openSUSE 10.3 Boot problem

Greetings to everyone, I’m a newbie on linux, I’ve just installed openSUSE 10.3 on my pc, after installation I rebooted the system and when the system is loading it gives some error messages and then just stays on the command line and doesn’t start the OS…can anyone give me a hand on this?

Did you get any error messages or did the PC bluntly hang?

If and only if your PC doesn’t hang you can login using text mode and enter the command ‘dmesg’ for retrieving error messages.

You can also as root go to the /var/log directory and have a peek in the .log files. Changes are great that your X is screwed up for some blunt reason.

You can also using CTRL/ALT any function key to switch between consoles. One of them is meant for error messages.

I hope this will help you!

Zuluaga schrieb:
> Greetings to everyone, I’m a newbie on linux, I’ve just installed
> openSUSE 10.3 on my pc, after installation I rebooted the system and
> when the system is loading it gives some error messages and then just
> stays on the command line and doesn’t start the OS…can anyone give me
> a hand on this?

It would help considerably if you’d share the actual error messages.

Error messages are your friends. They are there to help you, and
every one has been carefully crafted (or so one would hope) to give
you as much useful information as possible on what went wrong. If
you hide that information from those you are asking for help (the
readers of this newsgroup) you make it unnecessarily difficult for
them and risk turning them away.

HTH
T.


Tilman Schmidt
Phoenix Software GmbH
Bonn, Germany

Thank you for your fast answer, i’ll try to give more details.

Zuluaga wrote:
> Greetings to everyone, I’m a newbie on linux, I’ve just installed
> openSUSE 10.3 on my pc, after installation I rebooted the system and
> when the system is loading it gives some error messages and then just
> stays on the command line and doesn’t start the OS…can anyone give me
> a hand on this?

describe your screen when it “stays on the command line”…
like:

-is there a cursor?

-blinking?

-is there any writing visible?

-are the error messages visible?

-WHAT do they say?

and:

-did you install from a known good CD/DVD (that is did you use the
“Check Media” function of the install media before installing?)

-were there any errors reported during the install process?

-did the install run to the end tell you it was “complete”, maybe
even say “congratulations”?

-is yours a laptop? (brand/model)

-graphics card/system by who? (nVidia, ATI, Intel, ???)

see, we can’t guess those kinds of things, so we can guess and
answer…yet.


DenverD (Linux Counter 282315) via NNTP, Thunderbird 2.0.0.14, KDE
3.5.7, SUSE Linux 10.3, 2.6.22.18-0.2-default #1 SMP i686 athlon

Hi again, I’ve reinstalled the OS and now it doesn’t seem to have any problem…I don’t understand…but I would like to thank you once more for answer to my help request.