Bootloader configuration hangs

I am having an issue in the Beta 1 version of openSUSE 12.1. Any time I try to change the bootloader configuration through YaST, it hangs and won’t continue (although nothing is written, so it’s not dangerous).

It freezes on the “Create initrd” phase of applying changes. In the task manager I can see the process ‘’/bin/bash /sbin/mkinitrd" with options, but it doesn’t seem to be using any CPU. Note that I could be missing dependencies of some sort, since I’m running a rather minimal installation, given that I have only 2GB space for testing the release on my machine.

While on that subject, a strange thing is that the bootloader configuration itself seems to have been installed a little incomplete. In GRUB, I see no options whatsoever when I initially start (I have to enter some, like vga, manually, while options like ‘splash=silent’ are simply not there). All those options get automatically added when I launch the bootloader configuration through YaST, though. However, it could have been because I originally chose to use IceWM as the window manager, instead of XFCE that I switched to later.

It’s a known issue
The kde live cd works

Only 2 GB of space (and probably some reserved for swap). What’s next, installing openSUSE on a floppy? Come on. There’s no such thing here like testing or whatever, this is not going to work, and if it is, it will lead to nothing but ongoing trouble.

Nope, no swap (there is already 2GB of RAM on the machine, which is enough to load the whole OS, so it would be pretty pointless to sacrifice any more space to that). And it’s running very well, actually. Very responsive and fast. And it’s in fact on a tablet PC (fascinatingly enough, I don’t think anyone even managed to run any kind of Linux on this particular model before me, partly due to the poulsbo drivers being unimplemented until then). The only real problems so far seem to be configuration and graphics drivers (obviously). And, of course, the fact that I can’t install much on it, but that’s a given.

I could install it on a larger partition by shrinking the Windows partition, and will probably do that later on, but so far it was a test to see if it even ran, and now I’m trying to see if there are any issues that I have to be aware of.

Hardware requirements - openSUSE

Once again, it works well with only 2GB (technically, 1.5GB with minimal X server or even less if you run it without a GUI). I don’t see how it’s a problem - personally I’m very happy about that, it just shows how flexible the OS really is!