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    Default Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    This is a new PC, with no previous OS. The processor is an Intel 9400 2.9 ghx core i5.

    The Leap 15.1 DVD installer fails spasmodically. Sometime it freezes, with a couple of dying mouse twitches. Sometimes it comes up with a red error notice, the options following this become bogged down and everything stops.

    If it gets to the end and something has been installed, either it will fail before reaching the login, or it will declare the password invalid. On the command line I can do a root login with that password, but do not know what to try or to look for. ls shows: .bash_history, .cache, .gnupg, bin, inst-sys
    cd .. takes me to /, where there are what looks like the full set of directories.

    When the installed Leap fails before the login, a number of lines are shown, such as:

    Code:
    ACPI BIOS Error (bug) Failure looking up [_\SB.PCIO.SAT0.PRT3._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND
    
    
    (20170303/PSARGS-330) \_SB.PCIO.SAT0.PRT3._GTF
    [ 2.001111] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed AE_NOT_FOUND (20170303/PSARGS-516) Welcome to openSUSE Leap 15.1 – Kernel 4.12.14-lp151.27-default (tty1) linux-0rc6 login:

    (I log in)

    Code:
    Login: write-lastlog failed: no space left on device


    I have updated the BIOS to F4A, and tried a number of mods, disabling Fast Boot, disabling and enabling CSM, and disabling the Network Stack.


    I found a post that suggested to me that disabling IOAPIC 24-119 Entries might work, but it didn’t.
    Another post suggested that Tumbleweed might install, but it failed while trying, unsuccessfully, to find my WiFi. The Leap installer can find my WiFi, but the modem light never registers a connection.



    I also tried installing Netrunner, which rapidly failed with pages of reports like:


    Code:
    [ 106.002720] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected. type=Physical Layer, (Receiver ID)
    
    
    [ 106.002720] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: device [8006:a297] error status/mask=0000000100002000
    [ 106.002720] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: [ 0] RxErr (First)
    Where do I go from here?

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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    1. Check openSUSE's ISO image.
    2. Do you have Nvidia videocard? Tell more about your hardware.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    Quote Originally Posted by Svyatko View Post
    1. Check openSUSE's ISO image.
    2. Do you have Nvidia videocard? Tell more about your hardware.
    I checked the Leap ISO and it was as it should be. The hardware is plain on-board, no separate video card or sound card, Samsung 860QVO 1 tb solid state drive, DVD-RW, TP-Link Wireless Adaptor PCIe.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    New Hardware - Before I try any OS install I run 3 passes of memtest86. It is available in UEFI and non-UEFI downloads.

    Flaky memory is the number 1 reason for OS install failures.

    You can get it from here:

    https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm
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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    I did a quick Internet search "Gigabyte B365M-H linux kernel support" and returned practically nothing.
    IMO you will need to create a list of each component on the motherboard and do a similar "linux kernel support" Internet search to verify whether support is available through the kernel, and if not then look for user-mode drivers which may be available for that specific component.

    If you do that, you should be able to determine how "Linux ready" your board and everything on it may work with least amount of work, and if anything special needs to be done.

    If you produce that list and search but can't come up with answers or may not understand related documentation or instructions, go ahead and post what you've found.

    BTW - It's a bit worrisome that Gigabyte is making available <very recent> MSWindows drivers for this board at the following URL which suggests that this board may be so new that drivers just won't be available (MSWindows makes many drivers available on its own similar to what Linux does by way of its kernel). You may have to contact Gigaybte directly for what they can provide.
    https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MOTHERBOARD/GIGABYTE/

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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    Try a Tumbleweed live image.
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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    Quote Originally Posted by larryr View Post
    New Hardware - Before I try any OS install I run 3 passes of memtest86. It is available in UEFI and non-UEFI downloads.

    Flaky memory is the number 1 reason for OS install failures.

    You can get it from here:

    https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm
    Initially, assuming the mobo was faulty, I took the computer back to the shop and they successfully loaded Win 10 on it, so I doubt if memory is the problem.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    I did a quick Internet search "Gigabyte B365M-H linux kernel support" and returned practically nothing.
    IMO you will need to create a list of each component on the motherboard and do a similar "linux kernel support" Internet search to verify whether support is available through the kernel, and if not then look for user-mode drivers which may be available for that specific component.

    If you do that, you should be able to determine how "Linux ready" your board and everything on it may work with least amount of work, and if anything special needs to be done.

    If you produce that list and search but can't come up with answers or may not understand related documentation or instructions, go ahead and post what you've found.

    BTW - It's a bit worrisome that Gigabyte is making available <very recent> MSWindows drivers for this board at the following URL which suggests that this board may be so new that drivers just won't be available (MSWindows makes many drivers available on its own similar to what Linux does by way of its kernel). You may have to contact Gigaybte directly for what they can provide.
    https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/MOTHERBOARD/GIGABYTE/

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    Incompatibility did not occur to me, I should have checked. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    His CPU is from 4th quarter 2018, and his Coffee Lake chipset older. Support for them should be complete in 15.1. I'd boot to cmdline only, login as root, and do zypper up to get the latest firmware and kernel. If that wouldn't fly, I'd try a net install so that all the installed packages, and the installer, would be update versions. ISTR vaguely that there may be a newer installer available via NET installation than using the DVD iso.
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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    I did two Leap 15.1 net (!) installs some days ago and after first boot I did a

    Code:
    zypper up
    and got some 200 updates, no joke. No idea what this net install really does...
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