Can opensuse 11.1 64-bit be installed on a desktop system that has the following basic configuration:
Motherboard - Asus M3N-HT Deluxe Series (new)
An AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core processor (new)
4 X 1GB Memory modules
A 500GB SATA 1 HD that has Vista HP installed on it
A 350GB SATA 2 HD that has opensuse 11.1 64-bit installed on it
2 CD/DVD writers
A MS Keyboard and a MS Mouse
And a 650W power supply
After replacing another Asus motherboard model, plugging and checking carefully all the electric wiring, Vista booted and ran well. A few drivers were successfully installed by Windows, and there were no problems in activating online again the o/s.
I keep untouched the Vista and opensuse 11.1 installs by entering directly into the BIOS utility to switch from one o/s to another.
The problem that I encountered is that opensuse 11.1 fails to boot. I tried to reinstall it, but when I place the installation DVD into the drive in response to the prompt “INSERT THE SYSTEM DISK” it just halts there.
I also noted that the G Parted Live and Knoppix 3.9 for i386 CDs will also halt when I try to run them at this point.