Problem loading 11.1

I downloaded iso file and burned to CD-RW (KDE4).This loads to
Run level 5 - reached
Skipped services in runlevel5 - nfs,acpid,irq_balancer
Welcome to…etc
linux login_
root (only entry accepted)
Have a lot of fun
linux:~#

Can I or how do I install from here?

Very puzzled penguin :\

Is this a live version? If it is, there are no passwords or users.
Usually it gives the install option on the boot up screen.

From what’s been told, the Live-CD doesn’t boot into the graphic desktop. Most of the time this is caused by a faulty download or burnt CD.

How right you are! Everything looked so good that I never bothered to do a media check. Since done it and found md5 check. Can I repair without downloading the whole shebang again? >:(

Open a terminal and type wget -h to get the syntax. It will allow you to resume the download.
Otherwise look at flashgot plugin for firefox.

… or start downloading the file as a torrent. Stop the torrent client, move the broken copy to where the client is downloading to, and start it again. It should fix it.

Did that and media came out fine md5sum check OK and 100%. But loading still ends with login request. Thanks, John :wink:

johmidl wrote:
> Did that and media came out fine md5sum check OK and 100%. But loading
> still ends with login request. Thanks, John :wink:

where did you download from?

is it the KDE4.2 release ?


natural_pilot

Downloaded yesterday from openSUSE - so yes, it is 4.2 :slight_smile:

johmidl wrote:
> Downloaded yesterday from openSUSE - so yes, it is 4.2 :slight_smile:
>
>

there are no openSUSE with KDE4.2 images on this page:
http://software.opensuse.org/

which is the only page with the community release of openSUSE 11.1,
as far as i know…

and as far as i know there are no images on that page which requires
a command line log in to boot a live cd to a graphical interface or
install openSUSE 11.1

therefore, i suspect you have downloaded from somewhere else (i know
the KDE folks recently released an openSUSE 11.1 live CD with their
latest KDE4.w), and if that is what you downloaded you need to find
who built that image and what log in credentials they expect you
to use…

i suspect there might be something to read at the source of your
iso…so, i ask again: where did you get it? what internet address?


natural_pilot

> i suspect there might be something to read at the source of your
> iso…so, i ask again: where did you get it? what internet address?
>

ok, with google i found this page:

http://home.kde.org/~binner/kde-four-live/

which offers (not from openSUSE, but from KDE) an openSUSE Live-CD
with KDE 4.2 and KDE 4.33 Beta 2

that page says: “The ‘linux’ user and ‘root’ have no password.”

so, give that a try!


natural_pilot

Sorry, I’m getting confused with the version on this PC, sent to me from the UK and which is giving endless problems and operates at a snails pace. The version that I am trying to load to another disk was downloaded from openSUSE Wednesday - KDE, 64 bit, bit torrent to CDROM, ISO9660.

I’m just out of hospital an I think the drugs they have given me are making me a bit thicker than I am usually! :shame:

> Sorry, I’m getting confused with the version on this PC, sent to me from
> the UK and which is giving endless problems and operates at a snails
> pace.

then maybe you have a hardware problem…or a machine which is
underpowered for 11.1

maybe you should start over, and tell us about your machine…and,
exactly what operating system(s) you have already installed on it

> The version that I am trying to load to another disk was
> downloaded from openSUSE Wednesday - KDE, 64 bit, bit torrent to CDROM,
> ISO9660.

as previously said: NONE the images on the page
http://software.opensuse.org/ will result in booting up to a black
screen with white text requiring a log in…

instead, all of the Live CDs will boot up to a working KDE that you
can try out, and THEN click on the Install icon on the desktop…

if that does NOT happen it is because it is not possible automatically
set up that version on your hardware…

how old is your hardware?
how much ram do you have?
what graphics card do you have?
will the 32 bit version load and run?

have you read and followed all the steps in http://tinyurl.com/6jwtg9
(especially Step 6 of posting #2 “Check MD5SUM again from within
installation CD/DVD” and do not overlook the info in posting #3)

your first post said “Skipped services in runlevel5 -
nfs,acpid,irq_balancer” is that what you also got after you checked
your md5sum and (i guess) made a good Live CD?

if so, have you tried turning off acpid during the initial bootup?
to do that, at the FIRST green screen (the one that offers to boot to
a live interface) just type this in the “Boot Options” blank at the
bottom of the graphic:

acpi=off

> I’m just out of hospital an I think the drugs they have given me are
> making me a bit thicker than I am usually! :shame:

one should never mix drugs with Linux…explosive combo! :slight_smile:


natural_pilot

Back after disappearing on 25 June! I found a local supplier who shipped openSUSE 11.1-2.6.27.23-0.1 to me. All is now hunkydory except that libgdk is missing and I can’t load the driver for my ip1500 printer. Will attack Canon for that; the driver they supply is for 9.1 Professional. Thanks for the help and suggestions. :wink:

I’ve had this same proble. Trying to load LiveCD 11.1 for install on Gateway Solo 5300. P3 600mhz 256MB RAM, 6 GB hdd. BIOS version is 22.10.05.

MD5 check sum is ok and validated on another machine using validate install media. Same CD successufully installed openSUSE11.1 on P4 HT 3.2ghz, 3 gb ram, on an 85 GB partion that dual boots winXP.

When LiveCD loads up on P3 it displays an igloo winter sceen with options for liveCD, validate media, failsafe etc. but not the nice green screen displayed on P4 machine. Once openSUSE 11.1 is selected the green screen appears, then goes to console and culiminates in ‘linux login:’ Root is only accepted login.

the console reports that master resource control : runlevel 5 has been reached. and that skipped services in runlevel 5: nfs.

The 6 GB drive in this machine has one 6gb ntfs partition.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

BTW the livecd was downloaded today (08/6/2009) from here: Software.openSUSE.org

Incidentally, a custom NimbleX liveCD boots fine and desktop is fully operational.

bobweaber wrote:
> I’ve had this same proble. Trying to load LiveCD 11.1 for install on
> Gateway Solo 5300. P3 600mhz 256MB RAM, 6 GB hdd

you have the absolute MINIMUM ram needed to run openSUSE <cite:
http://en.opensuse.org/Sysreqs> and, your harddrive is too small and
CPU to slow and it will NOT run great even if you can get it
installed, especially if you want to run the ‘heavy’ DEs like KDE…

and, somewhere here i read that you don’t have enough ram to run the
Live CD or make an install from the Live CD…there is, somewhere
(but, i don’t know where) a description of how to work around that
problem (maybe you have to try using the DVD, i don’t remember–use
the forum seach function to find it)

since it will NOT be a snappy desktop even if you can FORCE it to
install on that little RAM i’d suggest you try a lighter, less
resource hungry distro for now…then, when you can add RAM or move to
a more modern system come back to openSUSE…i’ve not actually run any
of these more than a few minutes, but i hear they might do what you need:

  • [try first!] Puppy Linux. <http://www.puppylinux.org/> Needs 64MB
    RAM for versions before 1.0.2. More recent versions need 128MB RAM and
    166MHZ CPU

  • Elive <http://www.elivecd.org/> (has Enlightenment window manager).
    Needs 100MHz CPU and 64MB of RAM for one of the older versions. More
    recent version needs a faster CPU and more RAM

  • DSL (D**N Small Linux).<http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/> needs 16MB
    RAM on a fast 486 CPU. But that will be slow!! Better off with 64 MB
    RAM and a Pentium with 200MHZ CPU

  • Vector Linux. <http://vectorlinux.com/> Needs 32MB RAM and 166MHZ
    CPU. I suspect much more RAM is desireable.

  • AntiX 8.2 <http://antix.mepis.org/index.php/Main_Page> was just
    released. This will run in 128MB. It’s based on
    MEPIS/Debian.

-Crunchbang <http://crunchbanglinux.org/>

-SliTaz <http://www.slitaz.org/>

and, welcome to openSource…where you are boss!


goldie
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