Hello guys, first post here.
I’m trying to install openSUSE 12.3 KDE in my Samsung Notebook. I have one Windows 8 installation there. I think this laptop doesn’t have UEFI, because I bought it with a Windows 7 installation; I only installed Win 8 later. Also, my BIOS has a ugly style (classic blue background), not a beautiful / mouse-supported one.
Okay, so my problem is that I can’t even get into the live session in the notebook. I am trying to boot by a USB Flash Disk, and I know it is working because I installed openSUSE 12.3 in another computer (a desktop one) a few days ago. But when I try to boot from this USB Disk, I get into the screen options (installation; log into the live session; test RAM; etc) and select live cd or installation, whatever. After that, the system begins to load itself, I can see the default openSUSE wallpaper loading up but, after a while, the system freezes there. Sometimes if freezes in the wallpaper, sometimes it freezes with a blank screen.
I’ve already tried several options, like loading the kernel in safe / secure mode (something like that), trying to add a “nomodeset” parameter, trying to change the resolution. But I can’t get into the live session.
I searched so much in google but I can’t find a solution there (neither here in the forums). It’s easy to find several people who can’t boot in the live session, but I think their problems are other ones.
My Processor is AMD, and I think I have a nvidia driver. The openSUSE version is 64 bits (my notebook supports it; my Windows 8 is 64 bits).
A little curiosity: I’ve tested live CDs of other distros, and I can’t boot into them either. I tried CrunchBang, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora. Neither of them will work.
I think the problem has something to do either with Windows 8 blocking my acess or with the graphical drivers of this laptop.
Does somebody here know anything related to that? Thanks in advance.