OpenSUSE Install :: Trouble Installing On New Laptop

Apr 19, 2011

got a new laptop (well, it's 2nd hand) but it's a laptop which is the model up from mine i use suse on already. i have a HP compaq 6720s, and the new one is a HPS 6735s. i've downloaded and burned the 11.4 iso as an image but it just won't load. thought it was maybe corrupt but it works on my laptop which is already running suse. checked in the BIOS and it doesn't seem to mention boot from dvd drive, though it does say cd drive (but it's definitely a dvd drive).

is it possible to install from a usb pen drive? if so, how? fat32 won't take it, as it's too big a file, and will just putting the .iso file on there mean it'll work? what file system should i use? ntfs, ext3/4?

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Jan 3, 2010

Running OpenSuse 11.2 from live dvd. When it starts up, the screen gets filled with vertical green and black lines, with about a 1 inch square in the middle that moves as the cursor. Nothing else is visible.I've tried each of the video options, with the same result. Is there any solution to this?

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Feb 3, 2010

I tried to installed OpenSUSE 11.2 "i586" on an older Sony Vaio laptop (model PCG-XG9) with 20 GB HD and 128 or 256 MB RAM. There is no ethernet port, but I have a PCMCIA WLAN card "Cabetron RoamAbout 11 Mbit/s", which should work perfectly with any Linux. The computer had Win98 on it originally (which, of course, after all installation attempts is now destroyed). The problem is that I cannot install to the end at all - no matter what I try:

1) Having the disk as a single FAT partition (made by a Win98 installation CD), it appears that the installer cannot create the correct partitions needed for Linux.

2) Having deleted the DOS partition with FDISK from Windows98 - which is like buying a completely new, unformatted HD from a store. But again, it cannot automatically set the partitions...

Is there a manual / instruction page somewhere how I should partition the disk manually (how to do it, and what sizes are recommended for each partition)?

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May 20, 2011

I am having problems Loading OpenSUSE 11.04_amd64 after Installation. I Dual Boot with Windows (on dev/sda) and Linux (on dev/sdb). I have been using Ubuntu_amd64 for a while and had decided to give other Linux distros a try. I tried Debian but I ended up downloading and installing a bare-bone version and I couldn't go anywhere with it as, I am a Linux noob.

I have now downloaded and tried to install OpenSUSE 11.04. Installation was smooth but OpenSUSE will not boot. I get a black screen which says Grub Error and something like 'file not found'.

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So, help me through getting my audio working properly on my Toshiba Satellite A105-S2081 Laptop. I think I've been through most of the help messages and tried many things to get it working correctly. The ONLY thing that has helped is to go to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and change model=auto to model=generic. (options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N model=generic)

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I'm having a tough time trying to wrap my head around the command line and any help would be greatly appreciated. I've downloaded and am trying to install mpg123. I'll tell you what I THINK I'm supposed to do and if someone could correct me where I'm going wrong I would appreciate it.The program is in my downloads folder. it looks unpacked to me because I can see all the separate files but I will assume that I'm wrong. so to unpack it:$ tar -jxvf

or do i need to unpack it to a certain place like: $ tar -jxvf ~/username/downloads/if thats the case I tried and it says no file or directory exists. IF I do get it unpacked the install instructions tell me:

1. New installation via GNU autotools

I dont understand because I can see it in the exact file path that it tells me doesnt exist. All I'm trying to do to install some software and its very frustrating because I dont know these simple commands that are the backbone of linux, which I really want to use. I realize that there are a ton of howto's out there but I havent found one that is easy enough to understand for someone who's never typed a command in his life or that isnt so broad and all encompassing that it blows my mind just look at the screen. Please help

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Nov 20, 2010

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Feb 23, 2011

I just bought a Intel D525MW ITX board, a PicoPSU and a stick of 2GB ram.
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Now. When I boot from the pen it just freezes showing "GRUB lading. Welcome to GRUB!" and a blinking underscore.

I were able to boot the usb pen on my Alienware laptop just fine - although it wanted a reboot after it ran a fsck.

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Mar 24, 2010

(exe:25667): Gdk-WARNING **: XID collision, trouble ahead
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Aug 7, 2011

I have a problem with the runlevel editor. It hangs at 28 per cent when initialising the runlevels. (Process: y2base runlevel qt). It used to work fine, probably until.I installed an update recommended by yast, including a new kernel. I did not immediately reboot after installing the new kernel but used the runlevel editor, which has hung since then.I've tried a reboot without success.Does anyone know what I could do to get this running again?

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Jan 18, 2011

I'm trying to get photos off my Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS but while Device Notifier pops up telling me I've attached a canon, and I can see it when I run lsusb, It's not actually being mounted anywhere, or creating a device for itself to be mounted with..I plug the camera in to the computer while it's still off, and I turn it off again before disconnecting (As I've heard this is the proper way to do this.) but I am still not getting a device. I've also tried the following advice (Although I'm obviously on openSUSE not Ubuntu).Ubuntu Forums - View Single Post - Unable to mount camera or import digital pictures.

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May 25, 2011

I first installed Fedora 15 (full clean install) on a spare laptop I had sitting around and the install went flawlessly. I was able to install it and use it right out the gate. I was then able to install two of my must-have programs, xchat and libreoffice without any problems either.Then I tried the same thing on my primary desktop at work (and since I run an IT department, I already have permission to do this :-)

The problem I'm getting is trying to install anything;the package manager is having trouble contacting the source.The exact error reads: "Software source download failed. Could not contact source 'fedora', so it will be disabled."I have not made anychanges to the firewall on the machine and the machine does have a working internet connection (I am posting from the machine). Any tips or advice on ways to troubleshoot would be great. I'm by no means a linux expert, but I can get around the system fairly well

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May 14, 2011

The company im working at is planning to sell some of the old lappy One of them is this pentium3 laptop (for only 20 bucks DD)

the specs are:
pentium 3 1.1ghz
640MB ram
28GB hdd

Im wondering that if this machine is sufficient to run linux as a server I dont plan to use it for anything big just among me and a few friends Also, I dont rlly need any Desktop Environment as I can just ssh to this machine from my other laptops if I need to do any work on it.

Hence, my questions are as follows:

1. is this machine sufficient to run linux as a web/file server for me and a few friends?
2. also, is it okay to rlly run this laptop 24/7? (its a rlly old laptop after all)
3. lastly, altho I prefer using opensuse, but if I dont need any DE at all, would Arch be a better solution? (Its known to be very small and light)

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Mar 16, 2011

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.

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Apr 29, 2011

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CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Q 720 @ 1.60GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce GT 230M, 1024 MB Dedicated video memory. I should mention that I have currently a dual-boot OS, i.e. Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I also checked the burnt CD on another machine and the CD worked. So the problem is not because of the CD. I can't find any info on installing Suse on this notebook.

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