I’m making my first foray into using Linux, and I wanted to try it on in a VM first. I downloaded the full iso (openSUSE-11.2-DVD-i586). The checksum matches that on the download page, and the disks own checker (at the install screen) also check out fine. I tried to install it in windows virtual machine, and the initial install doesn’t give any errors, but it either hangs at the loading screen (green grub with progress bar) or the VM just vanishes completely. Automatic configuration almost completed once. I’ve tried using the options
noreplace–paravirt i8042.noloop clock=pit acpi=off
to no avail. the first thing I see is
failed to get NUMA information from SRAT table.
It then gets to the logon screen (sometimes) and then I get several segfaults along the lines of
/etc/inti.d/syslog: line 112: 3692 Segmentation fault
among other segfaults.
I realize this isn’t really supported “hardware”, but I would really like to give Linux a try, and only have one box, and lets just say the wife would not be amenable to losing windows ATM. So, I would really appreciate any help. Thanks for your time