when I choose from the menu, it loads the kernel. After that it fails. I just ran the check on another computer, and found it doesn’t fail then. So there’s apparently some hardware-incompatibility with the first computer and the 11.1 kernel.
All computers run Unix/BSD/Linux. This is the only computer that runs openSuse.
Possibly. You could check the BIOS settings of the PC where you are experiencing the problem.
It could also be your CD/DVD reader/writer calibration is signficantly different between different hardware.
I’ve encountered many cases where a CD/DVD burned on a relatively new CD/DVD writer could not be read on an older CD/DVD reader, and visa versa. I also discovered if one burns the CD/DVD at a high speed, it can aggravate this incompatibility between readers/writers.
That is one reason why I purchase the Novell/SuSE-GmbH boxed DVD, as it is burned on a commercial burner, and tends to have this sort of problem less (than burning on a home burner) although even then it can occur.
Ok, a few comments after a new numbers of attempts.
After downloading the LiveCD I checked the md5sum and it is ok.
I burned the CD and boot the computer, and check the CD with Check Installation Media. It ends in terminal mode with the message that there is an md5sum error.
Then I burn the CD again, with another program. Then I go through everything once again, up to ending with the md5sum error.
Next I decide to start Gnome Live and at the point where the loading and checking of the video driver ends, it drops out of X server, into terminal mode. There the message tells me that GdmDisplay lasted for 2.46something seconds. I can login with root and run startx. That quits stating “Fatal server error: Cannot run in framerbuffer mode. Please specify busIDs.”.
So even though now the kernel doesn’t crash, it’s both X and a weird md5sum message that keeps me from running 11.1
I ha a similar behaviour from a PC of my mother’s when I went to install openSUSE-10.2 on it, a number of years back. It turns out her CD drive was so badly out of calibration, I could not get Linux to install, even though the CDs were good. In the end I purchased a replacement CD drive and openSUSE-10.2 installed easily.
I can’t say if that is what you are experiencing, but I do note that a CD drive can have difficulty with the burned CD, even if the CD is burned correctly.
I’ve got the same error. And I can say it is not caused by the DVD or the DVD reader since I tried it first with a selfmade ISO-DVD and then again with a DVD from a magazine and got the same error every time.
Why would that indicate it may not be the reader? In my mother’s PC case (which was a problem with her reader) I tried a few difference CDs (one being the commercially pressed one from the openSUSE-10.2 Novell boxed package), one being from a PC magazine, and one being one that I burned myself. All failed. In 2 out of 3 cases the error was the same.
When I replaced her CD drive with a new CD drive, the installation worked.
Now you may be correct, it may not be the reader, … but IMHO its premature to rule it out as a possibility.