Blank screen after install of 11.2

I installed 11.2 with Windows 7 on another partition. After install it goes to a blank screen after the boot loader. I have a Nvidia GeForce 9500 GT card in the primary slot and a Nvidia GeFOrce 6200 TurboCache in the secondary slot.
I have tried the number 3 option and cannot get to a terminal screen. I have updated my BIOS to the latest. I have tried VGA=792 acpi=off noapic and VGA=792 acpi=off noapic nomodeset.
My dual boot did work at one point. I believe that I had the video cards switched. I switched them because the 6200 card would not support any of my games. After switch, I wiped out my Linux install and re-installed it.

Help!!!

Any chance your installation CD/DVD is bad?

How did you create this 11.2 CD/DVD ?

If you downloaded an iso file, did you check the MD5 sum of the downloaded iso file, against the MD5 sum posted on the download web site. Are they the same ?

Did you burn to a +R or -R (not an RW) at the slowest speed your burner allows, to a high quality CD/DVD (and not some bargain basement CD/DVD).

Did you burn from a different PC, or from the same PC you are trying to install (ie burn using a different OS) ?

Did you try the media check ?

Note that a CD/DVD you used 6 months ago, if not kept carefully, could have degraded due to inappropriate handling, and a new CD/DVD needed. Note also my comment about an RW not being good to use.

Did you try to simply boot to an 11.2 liveCD to see if that works (without installing) ?

Any chance your installation CD/DVD is bad? No

How did you create this 11.2 CD/DVD ? With Nero

If you downloaded an iso file, did you check the MD5 sum of the downloaded iso file, against the MD5 sum posted on the download web site. Are they the same ? Did not Check

Did you burn to a +R or -R (not an RW) at the slowest speed your burner allows, to a high quality CD/DVD (and not some bargain basement CD/DVD). -R Bargain Basement

Did you burn from a different PC, or from the same PC you are trying to install (ie burn using a different OS) ? Same PC

Did you try the media check ? No

Note that a CD/DVD you used 6 months ago, if not kept carefully, could have degraded due to inappropriate handling, and a new CD/DVD needed. Note also my comment about an RW not being good to use.

Did you try to simply boot to an 11.2 liveCD to see if that works (without installing) ? No

THe same CD was used just a few days ago on my laptop to Install 11.2 with Windows 7 dual boot and it works fine.

How do you know it is not bad ? - read further in this post …

Then your CD/DVD could be bad. This invalidates your above statement.

this is a joke, … right ?

… again, a joke ?

I recommend you try this.

That is not conclusive. Different hardware can cause differnent applications to be loaded. A bad download, a bad burn, can result in a CD/DVD working with one PC and not another.

Thats why an MD5 sum check checks the ENTIRE cd and not just apps that will be used by a laptop.

How do you use the MD5 check?
Just a reminder the install worked fine with the graphics cards switched.

There is a lot of useful information here:
NEW Users - openSuse Pre-install (general) – PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums

if the original iso file is not present, one can also try checking the CD/DVD, not only via a media check, but also via this check: post#3 - how to check an already burned CD/DVD

I tried the LiveCD and same problem.

Did you try the Safe Settings?

Also check your BIOS for something inappropriately set there.

I tried the safe settings on the LiveCD and it just sat there on the openSUSE loader screen with the little lizard symbol and a progress bar. It only got about 2-3% loaded and hung up.
BIOS settings are good.

This is what I got from the md5sum
1d9696598db71710bd6ed10ef470d1d6 /dev/dvd
brian.allison@linux-lv2v:~> isoinfo -i /dev/sr0 -d
CD-ROM is in ISO 9660 format
System id: LINUX
Volume id: CDROM
Volume set id:
Publisher id:
Data preparer id:
Application id: GENISOIMAGE ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997-2006 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING (C) 2006-2007 CDRKIT TEAM
Copyright File id:
Abstract File id:
Bibliographic File id:
Volume set size is: 1
Volume set sequence number is: 1
Logical block size is: 2048
Volume size is: 2196140
El Torito VD version 1 found, boot catalog is in sector 679
Joliet with UCS level 3 found
Rock Ridge signatures version 1 found
Eltorito validation header:
Hid 1
Arch 0 (x86)
ID ‘’
Key 55 AA
Eltorito defaultboot header:
Bootid 88 (bootable)
Boot media 0 (No Emulation Boot)
Load segment 0
Sys type 0
Nsect 4
Bootoff 2A8 680

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… how did you produce that?

Here are the md5sum’s I have on record for 11.2:

6a09295e34dc030319d040f67f4742c6  openSUSE-11.2-DVD-x86_64.iso
295d713314a30ad017948f0d542c6d92  openSUSE-11.2-DVD-i586.iso
4dcae07b517c57df23dce802afedf87e  openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso
9313767747ac5dc326a45ab6585bbf45  openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso
2799a58bdea320977993208aea275e6d  openSUSE-11.2-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso
0e704f64c928d65741389f01b4d598c5  openSUSE-11.2-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
fcffc8422f56b664559f7fa16d1720ee  openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64.iso
bfb98c4b2e079f9d147b53d3fc9495c5  openSUSE-11.2-NET-i586.iso

I think you now need to send:

dd if=/dev/sr0 of=image11.iso bs=2k count=2196140

I ran md5sum on /dev/dvd, is how I got the number 1d9696598db71710bd6ed10ef470d1d6
Here is what I got with the dd if=/dev/sr0 of=image11.iso bs=2k count=2196140 command.
2097152+0 records in
2097152+0 records out
4294967296 bytes (4.3 GB) copied, 555.88 s, 7.7 MB/s

Sorry, I also burned it to a Memorex DVD+R not a -R Basement Bargain.

You see the md5sum is not in oldcpu’s list. This means the download is corrupted, or the burned media. Depending on what you downloaded it should be exactly the same as the ones oldcpu presented.

What do you mean oldcpu list?

This is the ISO that I downloaded. openSUSE-11.2-DVD-i586.iso
I just ran m5dsum on the ISO and this is what I got:
9bf677bdfcb6e35e327e8117b96a9d95
Should I re-download the ISO?

Indeed, that is the wrong md5sum.

You should have got:

295d713314a30ad017948f0d542c6d92 

You need to download the iso again. Yours is corrupted.

So I downloaded the ISO again and burned it. I tested the DVD with m5dsum and here is what I get.
111693877175af873b20cc488022a2ad
I am not geting the number that I should. The first time that I burned it I used Nero, this time when I burned it I used MagicISO. Just a note when I tried to burn it with Nero, I get a mesasge that says:
The entered block size does not correspond to the image length. The block size may be wrong. I believe that when I downloaded it last time I got that message as well.

You should be running md5sum agains the downloaded iso file.

Not against the DVD.

I gave you a different technique for checking the DVD http://forums.opensuse.org/1908009-post3.html

Your technique that you gave me is what I did. It says to type in
md5sum /dev/dvd