This is a new PC, with no previous OS. The processor is an Intel 9400 2.9 ghx core i5.
The Leap 15.1 DVD installer fails spasmodically. Sometime it freezes, with a couple of dying mouse twitches. Sometimes it comes up with a red error notice, the options following this become bogged down and everything stops.
If it gets to the end and something has been installed, either it will fail before reaching the login, or it will declare the password invalid. On the command line I can do a root login with that password, but do not know what to try or to look for. ls shows: .bash_history, .cache, .gnupg, bin, inst-sys
cd … takes me to /, where there are what looks like the full set of directories.
When the installed Leap fails before the login, a number of lines are shown, such as:
ACPI BIOS Error (bug) Failure looking up [_\SB.PCIO.SAT0.PRT3._GTF.DSSP], AE_NOT_FOUND [LEFT](20170303/PSARGS-330) \_SB.PCIO.SAT0.PRT3._GTF [/LEFT] 2.001111] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed AE_NOT_FOUND (20170303/PSARGS-516) Welcome to openSUSE Leap 15.1 – Kernel 4.12.14-lp151.27-default (tty1) linux-0rc6 login:
(I log in)
Login: write-lastlog failed: no space left on device
I have updated the BIOS to F4A, and tried a number of mods, disabling Fast Boot, disabling and enabling CSM, and disabling the Network Stack.
I found a post that suggested to me that disabling IOAPIC 24-119 Entries might work, but it didn’t.
Another post suggested that Tumbleweed might install, but it failed while trying, unsuccessfully, to find my WiFi. The Leap installer can find my WiFi, but the modem light never registers a connection.
I also tried installing Netrunner, which rapidly failed with pages of reports like:
106.002720] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected. type=Physical Layer, (Receiver ID) [LEFT] 106.002720] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: device [8006:a297] error status/mask=0000000100002000[/LEFT] 106.002720] pcieport 0000:00:1c.7: 0] RxErr (First)
Where do I go from here?