I am using a usb stick to install 15.4 on an MS surface 3 . I already installed 15.0 and 15.2 on this same surface.
For some unknown reason the install process is blocked at a point when it displays :
> serial.1: read info
And then nothing happens.
Is there some useful option i could add during boot to avoid such problem ?
PS : the installation media has been verified and it is ok
Just ideas, as I’ve never had access to a Surface, or any other tablet PC, to install Linux on.
I think there is still a “failsafe” boot menu option you could try.
Before anything else, I’d try appending acpi=off to the installer’s linu line after striking E at the boot menu. Some hardware won’t run the installer without adding nomodeset, which usually needs to be removed on first boot of the installed system.
https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Linuxrc has many boot options included in same manner that are applicable to the installer itself.
There are Ctrl-Alt-Fn terminals you can switch to to see various messages that might give a better clue. F2 has a shell prompt from which you can run commands. F10 has kernel messages. Once the GUI starts, it runs on F7. Until then, it’s a normal F1-only, until enough boot progress has been made and the others intialize.
Thanks that did the trick for installation ;o)