Upgrading from 13.1 64-bit DVD hangs on "initializing ramdisk"

I’m attempting to upgrade and existing 12.3 install which was done with a UEFI boot setup but it won’t get past this message and the machine appears to hard hang forcing me to good the power button.

I’ve verified that the DVD is good.

Any suggestions?

Are trying to dual boot with Windows? I suggest you download and make a LiveDVD ISO, burn the disk, and boot the live system.

openSUSE 13.1 KDE 64 bit ISO disk: http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/iso/openSUSE-13.1-KDE-Live-x86_64.iso

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I would open up terminal and run the following terminal command.

fdisk -l

Come back here and post the results of the command.

Thank You,

No dual boot just an upgrade of an existing 12.3 install.

The output of fdisk -l just returns a 22G and 909G GPT Microsoft basic partition ( / and home).

So to do an efi install you had to go into the PC UEFI setup and select the hybrid efi boot from the openSUSE DVD boot disk and with 12.3 I remember it only worked from the DVD ISO though I am not as sure about tat on13.1, but its what I would do now as well.

I would like to add for a hard disk smaller than 2.2 GB there is no compelling reason to use an efi boot for an openSUSE only system which just creates problems. You can create a new openSUSE 13.1 rescue disk where you can execute the instructions to convert a gpt disk into a normal MBR disk which you can find on the internet.

How to Convert GPT to MBR on Linux | eHow

You should backup your /home partition to something external like an external hard drive or thumb drive before you convert the drive to MBR. If you do this your life using openSUSE will be much simpler from now on.

Thank You,