I’ve been struggling with trying to get this system running right for ages now. Here’s my hardware:
PSU - Corsair HX520W
Motherboard - Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe 18.05 BIOS
CPU - Athlon 64 3200+
Memory - Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2
Video - GeForce 7300
Sound - Turtle Beach Santa Cruz (cs46xx)
TV Tuner - PCHDTV-5500
Optial - NED DVD-RW 3550A
Hard Disk - Seagate st316023as 160Gb SATA
Monitor - Viewsonic GA771
Firmware test - openSUSE Forums
Locking up on install - openSUSE Forums
I’m running SUSE 11.1. I’ve tried the 64-bit version and the 32-bit version. Right now I can’t even get it installed properly. Most recently, when I tried to install the 64-bit version, I would get to the software installation step and it would start telling me to install the SUSE install disk 1. Of course, it was in the drive as it had to be read to get that far in the install. I thought, “maybe there is a problem with the 64-bit drivers for the disk controller.” So I tried the 32-bit version. That worked great until I tried to boot the system at the point in the install where it reboots. It wouldn’t recognize the HD as a boot disk.
I tried running the install media check on the 64-bit version. It locked up about 45% of the way through the check. I rebooted and did it again and it worked fine. When I tried the 32-bit media, it went fine. I’ve run the memtest without problems (for days).
I thought perhaps it was a problem with my disk controller or HD. I ran Spinrite (a HD check utility) on the HD. It found no errors.
So what the heck else can I check? Any suggestions?
BTW, my HD is partitioned as follows:
Partition 1 - /boot ext3
Partition 2 - swap
Partition 3 - LVM with volumes for /, /home, /usr, /var, /opt
Partition 4 - media partition for MythTV storage ext3.
I’m installing the base system with GNOME, but also installing KDE4 base system and desktop environment, kernel sources and 32-bit compatibility on the 64-bit install.