Hangs at end of SuSe 11 install

My machine, with WinXP installed on the 40GB drive, hangs at end of install from DVD. I’ve loaded SUSe 11 onto the first 110GB of the larger drive.

Installation apparently goes well, gets into the final part. The pointer gets to 75% and stops. The mouse can be moved for about 5 seconds into the 75% part but after that it doesn’t move. Same result on reboot.

Dell Computer Corporation Precision WorkStation 360
2.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4, 4 GB mem

ST340014A [Hard drive] (40.00 GB) – drive 0,
Maxtor 7L250R0 [Hard drive] (251.00 GB) – drive 1,

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X
ViewSonic Q20wb [Monitor]

Any ideas welcome.

Thanks, Dave

Did you run the Media Check from the dvd at boot. It checks the dvd is OK??

“No errors found”. I also did an MD5 check and that was correct :frowning:

try press and hold Shift on the keyboard when booting the installation media. This starts the text-mode boot menu instead.

And that gets me into a login that I can’t get through. If it’s looking for my login, it doesn’t work. Nor does root or root/root. Thanks

This is because the installation did not complete. I would try installing again, choosing text mode (under the F key for resolution) on the menu. And disable “automatic configuration”.

And still it hangs.

It looks like it didn’t stay in a pure text mode like it does at startup although it’s not a GUI either so I guess it’s still in a “SuSe text mode”.

At the top of the screen is YaST2 - Installation @ Linux. It’s in Initializing and it’s 'Preparing the 1st system configuration…" Keyboard is completely dead, the Function keys do nothing. The only way to get the attention of the system is to power it off :frowning:

Thanks, Dave

The installation is having a problem with something in the hardware. Try this: At the DVD installation menu, in the box below, type


and if that doesn’t work, try

edd=off pci=nomsi acpi=off apm=off nolapci