On 07/13/2012 05:36 AM, atangeman wrote:
> I chose to install OpenSuse 64-bit
i don’t it possible to offer good help until we know more about the
which version did you try to install
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
- other (please state the version)
from what source
if you downloaded an iso from this page http://software.opensuse.org/
did you download the iso for:
- 64 bit DVD
- 64 bit Live GNOME CD
- 64 bit Live KDE CD
- 64 bit Network CD
- one of the linked to Derivatives (which?)
once you had downloaded the iso and before you burned the disk did you
check it with md5 or sha1 checksum routine? what were the results of
after checking the iso and burning the install disk did you do this
http://tinyurl.com/2ebcf27 before install attempt? what were
the results of that check?
if you did not checksum test the iso or run the install disk self test i
have to assume a corrupt install disk because i’m not familiar with this
reported behavior: “Suse insisted on deleted my entire system drive to
ensure a fresh GPT partition”
you state that you “followed the instructions” and i wonder which those
were…did you (for example) follow the instructions in the “Download
Help” link (on http://software.opensuse.org/) to perform the md5/sha1
and did you follow the installation instructions linked as “openSUSE
startup guide” on that same download page?
lets turn to that guide now, beginning at this point
http://tinyurl.com/74ltkjo and ask you to tell me does your
hardware meed the recommended system requirements?
then scroll down to slide associated with paragraph 4 (below paragraph
3) and say if you left the check mark in the box next to “Use automatic
scroll again, to paragraph 6: what did you select here? (Gnome, KDE or
then on 7:
what was the original Suggested Partitioning (before you changed any
check boxes on that page to other than the default)?
– if you had a preexisting operating system (if so, please identify
that operating system) on the internal drive, was it detected? and did
the install program offer to keep it, shrink its partition size and then
install openSUSE along side it, dual booting?
– did you select to accept the suggested scheme? or
did you instead check any of the boxes “Create LVM”, “Propose separate
Home Partition” or “Use Btrfs as default Filesystem” (which)?
then did you click “Create Partition Setup”, “Import Partition Setup”
or “Edit Partition Setup” (which)?
was it after clicking for LVM and/or Btrfs and which of those three
buttons that “Suse insisted on deleted my entire system drive to ensure
a fresh GPT partition”
and if it was then that “Suse insisted” did you then read up on
partitioning at http://tinyurl.com/5krulv and/or
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Partitioning before proceeding?
and, if you wanted to install on a machine with a preexisting operating
system (what is it–the below includes info on various versions of
Windows and Ubuntu, but not OSX, if you need help with an Apple, say so
and i’ll try to dig out some info) were any of these helpful:
with some of those answers we can then understand the problem, and offer
by the way, WELCOME to the openSUSE forum…is this your first move into
Linux, or are you an old hand at it?