Install died at 14% on SuperMicro AMD 8111


I used the OpenSuse 10.3 GM-KDE x86-64 iso on this Dual-Opteron motherboard in an old Gateway full-tower case. It also reads the Silicon Image Sil 3124 PCI-X SATA controller. It dies right after reading the second SuperMicro NetXtreme BCM 5704 Gigabyte NIC, which loaded the one active plug driver TG3. It stayed at Loading Install (69660 KB) 14%.

Fedora 9 worked, but I had a hard time reading the fonts and even the game card faces. Mandriva Spring 2008 x86-64 didn’t work, nor did Mepis 7.0 64-bit. Puppy worked though, now on to some others.

By the way, did trying to burn that dual-sided DVD 10.3 iso damage my dual-mode burner? I tried a regular DVD in error, and had no dual-layer blanks to try. Next time I went to burn this CD 10.3 iso I had to put in another drive first.

Thanks, maybe Suse 11 will be better.
ChiJoan in Reno, NV

Well I guess the first obvious question is : have you tried with failsafe and have you tried blacklisting the NIC module to see if it’s causing the crashing issue?

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