Installation hangs at 'loading basic drivers'

A quick update:

The OpenSuse 11.4 LiveCD works perfectly for me. I’m installing now.

Though you understand it’s development software and you will need to install 11.4 when it’s released.

In response to your PM, please be aware that I do not do anything there except
transfer of information that should be kept private. I prefer for any problem
solving to be here in the public area.

The fact that the lib80211_xxxx modules load does not mean that you have a
driver. Those are support routines for a lot of drivers. However, now that you
have Linux running, it will be possible for you to provide the information on
exactly what hardware you have. Please post the output of

/sbin/lspci -nnk

I expect that the PCI ID for your wireless card is 14e4:432X, where X is likely
to be from 8, 9, a, or b. If that is true, then you need the Broadcom wl package
that can be installed by using Yast2->Software management

  1. Search for broadcom.

  2. Check the broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop packages
    for installation.

That will install the closed-source driver supplied by Broadcom. The open-source
version is making progress. Yesterday, my 14e4:432b device connected to the
network for the first time. There are still problems, but at least the driver
works a little.