Unable to boot into opensuse 11.4

OK so here is the story. I have Ubuntu 10.04.2 installed root on sda1 and home on sdb1. I’ve been using Ubuntu since 9.10. Anyways I thought I would give Opensuse a try, I had it in a virtual machine just to check it out. But I thought that I would install it next to Ubuntu 10.04.2.

So I created 2 more partitions and installed opensuse root on sda3 and home on sdb3, and did the option to not install bootloader since I felt that it would not have my ubuntu boot show up and would only show opensuse. Which i’m sure i’m correct in this. So after installation i loaded up ubuntu did a sudo update-grub and restarted my pc. Opensuse 11.4 shows up in the boot menu

So first I get it to load everything seems to be fine except opensuse did not have my wireless usb working out of the box like ubuntu does. anyways besides that everything is fine. Well this morning when I restarted my pc I select the Opensuse boot option and this screen comes up. It reverts back to command line.


Anyways any help would be appreciated. Really want to try this OS out.


Wich graphic card you have ? Boot with the kernel paramaters nomodeset as in this picture to see if you get to the desktop : File:Nomodeset-example.jpg - openSUSE

I don’t think this is an X error, I think it is a “cannot read from fd:0” error. I don’t think fd has anything to do with X. X hasn’t been started yet.

polardude1983, could you please post your /etc/init.d/rc.local ?

Run level 5 is the start of X and the GUI and it shows a incomplete message. Looks like a video problem to me. So humor us and telluse about your graphics.

fd is the floppy drive. You have one?

This is what I get from lspci

So here is my graphics card: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)

No I do not have a floppy drive.

My wife has this hardware and it works fine with nouveau and nvida proprietary driver. It would (IMHO) be unusual if this is an X problem with that hardware in openSUSE-11.4.

Can you post the /var/log/Xorg.0.log to
susepaste.org ?

Check the messages that begin (EE) for issues.