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    Default IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    Hello there, I'm currently trying to install 13.1 onto my desktop, but it won't let me get into installation, even the Live Environment or even check installation media. It gives me the main menu, and the options but nothing beyond that. But only gives me the black background with Gekko on his branch.

    It is IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795
    3GHz
    1GB RAM
    160GB HD

    When I went into the BIOS the only thing I thought it could be were:

    Legacy Free: Disabled
    No Execute Technology: Enabled

    Not sure if that has anything to do with anything but any suggestions would be great.

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    I tried using both OpenSUSE 13.1 KDE Live DVD and 12.3 Full Installation DVD and neither worked.

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    JudasDisciple wrote:
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    > Hello there, I'm currently trying to install 13.1 onto my desktop, but
    > it won't let me get into installation, even the Live Environment or even
    > check installation media. It gives me the main menu, and the options but
    > nothing beyond that. But only gives me the black background with Gekko
    > on his branch.
    >
    > It is IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795
    > 3GHz
    > 1GB RAM
    > 160GB HD
    >
    > When I went into the BIOS the only thing I thought it could be were:
    >
    > Legacy Free: Disabled
    > No Execute Technology: Enabled
    >
    > Not sure if that has anything to do with anything but any suggestions
    > would be great.
    >
    >

    Did you try (f3==>text mode) when booting the live dvd or full dvd
    Do you see any error ?
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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    Error: Could not stat device /dev/sr No - such file or directory

    Partition 1 on dev/sr doesn't appear... fatal!

    UDF-fs: Warning (device ram1): udf_fill_super: No partition found!

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    On 2013-12-29 22:46, JudasDisciple wrote:

    > No Execute Technology: Enabled


    Would not that be "secure boot"?

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-29 22:46, JudasDisciple wrote:

    > No Execute Technology: Enabled


    Would not that be "secure boot"?

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    That is pretty much what I was thinking, but somehow I didn't really think that an IBM of that age would have that technology implemented. But then again I don't know how long UEFI has been around.

    This also in turn made me think whether this is a 64-bit computer... but running WinXP(Which apparently it was designed for) just seems a little bit silly.

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    On 2013-12-31 02:56, JudasDisciple wrote:
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    > robin_listas;2612614 Wrote:


    >>> No Execute Technology: Enabled

    >>
    >> Would not that be "secure boot"?


    > That is pretty much what I was thinking, but somehow I didn't really
    > think that an IBM of that age would have that technology implemented.
    > But then again I don't know how long UEFI has been around.
    >
    > This also in turn made me think whether this is a 64-bit computer... but
    > running WinXP(Which apparently it was designed for) just seems a little
    > bit silly.


    If it was designed for XP, it is doubtful it has uefi or secure boot. But then it mentions "Legacy
    Free"... what legacy?

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    If it was designed for XP, it is doubtful it has uefi or secure boot. But then it mentions "Legacy
    Free"... what legacy?
    My guess would be that would refer to no legacy cards or devices...

    My recommendation would be that the OP start by loading the default settings back into BIOS, then try again, letting us know what errors pop up then.

    The IBM ThinkCenter should work fine with OpenSUSE.

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    Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > If it was designed for XP, it is doubtful it has uefi or secure boot. But
    > then it mentions "Legacy Free"... what legacy?
    >


    With IBM, that usually refers to USB devices such as mice and keyboards.

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    Default Re: IBM Thinkcentre MT-M 8795

    Error: Could not stat device /dev/sr No - such file or directory

    Partition 1 on dev/sr doesn't appear... fatal!

    UDF-fs: Warning (device ram1): udf_fill_super: No partition found!
    This is what I got.

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