Last night I installed OpenSUSE for the first time, having only dabbled in Linux before, intending to use it to replace XP as my primary OS. As per common sense, I burnt the installation disk at 2x on a high quality Maxell DVD-RW using the computer’s own drive. The installation appeared to go okay and it finished successfully with no complaints. I would consider myself to be an intermediate user (but not at Linux, I must stress!) so I’m fairly sure I didn’t screw up anything options-wise – not that there’s really much to screw up. I used the default partitions as recommended by the installer; I’d already formatted my drives earlier myself.
Okay, so now I boot up OpenSUSE from the boot menu (which DOES work) and I get past the green loading screen but after that, the screen just freezes on black with the “Working” cursor on screen but frozen. I can’t get as far as logging in or anything, the computer just completely freezes at this point with nothing but a broken loading cursor.
A few specs just in case they’re useful:
AMD 64 X2 4800+ processor
nVidia 6 series GS
I have already tried installing a second time.
I must say, for an experienced user like myself this was a very offputting first time with Linux.