I downloaded the DVD version of Suse Linux 11.1 & the installation run well almost up to the end.
during Automatic Configuration, the PC gets frozen or seems to at 75% Initialization/10% of Automatic Configuration. The first time I thought there was something wrong with mouse, but on reboot, it got stuck at same place. The second time I gave up after 10 min of waiting.
I never had a problem with 11.0. This was a new installation on a Dual boot PC with XP.
Nice 11.1 automatically configures the bootloader. I can at least boot to XP.
What can I do differently?
I am a Linux Newbie & have no knowledge of any Linux commands.
> I downloaded the DVD version of Suse Linux 11.1 & the installation run
> well almost up to the end.
> during Automatic Configuration, the PC gets frozen or seems to at 75%
> Initialization/10% of Automatic Configuration. The first time I
> thought there was something wrong with mouse, but on reboot, it got
> stuck at same place. The second time I gave up after 10 min of
> I never had a problem with 11.0. This was a new installation on a Dual
> boot PC with XP.
> Nice 11.1 automatically configures the bootloader. I can at least boot
> to XP.
> What can I do differently?
> I am a Linux Newbie & have no knowledge of any Linux commands.
> Thanks in advance for any help
If you have a dual core CPU have a look at
A bit disappointing OpenSuse 11.1 installation attempt
You could try a network install, it’s very easy. Go to the Suse website and download the network install CD, burn it and start the install with that. Everything will be downloaded and installed from the net. I used this method for the first time today and it worked very well. Just take care with the partitioning as you would with any install. It took me just over an hour for everything, including burning the CD.
I have been whining in various threads about this. I had exactly the same experience. Since it hung at configuration, I guessed there was a piece of hardware it didn’t like.
Apparently I was right. I had a usb cable from an iPod dangling. I know it couldn’t be that but I pulled it anyway. I also had a wifi card with a Realtek chip installed. When I pulled that, the install completed! I later put the card back in and tried to configure it and yast froze and I had to press the power off button to get a reboot. This card worked in all 10.x and up to 11.1 beta 3 (I think??). So, who knows what happened.
After reading through all this, I decided to revert to 11.0 since I was completely stuck at the same point, in spite of fresh installations.
Funnily, when it reached the same point, it froze again. This made me think of hardware changes I had made of late.
The only thing i could think of was a WLAN PCI adapter I have been using for the last 2 weeks after getting a problem with LAN.
I restarted an 11.1 installation & this time passed that point with no hitch up to the end.
That however just transferred the problem.
When I went to check out Network Settings (I think), before connecting the card, it loaded with no problem. With it, it freezes as it is on something to do with drivers.
Since that is currently my only way to the internet with the WLAN adapter, I see no way out.
How do I get out of this?
I have a PC of 2003
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
3.07GHz, 512 MB of RAM
You described it much more eloquently than I did. But, you have, word for word, the experience I had. This card worked fine under 10.3 but stopped working under the 11 betas. I thought the 11.1 would fix this but it didn’t. My machine is a dual boot. If I boot to XP, the card continues to work fine. It’s a catch-22. You can’t set it up with madwifi or ndiswrapper unless its plugged in. If its plugged in, you can’t boot. Although, I never tried to run a live CD and configure it. That may be above my paygrade rotfl!
But, there is definitely a problem that the devs should fix.