AMD athlon ii x4-640 (quad)
USB 3 plugin card
The hardware a rather old, about 8 years.
When the installer loads, it displays the basic menu: Boot from hard disk, Install, Upgrade, (other). However, the USB ports are not recognized, hence, no keyboard. The timer runs extremely slowly; it takes about a minute to time out to boot to hard disk.
Any suggestions what may be choking the installer?
The motherboard has about 8 USBv2 ports. I added a USBv3 card to have the faster thruput and access to more modern hardware.
Is that cpu 64-bit?
Another twist: I tried the install on another system with the same CPU; the motherboard is about 5 years newer although without a USBv3 card. Neither the current OS (42.3) nor the 15 installer will read the distribution disks (local or network install) on that system. No problem reading the disks on the older system.
The newer motherboard has USBv3 ports. I plugged the DVD drive into one of those and the system was happy with it, i.e., it mounted the volume. It booted to the install disk and performed normally. It is installing as we speak.
That just leaves the issue of what is different about the older system…
What do you mean by that? Why wouldn’t it be ready? If you actually met a bug, then report it at bugzilla.opensuse.org , sitting and waiting is not going to get it solved if it is a bug. Did you consider a mistake during setup?