Install of 11.04 fails after re-boot

Installed package from DVD. All went well until, following the re-boot a screen
with just a mess of blocks showed up. Removed the DVD, booted from HD, same
thing after choosing SUSE. Reinstalled twice more same thing-ran tests, but
nothing obvious. Right now having to use Windows; please help:’(

cascadeboy Installed package from DVD. All went well until, following the re-boot a screen
with just a mess of blocks showed up. Removed the DVD, booted from HD, same
thing after choosing SUSE. Reinstalled twice more same thing-ran tests, but
nothing obvious. Right now having to use Windows; please help:'(

Try typing in the kernel startup option nomodeset just before you press the enter key on the default openSUSE startup selection you use in the Grub Operating System Selection menu.lst file. If that helps, tell us more about your computer and in particular, about your video hardware and chipset.

Thank You,

On 10/27/2011 01:06 AM, cascadeboy wrote:
>
> Installed package from DVD. All went well until, following the re-boot a
> screen
> with just a mess of blocks showed up. Removed the DVD, booted from HD,
> same
> thing after choosing SUSE. Reinstalled twice more same thing-ran
> tests, but
> nothing obvious. Right now having to use Windows; please help:’(
>
>

-=WELCOME=- new poster!

you already have good advice from James…just type in that nomo____
command and i think you will smile…

i just wanted to welcome you and give a couple of observations:

  • there is no such thing as SUSE 11.04 (as in your subject and post), i
    think you installed openSUSE 11.4

  • openSUSE (and Linux in general) is more predictable than some other
    operating systems available–some you might expect a different outcome
    everytime you install it, here i expect (on the same machine/hardware
    with a validated install disk) failure on every install if the first
    was a failure (or success every time)–predictably…

well, if during the install process you made different choices at
several points where you could affect the process, then you could cause
variable outcomes…but, you wouldn’t do that, would you?


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

James, Thank you the “nomodeset” did the trick. Now a new set of problems
arise. Should i start a nmew thread? While the system recognizes the modem,
eithernet card and printer, i can’t print and cannot get out to the internet -
both the KDE browser and FoxFire give a “Server not found” to any URL.

Running on an HP with AMD 7750 Dual-cord Processor
Monitor: VidiaCorp NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

To DenverD: Thanks for the correction on the install version; think my head was in the clouds recently
installed Ubuntu 11.01 - maybe that was it. As to the expectations of an install always ending the
same i’ll agree in theory, but having worked HP UNIX for 15 years or so i sometimes lean to the “phase of the moon”
theory.

Thank you both for your time.

James, Thank you the “nomodeset” did the trick. Now a new set of problems
arise. Should i start a nmew thread? While the system recognizes the modem,
eithernet card and printer, i can’t print and cannot get out to the internet -
both the KDE browser and FoxFire give a “Server not found” to any URL.

Running on an HP with AMD 7750 Dual-cord Processor
Monitor: VidiaCorp NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

To DenverD: Thanks for the correction on the install version; think my head was in the clouds recently
installed Ubuntu 11.01 - maybe that was it. As to the expectations of an install always ending the
same i’ll agree in theory, but having worked HP UNIX for 15 years or so i sometimes lean to the “phase of the moon”
theory.

Thank you both for your time

So the nVIDIA card is the reason to need to use nomodeset. It is possible to load a proprietary nVIDIA video driver if you like. Just ask and I will tell you how to do it.

As for Printing or networking, you just need to specify the exact hardware being used. I am no expert on modems for Linux, but might can help with the printer.

In all cases, it is OK to start a new thread for these other two issues, just be specific on the hardware that is being used.

Thank You,