After following the advice of those who helped me in my last post, I decided to do a clean install of 12.2 using a usb boot key (boot key was formed using imagewriter). I am in the process of installation and got to the green screen with the dancing white dots. The white dots converged in the center and then they disappeared. How long am I supposed to be waiting until the next screen? Your help in figuring out why the installation seems stuck at this point would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like any information, please let me know what commands you would like me to use and I’ll gladly supply you with the information.
First: Did you perform the media check from the bootmenu? It should complete with a 100% OK.
Second: please hit the Esc key during boot, take a photo and post it here through some link to an image hoster.
Third: please let us know which install medium was used, i.e. KDE Live, GNOME Live, DVD
Fourth: what’s the video card?
I performed the media check and it says the iso check failed. I am currently in the process of burning the DVD for the 64bit PC. I will be sure to run the media check and verify that it’s 100% ok. I have however heard of people successfully installing openSUSE without a 100% ok media check…
I unfortunately cannot take a photo of the screen (I cannot access a method for posting the image in failsafe mode).
The install medium was KDELive. I will be trying the DVD next.
The video card is ATI Radeon HD 5450.
Hope this is helpful. I will update the post with my progress with the DVD. I had previously tried booting from the DVD but it said that the disk was broken (I burned the disk in Windows and thoughtlessly chose the fastest speed). The one I am working on now is being done at the slowest speed and verified.
If the check of the ISO failed, that’s the culprit. Before burning the DVD you should check the downloaded iso. The md5sum should be correct. Then, after burning a DVD / CD, check again if the md5sum is correct.
Thanks for your reply. That is exactly the issue, I am having issues
Verifying that my download is not corrupted. I have to be doing this work on a Windows machine since my linux machine is unavailable until this installation successfully occurs. How do you check the md5sum in Windows 7? Is there free software I can download to do this?
Properly burn the iso image to the DVD. I have been using Power2Go but received the error code: Burning Fail, ErrCode: 0xeb020b9c. After searching the web, the final cause was inconclusive. Is there a free software I can download that is known to work in burning the DVD?
Update: I used digestIT to verify the md5 of the downloaded iso files. They were verified (for both the DVD and LiveKDE) and now I’m in the process of verifying the dvd.
If anyone has experience with these problems of installing openSUSE 12.2, your advice would be greatly appreciated!
On 10/09/2012 09:36 PM, gmagnotti wrote:
> I have however
> heard of people successfully installing openSUSE without a 100% ok media
never do that! sure, the failure might be in a corner that you never
touch…OR the failure wipes your disk at the worst possible
moment…you never know…don’t risk it.
LOL, I know nothing about Windows on this matter. And not on a lot of other matters. Lost contact with the Windu world somewhere around 2001. But “Imagewriter” is available for Windows : https://github.com/downloads/openSUSE/kiwi/ImageWriter.exe . It can be used to write a liveCD iso to USBdisk. The DVD iso first needs to be fixed with isohybrid, but like said, I wouldn’t know how to do that on Windows.
On 2012-10-09 22:46, gmagnotti wrote:
> 1) Verifying that my download is not corrupted. I have to be doing this
> work on a Windows machine since my linux machine is unavailable until
> this installation successfully occurs. How do you check the md5sum in
> Windows 7? Is there free software I can download to do this?
I thought that the download page mentioned some, but it doesn’t. You have the wikipedia,
“Comparison of file verification software” page. However, in the download page it suggest you
use metalinks with DownThemAll! add-on in Firefox. I have used it in Windows and it is good: it
would be my preferred choice.
> 2) Properly burn the iso image to the DVD. I have been using Power2Go
> but received the error code: Burning Fail, ErrCode: 0xeb020b9c. After
> searching the web, the final cause was inconclusive. Is there a free
> software I can download that is known to work in burning the DVD?
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)