Just a little disappointed. I downloaded the 11.4 Gnome by about midnight, checked the CD for integrity,and started the Live CD, and it worked quite well. Installed it, but troubles started. OpenSuse 11.4 won’t boot up in the normal mode, but would boot up in the safe mode only. I am now writing from the safe mode, but would like to boot up normally. It get stuck after the first verbose page. And not a move from there.
Can anyone help?
The laptop is Lenovo T400, Core2Duo with 4GB RAM, screen 1440x900. No problem with any other distros up to now.
Its like this;
the splash screen comes up once then goes away in a second and then comes up with stuck screen with lot of lines (words, numbers, etc) and no more movement from there, I have to reboot and get into the safe mode, which i am in right now.
This is in the menu.lst
But the last bit of the verbose may be important in understanding the problem.
And the info I asked for too, is important, as it may inform us of missing drivers.
The boot arguments in failsafe that may help, and you could try adding them individually, to try each one, by editing the boot menu at boot (press ‘e’)
I would try these:
What I meant was to start YaST and use the Bootloader module to make changes to your bootloader, such as adding arguments to the bootline. Of course you can also manually edit menu.lst. Almost the same thing.
Something strange happened and I am in OpenSuse 11.4 normally!
I hope it will stay like this!
Let me explain;
I tried what you suggested, all 5 ways, together and separately. All I got was a muddled up screen every time. I read somewhere in this forums that someone could boot up with the Live CD in the laptop, so I pushed it in and started the laptop. Voila! It booted up normally! It sees the 1440x900 resolution too
Now, I am at a loss to understand this. Do I have to push the Live CD in every time I start or has the OS corrected itself, or should I download the 32bit version…
It is not really a big matter, if the 64 bit won’t work in my laptop, and if the 32 bit works, I will be quite happy to have it. Any suggestions???
Umm, did u choose boot up from harddrive on prompt screen, or did u boot up from livecd?
if ur in livecd right now, that doesnt rlly help with the situation, as ur system that is installed on the harddrive may still have some porblem
No, I pushed the Live CD in just after the grub2 stage came in. The OpenSuse 11.4 booted up from the hard drive. I tried this thrice now, and it worked that way. I didn’t push the CD once and again it didn’t boot up. Only with the CD in it works and it has to be pushed in just as the Grub2 stage starts.It could be OK for now, but would be annoying, so I am downloading the 32bit Gnome Live CD too (It’d take 3 hours to download.)
Maybe this is a bug of some kind and the developers should know. Anyway, Thanks for helping out to all!
BTW, I installed the system twice too…same problem…
With the Live CD pushed in after the boot splash screen come in, Open Suse 11.4 boots up nicely, and then I can take the CD out. There must be something that asks the Live CD to be there when booting up. Only I can’t find where it is , so I am downloading the Live CD gnome 32 bit. My problem could be a 64 bit one, but I am not going to say no to 11.4!