Can't load kernel SuSE 11.0 (Mini CD)

Hi Everyone,

I’m trying to upgrade my server from 10.3 to 11.0; I tried the upgrade in a VMWare virtual server, on my laptop before proceeding with the upgrade on my server.

The VMWare installation and upgrade of 10.3 to 11.0 went perfect…

Now I have tried, booting from the Mini CD, and wanted to do the upgrade, but it won’t load the kernel. Here is the steps:

  1. Booting from the Mini CD, choosing Installation (tried with Option test too)
  2. System goes loading kernel … 100% switching to text screen where is says, loading kernel into memory (or something similar)
  3. Then the screen goes, something like a Matrix screen saver, blue, and other ASCII is on the screen, and the PC holds !

Any suggestions on what is causing the problem during load of kernel / installation?

I had a similar situation. What is your chipset? I have an AMD64 with Nvidia chipset and it seems to choak on it sometimes. I used the latest boot cd and it worked fine.