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    Default 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    Hi guys,

    I'm no Linux expert, in fact I'm very much the opposite really. However I've been using Opensuse for quite a while now, various versions on various machine, desktops and laptops.

    I'll admit to having experimented with the others, Mint, Fedora, Ubuntu but always found my way back to Opensuse. This is mostly because I've had the most success with installing Opensuse and getting most things working, configuring my desktop etc etc.

    Although 13.1 leaves me feeling down, i have a custom built desktop that I've been running 11.4 on for ages and i recently decided to upgrade to 13.1 (please keep in mind this hardware is only about 12 months old, i decided on running 11.4 by choice at the time).

    However during my 13.1 install, probing the disk partitions took about 15 minutes, i gave the install the benefit of the doubt. But during the install, whilst installing 'kernel-desktop-3.11.6-4.1.i686.rpm' the system froze at 73%, another 15 minutes plus of waiting and things continued.

    Until the post install steps of configuring the boot loader configuration.................freeze and nothing until i stop the machine manually, on reboot GRUB fails by the looks of it.

    It leaves me not knowing where to start really, BIOS setting perhaps that the newer kernel doesn't like?

    Thanks

    Glen

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    Default Re: 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    Quote Originally Posted by glenpalmer View Post
    It leaves me not knowing where to start really, BIOS setting perhaps that the newer kernel doesn't like?
    Does this system have a floppy drive?
    If not, have a look in the BIOS settings if you can disable it completely. Otherwise the bootloader installation and device probe may try to access the non-existant drive, causing long hangs until it timeouts...

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    Default Re: 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    On 2013-12-16 18:16, glenpalmer wrote:
    > However during my 13.1 install, probing the disk partitions took about
    > 15 minutes, i gave the install the benefit of the doubt. But during the
    > install, whilst installing 'kernel-desktop-3.11.6-4.1.i686.rpm' the
    > system froze at 73%, another 15 minutes plus of waiting and things
    > continued.


    The phantom floppy drive syndrome.

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    Default Re: 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Does this system have a floppy drive?
    If not, have a look in the BIOS settings if you can disable it completely. Otherwise the bootloader installation and device probe may try to access the non-existant drive, causing long hangs until it timeouts...
    Thanks wolfi, i'll give this a go in changing the BIOS.

    I'll report back in the morning with progress.

    Thanks

    Glen

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    Default Re: 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    If all other things things fail, try booting with brokenmodules=floppy as a parameter for Grub.
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    You've just got to love the community!!

    Thanks for the quick response guys and the perfect solution, managed to grab 10 minutes before i finished work. Disabled the Floppy in the BIOS, which allowed me to complete a super quick, super smooth 13.1 install.

    Just need to get used to Gnome 3.10 now :-)

    Thanks again

    Glen

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    Default Re: 13.1 Install leaves me feeling down

    On 2013-12-16 19:06, glenpalmer wrote:
    >
    > You've just got to love the community!!
    >
    > Thanks for the quick response guys and the perfect solution, managed to
    > grab 10 minutes before i finished work. Disabled the Floppy in the
    > BIOS, which allowed me to complete a super quick, super smooth 13.1
    > install.


    LOL! :-D

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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