I’m trying to install openSUSE 12.1 but it keeps freezing when installing kernel-desktop-3.1.0-1.2.1.x86-64.rpm. It trundles along quite happily until it reaches this point.
Any ideas as to what the problem is and, more importantly, how to continue with me installation?
June 5, 2012, 2:04pm
On 06/05/2012 01:26 PM, johngwalker wrote:
> Any ideas as to what the problem is and, more importantly, how to
> continue with me installation?
-check the downloaded iso with md5 or sha1 sum
-do NOT insert the disk into a running Window’s machine and try to
install from there…always boot from the install disk
-boot from the install disk burned from a known good iso and check the
disk itself with http://tinyurl.com/2ebcf27
-if the disk checks out ok, and it is a Live CD version you are booting
from then select Install, NOT boot to the live session and then click
the install icon…
if you post again, tell more about your hardware and experience level
Thanks for this reply. I’ve now tried to install from three different CDs, the last one I created myself from the SUSE site, so it’s not a problem with the disk.
I’m trying to install openSUSE 12.1 on a Dell Alienware machine. It doesn’t have Windows installed, so I’m booting up straight from the CD. I’ve installed SUSE on various PCs over the years - since 10.1 - so I’m fairly confident about doing this, and have never had this sort of trouble before.
Could it be a problem with the hardware? Has anyone successfully installed SUSE onto an Alienware machine?
This appears to be the same problem as in
http://forums.opensuse.org/forums/english/get-technical-help-here/install-boot-login/477185-cant-install-installing-opensuse-computer-freezes-2.html. Please post further comments there, as the discussion seems to have moved on further than in this thread.
Bottom line is: install openSUSE 12.2. Version 12.1 can’t handle the Alienware cutting edge hardware.