, / and /home.

    Had no problems with openSUSE 11.something, 12.1, 12.2, 12.3... What should I try?

    Now doing a installation with NoKMS, no Autopmatic configuration and Safe Settings for the kernel. Also I will increase swap to 4GB, and create a boot partition, everything ext4. And will post back here. Thanks!

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    Exclamation Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    Hah, got an orange error YaST2:

    "Invalid arguments for the ProgressBar widget. Check the log file"

    But it seems that in the background is doing something (like installing?) but no progress at all only a blank Perform installation page. Will wait for it...

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    Angry Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    No joy (some progress did appear in the end), it was without automatic configuration, and now freezes at Check installation > Preparing the initial system configuration and the hdd lights the led intermitently like before. Will wait for around 30mins-1h as there were problems as I recall in the beta or RC similar to this. But I don't think it will ever get over it... though I may be lucky and someone very unlucky encountered similar problems

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    Unhappy Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    I set Intel as the default GC in BIOS, turned on the compatibility mode for the Hitachi HDD, checked the installation media. Nothing, the same behaviour; come on people, any ideeas?

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    Default Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    Check in your BIOS settings if you can disable the Floppy Drive.
    If you don't have one but it is enabled in the BIOS this can cause hangs.

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    Default Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    I have the same kind of problem installing 13.1 on Asus 1215P laptop...

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    Default Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Check in your BIOS settings if you can disable the Floppy Drive.
    If you don't have one but it is enabled in the BIOS this can cause hangs.
    There is no such thing (device or setting in BIOS) for my notebook.

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    Red face Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    Sorry openSUSE for this one... I usually crawl back to openSUSE from other distros; but in this case 3 days without the machine was just too much. I tried Fedora and it works fine; everything out of the box. Weird alien GNOME3 though, I'll give you that, but I am willing to stick with them for now, just for the sake of new things.

    You should know that the installer has some problems, the kind that a decent user like me can't overcome - now I have 3 machines that had all kind of issues when installing 13.1, managed to get it installed only on my desktop - the other 2 laptops just say "no" (a firend has some Acer).

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    Default Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    Won't be fixed unless you report it

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    Default Re: Lenovo v560 hangs on openSUSE 13.1 installation

    I encountered this same issue (hangs after first reboot at "Preparing configuration..." at 3% and Creating automatic configuration stays at 11%) when installing 13.1 onto a MacBook Air.

    The solution for me turned out to simply be boot to init 3 (append 'init 3' to the grub kernel command line) and do a zypper install kernel-firmware (which is on the DVD media.) If you catch this ahead of time you can simply select to install this package earlier in the install process.

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...i-systems.html

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=835277

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