I’m trying to install the latest DVD (seems to be 12.2 at install screen) for PC x86 and x64. But some strange behavior happens, even when you choose to try de install media, or just try to install: after 99% from Kernel loading, by using the graphical interface, screen split black, came back to color, and freeze. Nothing can be done, just power off/reset.
When trying the “text” installer, seems to froze at “ud” line, and nothing else.
The system is configured as follows:
PC Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz (socket 775)
Mother board Intel D102ggc2 (ATI video onboard, network, sound as well)
2 GB Ram DDR2 Kingston
HD Ide 120Gb
DVD-RW LG Sata
Nvidia GeForce 8500GT XFX (pci-e).
PS: i have trying using the onboard video, and the Nvidia too. At the same points, it fails (does not seems to be the video by him self).
OK: both m5 checks and matches. Nothing is wrong with DVD media disc.
Now, about “nomodeset”, I dont’t have tried, but am afraid it will not works. As I have told, just after checking media (trully, just after loading kernel data), the screen splits very fast to black, and the background image from installer cames again, with no entry option, and nothing else to do.
If i can set this option before some option be invoked, maybe it works. Now, if it requires some data to have been already saved on computer, it will not work.
OK, let’s plain the things (it seems to be a disagreement at my words). Let’s take DVD boot as scenario, for the related system detailed at original post, and then, we take a look at your two notes:
1 - Your pointed screen shots obviously are reached, so, there is absolutely no one problem related with the media recorded at DVD disc, as i have said before (md5 checks OK, to both architectures). Forget this focus.
2 - I guess we reached your “or” flag. As i have suspected, “nomodeset” does not work (at least, for this system i’m trying to install on), and the behavior continues the same.
Take a look at future post, answered to oldcpu user.
I follow your instructions, but even then, it fails. I got some screenshots, when trying safe mode and when trying normal mode, but with text gui. Maybe latter i will put the images at some url, and repost it here. As well as a video from it all. But, by now, here is my updated report.
When running Kernel at safe mode, the check media/install fails just after reaching the 99% of loading disc data, and it breaks at the following line, from the captured screen:
I am not close to a linux pc now. When booting the dvd at the boot menu, when you press F5 (?) , is there a systemV selection there ? (or a similiar labelled selection)? If so did you try that ?
Now I know you believe your dvd is good,but still we have to ask: did you burn to a +R or -R (not an RW) at slowest speed your burner allows. I ask this because just because a single media check passes does not guarantee media is good.
When using F5 it changes the Kernel options, listing avaliable entries (kernel default, safe settings, no acpi, no local acpi). I try them all, no success.
Sorry, i will do record a new media disc, in low speed, same as I do believe there is nothing wrong with the current disc data. Plus, at the past, i have successfully installed OpenSUSE 11 at the same machine, but now, its time to upgrades.
But now, i am worried by the time this issue is getting off: i really do thinking in change my distro option (i know Ubuntu works fine here).