SUSE 12.1 installer hangs

I’m trying to install SUSE 12.1 64bit on two different servers (Supermicro X6DHE-G2 and X6DH8-G2) both of which currently run 11.3 64bit just fine. I’m using an install DVD that is known to be good and each time I try and boot from the disc to start the installation I see the system hang while “ISOLINUX 4.04 0x4eac4005 …” is displayed on the screen. Nothing happens after this and the system is unresponsive. Booting from a 11.3 disc works with no issue. Has anyone experienced this or know a workaround?

If there’s any other info needed just ask. Thanks in advance.

I’ve got exactly the same problem! Have just updated the X6DHE-G2’s BIOS to the latest 2.0c but without success .
I think the isolinux system on the DVD or live USB hangs when trying to switch to that annoying fancy graphic screen (has an onboard ATI Rage XL 8MB). Maybe it would help to remove the line ‘ui …’ from isolinux.cfg to keep it in basic text mode, but that’s not so easy inside the iso. Very annoying!


On 06/29/2012 10:26 PM, lHans wrote:
> Very annoying!

openSUSE 11.3 has been past end of life for over six months and has had
no security updates since…

i’d suggest both of you install an operating system which is supported
and known compatible with the hardware:

no version of openSUSE is on the list…

there are, however several versions of SUSE Linux Enterprise
Desktop/Server (SLED/S) listed…

get one of listed (or even the latest SLE_ 11) from and i’d
guess you will find an unannoyingly/easy install, and smile.

not to mention professional, enterprise level support…


On 03/15/2012 11:56 PM, Unclejunebug wrote:
> I’m trying to install SUSE 12.1

sorry, i forgot to mention: there is no such system as SUSE 12.1, there
is an openSUSE 12.1, but the most recent “SUSE” version is SUSE Linux
Enterprise 11…