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

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Try a Tumbleweed live image.
    After the same mass of messages that the Netrunner installer generated, Tumbleweed came up in a simplified form. I managed to take off pci.ids, which is long, and may be of some use, and and a log file related to a fail that it encountered while booting. I'll have to put that on my 'broken' PC to unpack it.
    There was no Internet connection.
    It looks like the live Tumbleweed can work round some of the problems. Although the Leap installer could find my WiFi to configure it, nothing seems to be able get a connection.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    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.
    I just tried that, but as I suspected to no avail, as there is no internet connection. The installers can't get one, though the Leap installer can 'see' my WiFi, even if it can't use it.

    Logging in as root from the prompt that comes up instead of the login window, there is a message:
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    login: write lastlog failed: No space left on device
    which can't be good.

    zypper up responds with several iterations of:
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    Repository {repository name} is invalid {string} valid metadata not found at specified URL
    I assume this is due to the lack of Internet connection.

    Is there some way of configuring either Ethernet or WiFi (I have both) from the command line?

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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/

    TSU
    Given the time I have spent, first trying to get the old PC to work properly, and now trying to install on the old one, plus the time it would take me to check everything on the board, I am thinking it might be more cost-effective to replace the motherboard with one that is known to work with Leap. Any suggestions in the same cost bracket? I have found the Hardware Compatibility List, but I suspect it is a bit old.

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    At Amazon.de the board is offered sind AUG-2019, i.e. appears to be quite new. I would try to find someting offered since 2018. What I ususally do: buy some used Dell hardware (not from ebay, there usually are resellers for leasing-returns, about 2-3 years old), good quality (my oldest ist from 2003, one of the last Precisions I bought from Dell directly) and due to used status: good prices!
    Kind regards

    raspu

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelator57 View Post
    Is there some way of configuring either Ethernet or WiFi (I have both) from the command line?
    On installation kernel cmdline use ifcfg.
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    Default Re: Leap 15.1 will not install successfully on a Gigabyte B365M-H mobo

    I was planning to try the net install, but having just set up my Vista era laptop with Manjaro XFCE I gave that a spin. It installed, and it ran! So I have got round the problem rather than fixing it, now running Manjaro KDE.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zelator57 View Post
    I was planning to try the net install, but having just set up my Vista era laptop with Manjaro XFCE I gave that a spin. It installed, and it ran! So I have got round the problem rather than fixing it, now running Manjaro KDE.
    Did you also installed from the DVD or from a USB stick? Just curious.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    Did you also installed from the DVD or from a USB stick? Just curious.
    Up to that point all my installation attempts were on DVD. I had the netinstall ready on a USB, but as I assumed the actual installer would be the same, and Manjaro actually worked, I took it no further.

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