OpenSUSE boots very slow

Hello, I am running openSUSE from QEMU under Windows. It boots extremely slowly for some reason the initial boot is fine, but then it starts going slow at this screen:

Can anyone help, btw I have been waiting for about 20 minutes at this screen and it’s not even halfway yet.

If it’s possible hit Esc. and you should see scrolling text. Any error should show there. Likely to be graphics. The failsafe boot may work better for you.

OK, when I hit ESC, the only thing I see that says failed is
“Starting syslog services” Should I just wait?

Try this:

Pause the boot by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see VGA=…etc

Remove all text and now type just the number:
and hit enter

at the login type your user name and then password
now type:
then the root password

now type this:
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
(N.B. the 0 is a zero not a letter)
now reboot: type: reboot
if you don’t get a gui login
login as user at cli and try this at the cli

The gui has nothing to do with this issue.

Check to make sure you have syslog-ng installed. Also check **/etc/init.d/syslog If there, **then try ps aux | grep syslog. If you get an output of something like

 ps aux | grep syslog
root      2092  0.0  0.0  19764  1172 ?        Ss   Jun22   0:07 /sbin/syslog-ng -a /var/lib/dhcp/dev/log -a /var/lib/named/dev/log
debyjon  16543  0.0  0.0   5292   852 pts/4    S+   12:43   0:00 grep syslog
debyjon  19565  2.1  0.5 368612 16324 ?        Ssl  Jun25 129:55 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start --log-target=syslog

Then you know it is running. If running, kill the service and try restarting it.

synol wrote:
> Hello, I am running openSUSE from QEMU under Windows.

i can’t figure out why anyone would want to run openSUSE inside of
windows? isn’t that like buying a lumbering MAC truck with with worn
out tires and a flat bed trailer to haul your new free Porsche around?

/( )

I figured it out years ago: simply because he/she can. These days virtualization is THE place to be for anybody having a computer. It’s becoming fashionable to have at least one icon on your desktop that’s pointing clearly to a virtualized OS. I’ve seen desktops where the user did not even know what to do with the VM. They heard something about it, followed some howto and then what…

For me it’s exactly the same thing like the start of the century when suddenly the whole world ‘needed’ 3D software like Maya, Cinema 4D etc. etc., where they could not explain the difference between 2D and 3D.