Im attempting to install OpenSuse 12.1 on an Asus P4P800 with a Pentium 4 and 1 GB of ram. When I select install, the kernel loads, the splash screen displays and it crashes. No warnings… nothing. I’ve disabled APIC and ACPI in the Bios and tried selecting the safe mode inbthe kernel setting. Did I miss something? Any help would be adored
Try a text mode install…
On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:16:03 +0000, konthra7 wrote:
> Im attempting to install OpenSuse 12.1 on an Asus P4P800 with a Pentium
> 4 and 1 GB of ram. When I select install, the kernel loads, the splash
> screen displays and it crashes. No warnings… nothing. I’ve disabled
> APIC and ACPI in the Bios and tried selecting the safe mode inbthe
> kernel setting. Did I miss something? Any help would be adored
What kind of video controller? Did the installation complete
I’ve got 12.1 running on a P4 laptop with 1 GB of memory, and it does run
there, so older hardware isn’t an issue.
Try using ‘nomodeset’ as a startup parameter. I’m thinking probably a
video issue, but without more info on what’s in the system video-wise,
it’s hard to say.
You can also try passing a ‘3’ as a startup parameter, that’ll get things
started without X and tell us if it’s an X driver issue or something more
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Try including acpi=off and/or noapic in the boot parameter line.
Another thing to check is your RAM. Do a memtest from the boot media.
It was the last one. I tried the F5 option for that, but it looks like itbonly does one or the other.
Thanks guys! Now to install it
It worked once and never again. Irritating. The nomodeset option doesnt seem to help or hurt. As yet. I tried to check the medium, my thumb drive, but that failed too. Ill do a test run on my laptop and see what happens
I asked around and I think I kjow the problem. Its an old pc and Ive never replaced the memory battery since it’s construction. In addition, I need to flash the bios. These two things should fix it. That said, I’ll give it a go and see what happens. If itbworks, I will post the result here for future generations like me