toshiba satellite c50d-a Install problem

I’m trying to install OpenSUSE 13.1 from USB to a toshiba satellite c50d-a. I get the following error messages and the install then hangs at, “Starting udev…”

Integrating /parts/00_lib
2.412900] input: SunPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input1
2.43801] loop: module loaded
insmod /modules/squashfs.ko
2.470513] tsc: Refined TSC clocksource caibration: 1397.458 MHz
2.727859] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
mount: parts/00_lib: we need a loop device
mount: using /dev/loop0
Integrating /parts/01_usr
mount: /parts/01_usr: we need a loop device
mount: using /dev/loop1
[3.143619] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[3.146461] EDD information not available
insmod: error inserting ‘/modules/edd.ko’: -1 No such device

>>> openSUSE installation program v4.1.5 (c) 1996-2012 SUSE Linux Products GmbH <<<
starting udev…

Help needed:


Looks to me like your BIOS doesn’t understand how to boot from or possibly install from a USB device… or at least <that> USB device.

Looks like a loop device was successfully mounted (one of a couple ways for a USB device to be made accessible) by GRUB, but the BIOS doesn’t know what to do with it.

Maybe try some other USB device or a different medium altogether?



I get that same message when booting from DVD and for OpenSUSE 12.3 from DVD as well. Windows 8 is still installed on this laptop. I am just trying to install over it. How do I get to a command prompt and reformat the hard disk? Perhaps starting from fresh will help?


Don’t reformat the drive until you find out what in the BIOS is stopping the install. I suspect you might be dealing with either UEFI/EFI or a setting that disables booting from external devices.

You need to clear that issue up, first, or you might wind up with a wiped out system that you can’t install anything to – that is, a rather expensive paper weight.


You’re onto it.

I found the following post on an Ubuntu forum:

“Originally Posted by **freekb0y

From this I went hunting in the BIOS. I found – Advanced – System Configuration – Boot Mode. Boot Mode had the options: UEFI Boot (Support to boot any UEFI-capable OS) and CSM Boot (Support to boot non UEFI-capable OS that expects a legacy BIOS interface). The “legacy” bit was the give away. I changed the setting to CSM Boot, saved the setting and now have 13.1 working perfectly on the Toshiba Satellite c50d-a (thus far).

Problem Solvered.

Thank you.