OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 - Installed Several Times And Each Time System Freezes/crashes During Boot
Dec 7, 2010
LIVECD of 11.3 Gnome works fine in my old PC. I installed several times and each time system freezes/crashes during boot. I am linux newbie, so, I am trying to figure out my problems. In Livecd I noticed Hardware info list's my SATA disk as IDE. Driver Modules: "ata_piix"Attached to: #24 (IDE interface). Is it right? I have posted Hardware information output in 01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS [Created at bios.186] - Suse 11.3 install problem My machine specs are: Intel DG31PR motherboard, Intel core2duo, 3 GB DDR2 Ram, 250 GB SATA harddisk
[Staff Note: This thread was spun off from here: HOWTO: Purge and Reinstall Grub 2 from the Live CD This solved the Grub problem but the crashes continue.]
Just as I get up and running again my 10.04 (64 bit) either freezes up totally, closes all windows that are open, fails to restart or shut down forcing a restart.
There's no pattern to it, i might be using the gimp or checking thunderbird emails, possibly just surfing or running bluefish. Nothing major and I'm not one to go delving under the bonnet so to speak and start tweaking things. I have the AWN dock installed and run a dual monitor setup.
Everytime it's crashed, the damn thing doesn't reboot, I get the init =bootarg message I've been reading a lot about and once again I have to run the liveCD and spend several minutes farting about purging and reinstalling grub.
I despise Windows, overall I am enjoying my ubuntu experience but things like this stop me getting any work done.
My PC ran fine for the last 2 days then suddenly it's playing up again. It's not an old machine, quad core processor, plenty of RAM.
I am having to back stuff up as soon as I do it due to so many crashes per day. I have reinstalled the OS and started again from scratch 4 times now in the last month.
The last thing I want to do is go back to Windoze but I am seriously running out of patience with ubuntu.
Boot Info Script Results:
Code: # Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in partition #1 for /boot/grub. code....
I love opensuse as it's much snappier than MINT. But my system 11.3 is freezing while booting. I pressed ESC during splash and can see messages on the screen. The last message is ATA3 Exception EMASK. I have uploaded the /var/boot.msg here klogd 1.4.1, log source = ksys - Suse Freeze - CuQAd3dg - Pastebin. There are no other log files!
A little while ago i bought a magazine with the openSUSE 11.1 distro on it but couldn't install it so i gave up. I am attempting to have another go. The problem is that the os will work fine when booted from CD in fail safe mode and can be installed from there but when out of fail safe mode the system begins to boot but freezes and will do nothing more.
For some reason, every time I shut down and reboot my machine, the system time advances four hours. The local time here is EDT (-4hrs UTC). I have it set correctly in Yast and have the 'hardware clock is set to UTC' checked. However, for some reason, the next time I boot, the system time will be ahead four hours.
I noticed that after making my build in suse studio my system freezes immediately after GRUB ( Normal or Failsafe) boot splash screen. I also noticed that this happens only with the specified kernel below. I'm not sure when using Kernel 2.6.37, one had the same problem. I never used it. The original kernel 2.6.34 had no problems such as the one I have described. My systems has no further problems only that it takes several restarts to go past the "Freeze". Below is a list of my system specs:
openSUSE 11.3 Kernel-pae 220.127.116.11-4.1 from Kernel Stable. GRUB 0.97-174.1 from openSUSE 11.4 Upstart 0.6.5-33.1 xorg-x11-server 7.6_1.9.3-142.1 from X11:xorg 11.3 repo.
The GRUB from openSUSE 11.4 has been very stable and non-problematic. I will be buying an Intel core i5-2500K in a few months that's why I need the latest kernel and XOrg-X11-server. What could be causing the freezing?
The system freezes all the time and I have no idea why, and the temp of core goes up to 56. Also, on the boot, right after grub menu selection, it restarts itself sometimes, again I have no idea why. I have lenovo y530. Which logs do you need?
i want to install opensuse on my new lap top i partition my hard (600gb) with 5 parts:
c: 97 gb d: 150 gb e: 150 gb f: 100 gb g: 50 gb and 38 gb unlocated part
in opensuse instalation , the yast makes a 2gb for swap 14gb = root , 21 gb = home, but in Instalation Overview under Booting has a red error: the Boot loader Installed On a Partition that does not Lie Entirely Blew 128 GB .The system maight Not Boot;
I am trying to install ubuntu netbook edition on my Acer aspire one D150. I have tried to do this before with version 9 with no luck so I waited until 10 to see if the problem goes away; apparently it has not. I put the ubuntu install files onto a USB stick according to the instructions from ubuntu here for windows (I have windows xp on the netbook now).
When I shut the PC down and turn it back on with the USB key inserted, the laptop just seems to hang at the ACER splashscreen. This screen is where I could press F2 for setup or F12 for boot order; the buttons do not respond, the USB key appears inactive. Again, it just seems to hang. I've waited for as long as letting it run all night to see if it goes anywhere by the morning with no luck.
I actually have it installed on two of my computers. One is an older Acer Aspire 3100 that dual-boots windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04, and an Acer Aspire ONE that has Ubuntu 11.04 as main OS. Before Ubuntu, (even currently) I'm a MAC user, and i'm really liking Ubuntu. On my 3100 it works just fine except the screen flicker on wake, but a quick reboot will solve that.
On my Aspire ONE i've had to re-install ubuntu multiple times. (we're talking 5 or 6 in the last month) Sometimes, it'll boot up to absolutely nothing. One time I got a weird error message everytime it booted. The last install froze up a lot, and eventually would only start to boot into setup. I reinstalled Ubuntu, again and it worked until I shut it off. Boot back up, same thing. Threw me right into setup. I was able to get around it after 5 or so tries of rebooting, hitting ALT F11 and somehow got into ubuntu recovery, but loaded normally. I'm using it now and it's working great currently.
Specs on the ONE
1.5GB Ram 8GB SSD (could this be the culprit?) ATOM (1.8 or 1.6) GHz Processor.
Halfway through this fiasco, I put windows XP on it and used it solid for 3 days without any of the mentioned above issues.
I don't know why, but when i first boot openSUSE at the morning in my Aspire it hangs over and over again. I don't know why is this, but the gecko appear, the white bar appear, and moves 1cm, and then, puff no more blinking from the hard drive. Then i force te reboot, over and over until works.The message is: acerhdf: no Aspire One hardware foundWhen i first installed the mini with openSUSE it works perfect for a week, and then start this problem.I have tried with different kernel flavors (like desktop) and still nothing.
I managed to install a second hand 10Gb HDD on my old P4. I want to see how I can use this extra disk to speed up Ubuntu 10.04 if possible.
I installed my swap onto this second drive but since I never use swap I can't see any real improvement. Next, I'm considering the creation of a new partition on that disk that would handle /tmp. Could that improve access times?
Finally, what other tricks could I use with this 2nd HDD to speed things up?
I love it but I have a problem that someone can hopefully help me troubleshoot. The system intermittently crashes, the screen freezes and nothing works except the mouse pointer which can be moved but not used. Is there a way for me to diagnose this
This has just been happening the last day or two. SOmetimes Google Chrome will go funny for a minute then the whole system will crash and give me the error "cannot start kmserver. check your installation".Like i said it's just the last day or two.
I upgraded my Dell 2.53G machine from 10.3 to 11.2 (KDE desktop). Everything seemed fine for the first day. Then the whole desktop froze. No screen update, no keyboard, and, though you could see the mouse move, clicking didn't do anything. The only way out was to pull the plug.
After multiple attempts at fixing it failed, I repartitioned the disk and tried a "clean install". Everything worked for about 2 hours. The system is currently frozen. The harddrive is quiet. The only "3rd party app" was Adobe Flash, pulled from the Non-OSS repository.
i have running more than 50 servers with openSUSE 11.2 for a long time without any problems. After upgrading 30 server to 11.3 some of them are freeezing after one or two days. I can ping, but i cannot log in. At the console i can type in the user and the nothing happens, system has to reboot.
All servers are Hewlett Packard Proliant G4,G5,G6 with 32bit and 64bit. No errors or hints in the systemlog.
The system frequently freezes the screen. The mouse is still moveable but there is no reaction on any click. Keyboard does not work either (pushing Num-Lock does not toggle the Num-Lock light on the keyboard). However, Alt-Print-b works for a reboot. The only other way out is to turn of the computer.I had this effect some time ago where I thought it was a problem due to the NVIDIA graphics driver. Since then, I changed back to the standard VESA driver and thought the problem would be gone. Just a thought
I toggled through the log files in /var/log which had the file date/time of the crash but I could not find any hint.Which log files could I look as well to dig for the problem? Or any idea for such an effect?
Can someone tell my why every time I try to use 7z it freezes my system? I can't move my mouse, I can't type, I can't kill my xsession. I then restart my system and everything returns to normal. When I try to use 7z my system again freezes.
we have a server running with Suse linux many years. Meanwhile we changed server hardware about 4 times, mostly also updating to newest Suse version. We used to copy group, passwd and shadow to a backup medium, installed the new system and restored those files onto the new system and all was running fine. Now, some weeks ago we installed 11. on new hardware and after restoring those 3 files after rebooting the system hangs when starting GUI. I can boot into runlevel 3 and login with no problem, but when I boot into runlevel 5 mouse and keyboard are frozen. Also when starting GUI from runlevel 3 with startx mouse and keyboard immediately freeze. If I restore the files group, passwd and shadow as they came from fresh new installation I can reboot and login in runlevel 5 without problems.
OK, if I compare the userlist, as it is generated bei installation,there are some usernames I formerly not had in older Suse versions. I don�t know if this can make problems? I tried to edit the files, to combine the system users from 11.2 with the list of local user names from the old system but without success, again the mouse and keyboard freeze.So some questions arise:1) Why now mouse and keyboard freeze in xsystem, when there are changes in the user list (but only in runlevel 5)2) What is the correct way to save and restore users and groups from old to new system. I googled several hours but did not find a smart way. Maybee someon can point me to a link or a howto where I find the solution
I have set up a server with Ubuntu 10.4. It always worked fine with 32-bit inside VMware. But on the production machine with 64-bit, it wasn't working well by now. I could now reliably trace the problem down to the "ubuntu-desktop" package. I have installed it (without the recommends) so all its depends are also installed. But as soon as that package is on the system, it freezes at boot time, on the page where CPU freq modules or AppArmor stuff is started. My server is an Intel Core i7, so it lists 8 CPUs for cpufreq. They're normally all listed in a line on their own, but when the system freezes here, the output is broken already. Sometimes it says that cupsd is started, or "Checking quotas", sometimes it stops after "CPU4", sometimes it prints out the lines "CPU0" to "CPU4", then "CPU7" in the same line followed by "[OK]". The system won't react on anything from then on except a hard reset.
As soon as I remove the package "ubuntu-desktop" (chrooted into the system from the rescue system), the OS on disk boots normally into the GUI logon. No problem at all anymore.
It took me a few days to figure out why it wasn't working. I first suspected quota, then a kernel upgrade. But the system booted well after each change on their own. Just as I installed all the graphical stuff, it stopped booting.
What's happening there? What am I supposed to to now? I need the desktop environment and the machine must be working by Saturday. Although the description of ubuntu-desktop says that I should not uninstall it because it's used for update management, I could now install it to get all its depends, and then immediately uninstall it to make the system boot up again. Is that a good idea? Shouldn't it be working without such hacks?
i am using DELL XPS STUDIO 1650 with configuration
Processor Intel Core2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 3MB Cache) Memory 3GB (2 X 2GB) Dual Channel 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Video Card 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670 Wireless Network Card Intel WiFi Link 5100 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
i have installed the new 11.2 OS, every thing went well until i switched on the desktop effect, when i clicked the apply button the whole system freezed, i had to manually switch of the system and re-started. everything went well until the username and password was entered, at the time of the progress bar the system dint respond, but the curser was moving but very slow moment was observed. i tried to repair the system with the repair system option, i tried repairing the file system i got the following error after pressing the help button
the Ext4 file system of the partion /dev/sda6 is corrupted. to repair the file system, press repair"
and the second sda7 with the error "the Ext4 file system of the partion /dev/sda6 is corrupted. to repair the file system, press repair"
i pressed the repair button but nothing happen. and i even tried to re install the OS, the same problem exists.
Im running opensuse 11.2 on Linux 18.104.22.168-0.1 64Bit, KDE 4.3.1 with 4GB RAM, Intel duo core processor with Intel graphics card. I initially had opensuse 11.1, which i removed and installed 11.2. Initially everything.Then came the problem, the system starts up fine but then after a few hours freezes, monitor powers off and it wont accept commands from the keyboard or mouse. Meanwhile the lights (caps lock, numeric and scroll) on the keyboard blink. The power light is still on and i can hear the hard disk turning.
I have to forcefully turn the power off and restart but can freeze again after random periods.I do lengthy and demanding computations and its common for the PC to run for weeks without turning it off.