12.2 installation fail

When I try to install Opensuse 12.2 First I check installation media wait till its finished then it would send me to the installation page. Then I would follow the steps until I start installation. There is where the problem begins the install progress stops and its at 0% (complete) my dvd rom will stop and the whole installation process will stop with the loader next to my mouser cursor. The progress bar is 0%. Can someone help me? :mad:

OK, just a first few basic questions:

(1) are you trying to install from a DVD or a live-CD ?

(2) Of what kind is your system ? (processor, desktop or notebook, graphics card, etc…)

(3) Do you have network access ? (i.e. can your system access the SUSE servers ?)

I burned the .ISO file found at software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 12.2 onto a DVD
Currently running an intel i3, on a desktop pc, and my videocard is a nvidia 550 gtx
I tried running it off my windows 7 partition so im able to access the internet :slight_smile:

Do you have a SSD (Solid State Disk) in your PC?

no. I have a western digital SATA and 3ghz of ram

running it on a BIOSTAR mobo btw

You meant 3GB of RAM (not 3ghz), didn’t you?

A quite unusual number.

Anyway, the very first thing the openSUSE installer will try to do,
is to create the partitions on which openSUSE should install
(i.e. to make space by shrinking other partitions).
I’m still thinking about your 0% of progress.

I guess that you don’t have any Linux system running yet, right?

Please download the openSUSE live-CD (probably 64 bit),
try to boot from it, and report the results.

Just a few days ago I was running opensuse 12.2 just fine but I reinstalled everything on a 32bit platform no problem.
The partitions were automatically assumbled, windows shrink, swap created and even space for suse.
btw I gotta goto the store to but a new blank cd.

On 12/28/2012 04:16 PM, gamergoat89 wrote:

Are you trying to run the installation while in Windows? If so, that will not
work. You can, however, install the VirtualBox software for Windows and install
openSUSE in a virtual machine. To install in a real machine, you need to boot
the media.

Just why did you reinstall ?

You don’t have to go to the store because openSUSE
apparently did run fine on your PC.

That’s what was necessary to know.

needed to use my current hard drive to transfer files from one hard drive to another. had to backup files

To summarize:

You had openSUSE 12.2 running !

You re-installed a 32bit version of it - no problem as you wrote, right ?

But what exactly is your problem now ?

there was nothing wrong when it was installed until i reinstalled opensuse 12.2 only. then did a UEFI boot to install windows all over again to delete the linux partition. now im here with windows trying to install linux opensuse 12.2. thats my storylol!

when installing opensuse 12.2 im stuck at 0% with no changes on the hard drive.
it will stay at 0% for a really long time so I just reset my pc.
when I goto windows my hard drive is still at it full capacity.
whats wrong?

OK, whatever is your motive to do all that changes.

The usual (and usually working way especially when dealing with windows 7 or earlier versions of w)
is to first install windows (7),
and thereafter install openSUSE or any other Linux distribution.

Of course you can provide for a more simple installation of openSUSE already during the installation of win 7,
if you create 3 additional partitions at the start of the windows 7 installation
(i.e. when you can run the partitioner of windows before the windows installation itself is performed).

These 3 additional partitions are for / (root), for /home, and for swap, which are needed by openSUSE
(as well as by any other Linux).

if i reinstall windows would I have to re-download opensuse and burn for that build. Or can I boot off my current opensuse DVD?

Your openSUSE installer DVD does not depend on the windows system you used for download.

You can download and burn the image of the openSUSE installer DVD using any operating system,
including windows, MacOS, or any current or older Linux distribution.

On Fri 28 Dec 2012 11:26:02 PM CST, gamergoat89 wrote:

if i reinstall windows would I have to re-download opensuse and burn for
that build. Or can I boot off my current opensuse DVD?

To use UEFI for windows you need to install the 64bit version (the
windows license key works for either)… so you might as well install
64bit openSUSE…?

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.2 (x86_64) Kernel 3.4.11-2.16-desktop
up 17:30, 3 users, load average: 0.11, 0.06, 0.05
CPU Intel i5 CPU M520@2.40GHz | Intel Arrandale GPU

im talking about hardware configuration. If someone burns a copy on there pc would it work on mine?