Re: [opensuse] Initial Boot Failure
- From: Jack McKinney <jackdmckinney@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:11:48 -0400
Thank you to everyone for the quick support.
I did an escape at boot, selected Failsafe, and now have a running SUSE system! (This was the second boot.) Everything seems to be working. I opened a new text document in office. Now running updates.
And it is a P-4. Specs from Gateway site for model 505GR:
Processor Brand Intel®
Processor Class Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology 530
Processor Speed 3.0 GHz
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Cache Size 1 MB
System Chipset Intel 915G Express Chipset
Memory 2 gig (I added 1 Gig)
Jack D. McKinney
Walnut Glenn Systems
5001 Jennie Kate Lane
Lexington, KY 40510
On 6/30/2011 1:56 AM, Tejas Guruswamy wrote:
On 30/06/11 04:48, Jack McKinney wrote:I am not experienced with Linux and this is my first attempt to load SUSE.On the boot screen (the green screen with the progress bar), before the system stops responding, press 'Esc' on your keyboard. That should display some text on the screen describing what's going on in the boot process.
I downloaded the 32 bit version of the full DVD using bit torrent and burned a DVD. I installed on my old Gateway with P-486 running 3 GHz with 2 gig of memory. The install used the recommended partitioning and appeared to run normally except that the re-boot to the hard drive failed. (Note: The onscreen text did not say to remove the DVD as stated in step 6 of the installation guide.) It displayed the green screen with the logo in the center. The system did not respond to any input. I did not record the time but the green screen was up for more than 5 minutes before I forced a shutdown. The system was not connected to my network and the only failures I noted on the BW list was network connection were not established.
I restarted from the DVD and ran disk validation (100%), then reran the installation with the same results described above. This time I left the green screen up for at least 30 minutes to be sure some long running process could complete. I removed the DVD, forced the shutdown and re-stared the system. This time YaST2 automatic configuration started but did not run to completion, ending with the system stalled and not responding to any input.
So far, I have found no hints in the online information other than to re-burn the DVD at a slower speed.
I did a re-download of openSUSE-11.4-DVD-i586.iso using FinalTorrent, validated the both MD5 and sha1 checksum , burned a DVD but could not control the speed, validated the burn, verified the media before running a complete install. YaST2 stopped once during package install but loaded the file after the retry. The system was connected to the network for this installation. System restart appeared to run normally up to about 3/4 of the progress bar. I forced the system to power down after about an hour at this point. I have photos of most of the screens presented in the installation.
Any additional suggestions or recommendations? Any suggestions on how to research this issue (search terms)?
If the system stops while there is still text on the screen, it means the boot process stopped, describe the last few lines of output to us and we should be able to identify the problem.
Otherwise, if you have autologin enabled (you probably do if you installed with default settings), you might get another green loading screen, very similar looking but this time with a small white 'K' in the top right corner. If it reaches this stage, it means loading the desktop environment is crashing, and we can debug that too.
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