OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 Live Usb Stick Blank After Boot-up / Resolve This?
Dec 14, 2010
I just built a 11.3 live usb stick using kde amd64 image. I can go through a full boot up, but when X start I get a blank srceen(Samsung SyncMaster PX2370) on my desktop. I really do not know where to start.
I've followed the instructions at Live USB stick - openSUSE for creating a bootable USB stick. I have attempted this with both a 32 bit and 64 bit image. Unfortunately my system will not boot up the stick - it just loads my hard disk as normal.
Background info 1. I have checked the iso images against the checksum and they are ok; 2. I have used the same images to create bootable CDs which work fine; 3. My machine IS capable of booting a USB stick - by copying syslinux onto the stick, the machine does see the stick 4. The order of boot in BIOS is stick first. Again, I have proven this works ok using a utility called USB Boot Tester.
I am unsure what to try next. I recall reading on this forum there was a problem booting from USB stick if the computer also had a CD drive. That was in an early version of LiveCD. Could the problem still be extant? I can't find the actual thread unfortunately otherwise I would link to it.
I have been trying to install openSUSE on a dell Latitude XT all day, and every time I tried to live boot, I got a blank screen. I finally decided to do a text install and I got it installed, but now I get the same result from booting off of the splash screen.
I can boot into text mode fine (still) but for whatever reason, it bombs as soon as I tell it to load the GUI. I have a 1.2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM, and an ATI mobility chip (2000 series, maybe?) I had the same problem with Ubuntu, and since I like openSUSE just as well, I figured I'd try it because I at least could do a text install from my liveCD.
I'm new here, an Ubuntu user who would try Opensuse for a while. That is if I'm able to launch the thing ! I'd like to create a Live Usb Stick to test it and install it if I like it but it doesn't seem to work.
I tried the website method, using "Win32DiskImager.exe" but the program doesn't work for me (WinXP) : it looks like it's writing but when the "Done" message is prompted, I'm unable to access the usb key, Windows says it's not formatted. That doesn't look right... I tried with LinuxLive Usb Creator but the boot process fails and Universal-Usb-Installer doesn't offer an Opensuse option.
Is there another way to install the distribution on an USB stick ? I could still try through Ubuntu but that would be quite surrealistic.
Just installed 11.4. First effort with OpenSuse but have previously used Ubuntu on another machine. Installation went great. After I log in the screen goes blank with just a mouse cursor, everything else is black. Boots okay in recovery mode.
This is a dual boot with Windows XP. Machine boots into windows as expected.
I created a live USB stick following the instructions at [URL] installing openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64-iso and booting a Motion LE1700. openSUSE works great but any file I create is lost after I reboot. I created the second partition with the script listed the instructions. Is there any anything else to do to make the live system mount the second partition?
I downloaded openSUSE 11.3 to my MacBookPro, whose disk drive has been broken for some time now. I want to install to new msi cr610 laptop that shipped WITHOUT windows. I could order the box with an install disk and printed manual, but if there's any way of creating a bootable USB stick from the download I did to my mac, that would be great.
I've been trying to figure out how to run/install openSUSE from a usb stick for several days. I downloaded the 11.4 .iso from distrowatch & used the following command in Linux Mint to put it on the usb stick.
It gets to the loading screen and get stuck. It has a small bar going across, that never finishes. I've hit escape to try and get some info, but don't know what I'm looking for and it's too much to write down. I did notice there were several I/O errors. I did check the usb for defects and it returned ok, and the md5sum was correct.
I've also tried safe settings which takes me to a blueish/black screen and stays there. No ACPI starts to load and then drops to a shell.
how to get this accomplished? I've installed many Linux OS's and I've never had this much trouble.
ps. I"ve read the "please read" pre installation page on here, and things just don't make a whole lot of sense to me.
I have done a big big mistake (I could beat myself up for that) with my netbook and now I am sitting here, not getting openSUSE installed on it.
I wanted to try another netbook linux and installed (more by accident than intentionally) Easy Peasy Linux. This system is not bad, but cannot work with the wireless adapter in my netbook. However, I then wanted to install openSUSE 11.4 again, which ran fine on the netbook. But the install always gets stuck in different stages and I donīt know why.
Sometimes a failure message comes up: "filesystem is read only, rebooting in 120 seconds", but I am not really sure if this is for the harddrive or the usb stick. In other occasions, the bootprocess until install gets stuck at "starting KDM". Nothing happens then... thats it.
I already have reformatted the usb stick and copied the openSUSE Live CD via Imagewriter on it again... no success.
So now I am really confused, because I donīt know if there is something wrong with the harddrive? Or is it the stick itself? How can I find this out?
If it is the harddrive, how can I at least refomat it? Remember: no CD or DVD drive, just USB stick...
How can I find out if the image on the stick is ok? I already tested the install media and it said: "checksum ok"
I've put openSUSE several times in USB flash drives. I've used the old method with dd ... and the new one with dd_rescue ..., shown in SDB:Live USB stick - openSUSE This way a partition is created (sdb1 or sdc1 or ...), with the Linux file system (ID: 83). One of the problems of this system is that all the data of the pendrive is deleted. Another problem is that sometimes openSUSE doesn't load completely and I cannot use it. And another of the problems is that even if I create another partition (for example to make the Live USB persistent and "remember" the configuration of my computer) and I put some of my photos, songs, films there when I plug the pendrive in a computer running Windows XP I cannot access the data. (What about Vista and 7?)
Other Linux distros can be put in pendrives using the FAT file system (for example W95 FAT32 (LBA), ID: c). This way my personal data or files (photos, documents, ...) can be opened from a computer running Windows XP (and the personal data is not erased when putting the Linux in the pendrive). So I would like to know how to create a Live USB drive with personal files that are avaiable for many Operating Systems, including Windows XP. Perhaps the solution is to put openSUSE in a FAT file system, or put it in Linux file system but create another partition with FAT file system (for this openSUSE should avoid the 1st partition, sdX1, that should be for the personal data, so Windows XP can access it).
Apology for dual post I realized was in wrong place.Created verified 11.3 live CDInserted, restarted, welcome screen, choices next, I choose installation.Kernel loaded then black blank screen guess you call it a freeze upWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition Partitioned plenty room
I have recently created a KDE 4 desktop using suse studio, it boots up fine on my machine, but doesn't shutdown!! On my mum's laptop, which I will be using it most on, (it's windoez) it won't start KDE 4 at all! I can use the console, but I wanted to impress her with the amazing GUI and Compiz. And you can't make presentations or browse the web in a console, can you? And sudo poweroff and sudo shutdown -h now don't work either!
I am trying to install opensuse on an IBM 8188 desktop with a single SATA hdd. The software appears to load just fine.. standard install but when I reboot the box .. believing it should just boot from the hard drive I get the message no OS installed. I've adjusted the bios and the drive order and I have changed to install parameters for APC or APIC.... you know what I mean... doesn't matter NO JOY IN MUD VILLE.
A surprising thing has happened! I have been happily using open suse 11.3 on an HP probook 4320s laptop. On reboot this morning, the screen starts out fine, but progressively fades into white and the boot does not seem to happen (at least there is no sound, since I cannot see anything). I am left with a completely white screen. Things are fine with the failsafe mode.
Since 11.2 installed but shows blank screen at boot despite booting into runlevel 3 with acpi=off and noapic, I decided to try 11.3 M4 again.Media check is OK for 11.3 M4.Boot from MBR. GRUB menu shows Ubuntu and Windows 7 as well as openSUSE 11.3 desktop default and 11.3 failsafe. Both opensuse11.3 default and 11.3 failsafe return a blank screen despite the following boot options:
33 acpi=off noacpiI still cannot get to a terminal to run sax2. I read from a thread of opensuseforums (Opensuse 11.2 Blank Screen) where similar problem was solved using the correct driver which is actually "ati", NOT "radeon" for ATI Technologies Radeon Xpress 200M.Then because both Windows and Ubuntu boot fine from GRUB menu, it occurs to me I should boot up Ubuntu and try to locate openSUSE's /etc/X11/xorg.conf in order to edit the file and change the driver to "ati".In Ubuntu, xorg.conf of opensuse 11.3 M4 shows:
Section "Device" Identifier "Configured Video Device" EndSection
I have tried two distros - Mandriva and OpenSuse. Both provide the same results, though Mandriva booted...but still the same problem, after installing blank screen comes up and nothing. Keyboard touch bad, mouse nothing happens. I would prefer openSuse but may have to switch.
Equipment: Acer 7740 17" laptop Intel i3-330M Chipset 4Gig DDR3 RAM 1066 Intel Integrated HD Video 128MB
Install Win7 64-Bit no issues, wiped and installed Linux and I cannot get past this blank screen. Installation works, no problem installed packages etc. When coming up on 1st boot, login - boom nothing? Searching the web and I suspect the Intel graphics are the problem but I'm not sure.
I bought this laptop to put Linux on it solely for a personal project of using Linux for a year. I'm an IT professional for 23 years and comfortable with CLI.
For some reason, sometimes after I just turn the computer off by pressing the power button while hooked up to the video mount, I'll turn the computer on and (after it automatically logs into the standard user) come to a blank black screen. The only thing I can access is by pressing Alt+Tab to get a "no present windows" window, and thats it. Could it be that an activity or something has been deleted somehow?
So i was trying to run an application the other day and it required newer graphics drivers, so i reluctantly updated them as i have had endless troubles with them before. Surprise surprise on rebooting the system i was confronted with a black screen.
So i decided to go into recovery mode to try to un-install the drivers and i think that was successful, but i can't be sure since when i reboot the system now even in recovery mode i get a blank screen.
So i am wondering how i can fix the system from booting into a live USB stick as it is the only way i can really gain access to the system. I think to fix it i will either need to some how remove and re-install the working ati drivers or do a system restore, but i have no idea if the latter is possible or not, and I am not too sure on how to install the drivers to a file system from a live distro.
Recently I have strange problem in my notebook HP2230s. I cannot boot from KDE 4.4 Live cd. I also try LXDE openSUSE 11.2 live cd, same result. I verify the MD5 and all the iso download is ok. I try the same cd to another laptop, Dell ATG, it works flawlessly.
So I thought there is a problem with my laptop BIOS. I download the new BIOS from HP and install it but the problem persist.
I have another live cd image that I made using susestudio, no problem with this one. I can boot it as live cd in my notebook.
I'm trying to boot the KDE 11.3 Live CD and it hangs during the boot. With splash=off I see
Code: /etc/initscript: line 77: /etc/sysconfig/ulimit: Input/Output error then a bunch of different Id numbers, for example...
Code: INIT Id 4 respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes and finally a few lines starting with a number (for example [100.676357]) and ending with
Code: [100.676357] lost page write due to I/O error on loop 0 and then it just loops between the respawn and write errors, as far as I can tell.
My system has a 1.8Hz processor, 1G of RAM and an integrated nVidea GeForce 6150 card, and I'm dual booting sidux and XP. I've checksummed the ISO file. I tried first with a 1G USB drive (Transferring the ISO via dd as per the openSUSE instructions) and then with a CD (burned at the lowest speed). I also tried the CD on a Gateway laptop running just XP and got the same errors. Boot parameters I tried were noapic, pci=nomsi, acpi=off, with no difference.
I've just downloaded and burned openSUSE-LXDE-11.4 and i tried to boot on the live cd but it's impossible. After loading kernel, 2 or 3 minutes later, this message is displayed and the pc reboots:
waiting for /usb device scan to complete waiting for CD/DVD device(s) to appear waiting for USB device scan to complete failed to detect CD/DVD or USB drive! reboot exception: error consoles at Alt-F3/F4 reboot exception: reboot in 120sec
Trying to booting an Acer TM 8371 Notebook using USB flash media and the openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64 image.
After the BIOS greeting messages nothing more happens. System seems to hang. When removing the USB memory stick the system continues on trying to boot from the hdd.
When using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64 image, system detects the USB stick properly and retrieves it's ip address. Since there is no PXE system set up, installation of course stops thereafter.
What's the difference between both images? I recognized that when using the openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64 image a partition with type linux is created on the USB stick. When using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64 image fdisk says:
"Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table".
I installed lxde from a live cd and can't boot into anything. At first, when I rebooted, the computer went to grub>, so I used grub commands to find the grub menu lst. It was in (hd0,5). So I made that the root and grub said it was successful. I rebooted, now I get error 25. Was I supposed to enable one of the boot options in the setup? The setup showed two boot options, MBR and root (I think), both disabled. I just clicked continue. Did I mess up the install setup?
I am using an HCL k38 pdc laptop and I am unable to boot KDE live cd of opensuse 11.4. The system boots to a graphical screen where a progress bar is shown. the progress bar proceeds to about 90% and then my system hangs. ALl I can see on my screen is that graphical image with suse logo and progress bar. Though my mouse works and I can move it all around the desktop but if I try pressing any key (CAPS/NUM LOCK/SCROLL LOCK) i dont see any LED notification for that. this concludes that the system is hanged.
Key board has no issue as I can use it in Windows.
I tried to boot the lice cd in text mode and it worked very fine from there I installed the system on to my HDD in dual boot mode with windows XP. But after installation when I boot opensuse from HDD it stucks at the same position.
I think this issue is with Nvidea graphics card as when the system boots I see an error message that says that the RAM has an address conflict with VGA ROM.
How can I use opensuse. I have even tried ubuntu 10.10 but it also hangs while booting or after booting. So far I have been able to manage only Sabayon Linux working on this machine however the ubuntu 9.10 was working on this system and it also started behaving similarly after I upgraded it to ubuntu 10.04.
A few weeks ago I installed Fedora Linux 64-bit on my HP dv4-1428ca laptop which was running Windows 7. At that time I created a Live USB using the fedora-live usb tool and it booted fine. A couple days ago I decided to try out openSUSE, so I downloaded the 64-bit live-cd image and tried to create a live usb using the SUSEStudio ImageWrite provided in the documentation. The tool kept giving me an error message, so I decided to try unetbootin instead. However, when I tried to boot the live usb on my HP laptop, it presented me with the message.
"SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 COPYRIGHT (C) 1994-2011 H. PETER ANVIN ET AL" with a blinking cursor and nothing else. I've tried a variety of alternative programs for creating live USB's (pendrivelinux, linux live usb creator, unebootin), and verified the checksum of the iso file for openSUSE 11.4 64-bit, and still was not able to get past the "SYSLINUX..." message on my HP laptop. However, the live USB does boot on the other computers in my house. Interestingly, if I create a live USB using the tool provided by Fedora, it will boot fine. However the Fedora Live USB tool cannot be used for other distros.
Specs: AMD Turion X2 Dual Core 4GB Ram ATI Radeon 3200 Graphics 320 GB Hard Drive
i am trying to install opensuse 11.2 to my vaio laptop i have win7 pro 64 bit already installed so i'm trying dual booting i have followed the below steps1- on windows, shrink the c partition and create a new unused volume for suse2- install the suse 11.2 on the new unused volume with hdd config like sda4 swap 4 gb sda5 20 gb / ext4 sda6 120 gb ext43- selected custom packages and started the installaton4- installation started smoothly and after installing packages it tried to reboot the machine at the end. But after this point the reboot operation has failed and gave a blank screen.
At the end the installation failed.I started the machine vaio boot logo comes and stops. i can't even enterbios setup or change boot options.I have unplaged the hd reset the partions, pluged it again and recovered win7So i think the installation damaged the file system.i have tried the above steps 2 times and came up with the same result.I have installed fedora 13 before with no problem.
I tried to install 10.04 but for the very first time since years I got stuck I have an integrated intel video card, 512MB of RAM, both the "try ubuntu without installation" and the "directly install ubuntu" run for a while showing the ubuntu loading splash screen and then everything freezes and the screen comes blank.
I successfully booted OpenSuse 11.2 from DVD. But I could not configure my wireless internet connection. YAST said it couldn't configure it because something else was controlling that (Network Manager? something like that)How can I configure this. Related issue. When booting from DVD is there a way to save configuration settings so I don't have to start from scratch the next time I boot from DVD?