I installed 12.3-32bit on a Dell Latitude D600 from the dvd. This isn’t my laptop and the install took almost two hours to copy all of the files. At the end of all that, I got an error message saying “error occurred during initrd creation”. Now I cannot boot from the hard drive to complete the configuration. The bootloader is installed in /. I know what the mbr is but I’ve never used it. Is this the answer to my problem?
Is there another way I can repair this without waiting through another two hour install?
On 2013-04-13 23:46, pilotgi wrote:
> I installed 12.3-32bit on a Dell Latitude D600 from the dvd. This isn’t
> my laptop and the install took almost two hours to copy all of the
> files. At the end of all that, I got an error message saying “error
> occurred during initrd creation”.
This error occurred to me the other day because I had forgotten to
define a destination for “boot”, I had unclicked all the click-boxes.
Yast says nothing, but it fails later. I don’t have a photo to show you
the exact dialog I mean.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)
My suggestion is try the install again and this time reconsider changing the default settings. I will say that if it created new partitions, you may have to take over the partition portion and force it to reuse the partitions you have already created. openSUSE by default would not normally use existing partitions (except for SWAP).
I reinstalled using the mbr for the bootloader. The install completed successfully and the gui came up normally. I followed the instructions in the read me to enable network manager and then rebooted. The only thing I saw after the reboot was the wallpaper with the geeko on the vine with the dark background. Nothing happened after that. I booted into text mode and entered root as the username and entered the root password. It took so long to process the password that it timed out. I did it again and the message “Have a lot of fun” showed up but it took about another minute before another command prompt was available.
The system is extremely slow even in text mode and the only part of the gui I see is the openSUSE wallpaper. I installed LXDE because this laptop only has 1 Gig of ram. I have tried booting with modeset=0 and nomodeset and saw the same results.
Is 12.3 unusable on this laptop or does someone know how to get this working?
So it is possible a new kernel might help. Have a look at this blog. YaST does work in terminal with no GUI. I also have a bash script called SAKC that works in terminal as well: openSUSE and Installing New Linux Kernel Versions - Blogs - openSUSE Forums , now I have not used LXDE before and stick with KDE. The DELL D600 was the very first laptop I used with openSUSE, but that was a very long time ago, perhaps eight years ago, so I have no idea how it would work with openSUSE today.