Ok, what’s going on here? I’ve downloaded the opensuse 11 64-bit DVD ISO, checked the md5 checksum and it passed. Proceeded to burn it to a DVD-R at the lowest speed possible. So far so good. Before I continue, this is the system configuration of the PC I’m attempting to install suse 11 on:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
RAM: 4GB (4 x 1GB) G.Skill DDR2 PC6400 @ 800MHz
Video Cards: 2 x BFG GeForce 8800GT OC 512MB
Sound Card: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS
HD: Seagate Barracuda 320GB
So, I have 1 partition on this HD taking 200GB where Windows XP is installed, the rest of the HD is not partitioned. I proceed to boot from the opensuse 11 DVD and start the installation. I run the installation, and everything seems to go just fine. I let the installation program create partitions on the unpartitioned half of the HD. So, after it installs it goes to the boot screen. But, when I enter my password it says login invalid. I am pretty certain that my password is correct, but is still tells me login invalid. I then reboot the PC, and while booting it shows me a window that says: “The previous installation has failed. Would you like to continue?” I click Yes, and it seems to be trying to detect the video card again, takes me to the login screen again, and once again I cannot login. I reboot and the cycles repeats. Why is this happening?
One note though. I have a Logitech Wireless Laser mouse. I remember that when I used to install opensuse 10.3, during installation I had to hook up a regular PS/2 mouse I have here instead of using the Logitech mouse during installation, otherwise it wouldn’t detect the video card right for this computer, oddly. I tried this here but didn’t have such luck. Could this have anything to do with it?
Any help will be appreciated.