OpenSUSE Install :: Installing 11.3 64-bit Version On A Macbook Pro (5,4 Firmware 1.8)?
Aug 13, 2010
I am trying to install OpenSuse 11.3 64-bit version on a Macbook Pro (5,4 firmware 1.8). The laptop will only run Linux and no OSX so I want to use the entire disk for OpenSuse. With that in mind, during install I switch to expert mode:
1. Delete all partitions
2. Create a new "msdos" partition table
3. Create sda1 as ext4, format and mount "/" on it
4. Create sda2 and assign it as swap partition
5. Continue the remaining install as normal.
After reboot, grub loads up but boot hangs at:
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
For context, I have tried Fedora and Ubuntu on this laptop and both hang at "Uncompression Error -- System halted" error. I ran memtest on the laptop and all LiveCDs run fine on it so that rules out hardware issues. My guess is that with Fedora and Ubuntu, both use grub2 and there is some complication with grub2. CentOS and OpenSuse seem to use grub and that gets me as far as loading the kernel but then boot hangs after initrd loading at the error above.
Im having an annoying problem here, after the reinstallation of opensuse, bluetooth works fine, i can connect my cell phone and logitech mouse normally, as soon as i install the bcm43xx from the scrtipt included in /usr/sbin/ bluetooth stops connecting to devices, it can find tem when searching but the forward button is dimmed.
when i try hcitool scan,= it successfully finds the device, hcitool cc xxxxxxx it reports an I/O error,
After installing 64 bit 11.2 with no apparent problems: computer hangs up on desktop boot opensuse 11.2-184.108.40.206-0.1, however I can boot from failsafe opensuse 11.2-220.127.116.11-0.1. I had problems trying to install Ubuntu so I checked out the opensuse. I do not know if this is an easy fix! I decided to avoid buying anymore windows system software. I ran memory test with no problems. The firmware test reported 4 errors. I have windows XP installed on other hard drive - no problems there.
I am getting crazy with my system.(I got the machine from previous guy working on it with XP, I installed myself linux, but with zero experience, 2 years ago).starting point yesterday:3 HDs in raid, SUSE 10.3 x64 installed on sdc1 with problems, XP on sda, SUSE 10.2 x32 on sda as well:
From the start-up manual I know the Firmware Test Starts a BIOS checker that validates ACPI and other parts of your BIOS. I noticed there are 3 failures in the result. (The font size on the screen is too small for me to read.) I got stuck in trying to save to either of the two choices provided with names I don't understand. I had to use the three-finger salute to bail me out.
One my macbook pro I have previously had 11.1 and Kubuntu Lucid working (mostly) fine*. I tried 11.3 - the install went fine but now the machine will not boot from the HD. The only way I can get it to boot is via the CD. The best diagnosis I can make is that the installation screwed up the partition table such that I cannot make refit gptsync. Simple put the GPT/EFI partition table (which is required to boot the mac) is out of sync with the MBR partition table (required by grub to boot suse 11.3). I have tried various disk tools from OSX, refit and linux (parted) and none makes any difference (parted is ignorant of the problem, OSX disk tool doesn't know about linux partitions, bootcamp won't touch the disk and refit says "analysis inconclusive, won't touch this disk"). It looks like I am screwed and will have to reformat the disk before reverting to lucid.
11.1 - no screen dimming, no sound, no wireless, no fn keys, poor trackpad, screen ok under kde 3 Lucid - mostly everything worked except for an infuriating "krandr" type problem when using an external screen for presentation (krandr etc were turned off but the screen kept trying to resize during movies). sound ok, screen dimming ok, fn keys ok, trackpad ok, wireless ok. Transition kernel too old for comedi 11.3 - no screen dimming, no fn keys, no wireless and won't boot, runs hot, short battery life.
i'm trying to install OpenSUSE 11.4 on a Macbook Pro 5,1 (later 2008). From boot menu i have chosen all the possible options, but i always get the same result.
I began choosing 1024x768 and standard kernel and i get a black screen. Reboot. I chose VESA and kernel with security adjust. Black screen, then reboot. Finally, i chose VESA and kernel with no-apic and the installation wizard loaded. I configured all and OpenSUSE began to install, but when it was finishing, the screen turned black.
I am too stupid to run a live Linux on a Macbook air. I used both, an openSUSE 11.3-KDE Live-CD and a Live-USB key and tried several boot options.
(i) I held down "C" to boot from CD → didn't work. It's an Apple CD drive but came with an older Macbook air a few years ago. (ii) Found the bootmenu by holding down the option (ALT) key. Neither Live-CD nor Live-USB were shown. You can only choose the harddrive (and available wireless networks). (iii) "Command-Shift-Option-Delete" to boot from an external drive didn't work either. I assume my USB key is an external drive, right?
I don't want to install openSUSE on the mac I just want to run a live system from time to time. Therefore I want to bypass Boot Camp or rEFIt and that's probably why I am stuck here. I wonder, if I really have to setup one of them to boot into a live system? The wiki article "openSUSE on a Mac" is under review right now.
This is my first post to this forum! I'm just getting into openSUSE and really excited to get involved in it. I have a MacBook running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) that I triple booted using Disk Utility. I installed openSUSE, (not WFindows yet), and have it set up to load using reFIT. reFIT can see that openSUSE is installed, but when I choose to load it it displays the following error message:
"No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" I have the feeling there is something very simple I'm doing wrong I know this post isn't extremely detailed to please let me know whatever other information I should provide.
I am having problems with triple booting my system. The original Linux OS I started out with was Ubuntu, which I was able to triple boot in the desired configuration (Mac OSX, Unbuntu, and Windows XP) after several tries (the instructions I got weren't quite right). I am now trying to install openSUSE instead of Ubuntu. However, if I install openSUSE before Windows XP, Windows XP erases my installation. If I install it afterwards, it seems to erase Windows XP, as it becomes unbootable thereafter. Perhaps this is because I am following the instructions for installing Ubuntu (format partition 3 as Ext3, mount it as /, and install the grub boot loader inside that partition), without modifying much else. I can't seem to find any good instructions online to tell me what else to do.
the instructions on installing Ubuntu screwed up because it said I had to install Windows XP first, before installing Ubuntu. I found out it was the other way around. Also, while Ubuntu was installed, all three partitions showed up on disk utility (although the Linux partition wasn't a recognized file system). However, every time I've installed openSUSE, where the partition should have been showed up as empty space on disk utility.
i'd like to install the b43 firmware driver on my laptop without internet connection. It requires internet connection to download the firmware-b43-installer...tar.bz2. I have this tar.bz2 on my hard drive, the problem is i don't know how to make debian use that for the install, instead of trying to download it.
how to install firmware-b43-installer without internet connectivity. I downloaded firmware-b43-installer from another computer with internet. Then I found out from the error messages I also needed b43-fwcutter. So I also downloaded then installed b43-fwcutter. b43-fwcutter installed with no problems. Then I tried to install firmware-b43-installer again with no luck. I saw in the error messages it said something about broadcom-wl-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2. I have no idea how to install a tar.bz2 file.
I've been trying to install 11.04 on my MacBook Pro for the past couple weeks, and I'm getting pretty frustrated with it. When I try to boot from a DVD, I either get a blank screen with just a flashing cursor, or it will ask me if I want to try, install, or verify the disc, after which I will get a bunch of different-colored blocks all around the screen.
I have installed past versions of Ubuntu on this computer with no problems, so I'm pretty stumped now on why I'm having this problem. Also, I've tried the Ubuntu Wiki and sticky thread on this forum, but nothing in either seems to help. Additionally, I have installed Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. I don't think it'd effect anything, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
I know very little about Debian but have an ASUS T100TA tablet which runs fairly well under Debian 8 Jessie (kernel 3.16.0-4-686-pae). I used the following guide successfully to activate the wireless but am having trouble with the audio section of it.URL...
First, I went here and downloaded the file called 'NEW T100_B.state'.URL....
Then I copied it to /var/lib/alsa/asound.state and ran 'alsactl restore' which reported that i had no soundcards.I then downloaded and expanded linux-firmware-master-intel.tar.gz but am not sure what to do with these files. I copied them to /lib/modules/3.16.0-4-686-pae/kernel/drivers/firmware as they are specific for this kernel, but they don't seem to be doing anything and 'alsactl restore' still tells me that I don't have a soundcard. What do I need to do with these files?
I recently decided to make use of a computer that had been put away for a while by installing ubuntu on it. I went to do a full install of 11.04 (deleting all files and the other OS, windows) and everything went smooth until I realized that the wifi-card firmware had been deleted along with everything else. I can use an ethernet cable to connect to the internet, but no wi-fi. I tried googling to find the appropriate firmware, but none worked.
I installed openSuSe 11.4 on a Lenovo W500 and noticed this error message upon bootup. The desktop login doesn't make it to the screen. I went into fail-safe mode as root. I know the issue is attributed to the R600_rlc.bin located in /lib/firmware/R600_rlc.bin. I attempt to make some config changes but the file is in binary. It could be a problem associated with the creation of the initrd but not certain. It's a dual-boot system running Windows 7 on the other partition
I've been trying to install 11.04 on my MacBook Pro5,2, (already have Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 installed) but every time I get to screen where it asks me to install, the installation GUI doesn't see my partitions. The strange thing is that if I run sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sda I get:
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size(logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytesI/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Seems like everything is fine, no sectors are overlapping, and fdisk definitely recognizes the partition.
I try to install ubuntu 11.04 to my macbook(running MAC OS 10.5.8 ) using usb drive. I followed the instruction on the download page and transferred the ISO to usb drive. but when I restart the mac, holding option, I can not see option of boot with usb drive. there is only one option that is boot with my hard drive. my macbook is almost three years old, but I am sure the usb should work, since I have installed MAC OS using usb drive.
I am trying to install shrew software in OpenSuse 11.3. So , i do cmake ... and finished correctly , but when i do make i got the following error: uic: File generated with too old version of Qt Designer (3.3) I checked the repositories and i got the lowest version of qt available : qt3
Short question: It has been possible in earlier releases to create boot floppies from CD install version, for those PCs who haven't a bootable CD drive.11.2 is deployed as a DVD iso, but I need CD isos for an older laptop with a bootable CD drive only, not DVD. Is there a similar possibility for 11.2 also available?I want a full install, not the readonly "Live" versions.