Recently decided to dual boot openSUSE with Windows XP having no first-hand knowledge of any open source OS… An Ubuntu friend helped me get this far.
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My computer hangs ~15-20 minutes after startup. I do not know where to begin to fix the problem. I’ll list my hardware and try to explain as best as I can about what we have done.
Motherboard: WF887 (Dell B110 original), i865 Chipset
Processor: SL6WG Pentium 4 HT 3.2, 800 MT/s FSB, 512 KB L2 cache, Socket 478
Memory: PNY Optima 2x1GB DDR 400 MHz PC3200 Dual-Channel
Video Card 1: Sparkle GeForce 9500 GT 1024 MB DDR2 PCI
Video Card 2: Sparkle GeForce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 PCI
Hard Drive 1: WD800JB Western Digital 80 GB 7200 RPM IDE
- XP, /root, /home, /swap
Hard Drive 2: WD2500JB Western Digital 250 GB 7200 RPM IDE
- NTFS, intended to be shared between OS
PSU: advertised as 400w, says max: 418w on label - cheap
Wireless Card: WMP300N Cisco-Linksys Wireless N PCI (Broadcom BCM4329)
Mouse: Logitech Wireless Performance MX (bluetooth w/ USB adapter)
We installed Windows XP, used the partition tool in XP to keep all but 36 GB free for OpenSUSE, formatted the 2nd Hard Drive as NTFS, and then did automatic install of OpenSUSE (checking that it found the partition fine). Both OS are now booting fine from the openSUSE Grub bootloader. We then installed the nVidia proprietary driver “the hard way” (not using the nVidia repository in Yast - I don’t know exactly what method my friend used to accomplish this) and the wireless card driver (same approach). Then we ran the openSUSE updates and called it a night.
Now my computer is hanging up ~15-20 minutes after startup and CTRL+ALT+BKSPC does not effect it. Please help me where to start with this!