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    Default upgrade freezes on starting udev

    My old Asus laptop is running Opensuse 42.3 and I went to upgrade to 15.1 but it just freezes on "starting udev". Any thoughts as to what might be wrong? I would like to keep using linux on this machine if possible, but 42.3 is no longer supported so if I can't upgrade I'm in a spot of bother!

    Thanks very much.

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    As long as you do not explain what exactly you are doing and in which step you get the freezing, other then by providing the vague English term "upgrade", helping will be a problem.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    As long as you do not explain what exactly you are doing and in which step you get the freezing, other then by providing the vague English term "upgrade", helping will be a problem.
    Hi HCVV,

    I have put the installation media onto a USB disc, and have booted from it. Choosing between "installation", "upgrade existing system" or "boot existing sytem" or something similar, I choose the "upgrade" option. Very shortly (within 5-10 seconds) I am left with a frozen/crashed system with lots of text and the last line says "starting udev". If it would help I can take some photos from my phone and upload them to show you at what point it is crashing?

    Thanks for you help.

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    Thanks, that is at least explaning what method of upgrading you are trying. It will encourage people to study your case.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Thanks, that is at least explaning what method of upgrading you are trying. It will encourage people to study your case.
    Thanks. Please find a photo of the screen I am left with

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=10u...Nyk83920p7Pufo

    Cheers

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    Default Re: upgrade freezes on starting udev

    How old is it? 64 bit? what video chip?

    Going to use EFI or MBR booting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    How old is it? 64 bit? what video chip?

    Going to use EFI or MBR booting?
    Hi, and thanks for your help.

    It is approximately 4 years old, 64bit. It's an Asus X553MA, the specs can be found here

    https://uk.store.asus.com/asus-x553m...m-1tb-hdd.html

    I'm pretty sure that's the right laptop, although mine is all black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestig View Post
    Hi, and thanks for your help.

    It is approximately 4 years old, 64bit. It's an Asus X553MA, the specs can be found here

    https://uk.store.asus.com/asus-x553m...m-1tb-hdd.html

    I'm pretty sure that's the right laptop, although mine is all black.
    Successfully performed Windows 7 kills. Thus your system having 8.1 should work too with Leap 15.1. You may try a live system on a stick and report: http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...64-Current.iso
    AMD Athlon 4850e (2009), openSUSE 13.1, KDE 4, Intel i3-4130 (2014), i7-6700K (2016), i5-8250U (2018), openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlmistelberger View Post
    Successfully performed Windows 7 kills. Thus your system having 8.1 should work too with Leap 15.1. You may try a live system on a stick and report: http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...64-Current.iso
    Thank you, I will try a live intall when I get the chance. The laptop is running dual boot with windows 10, but I don't think that should make a difference at such an early stage of the installation. Odd how 42.3 install worked absolutely fine, yet 15.1 won't. Bizarre!

    Thanks again.

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    I have downloaded the ISO file but yet to burn it to a drive/disc yet. If the live disc works OK, is it possible to install from within it?

    Thanks!

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