OpenSUSE Install :: Boot Disk, Live CD, How To Connect To Internet?
Mar 21, 2010
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?
I am completely new to ubuntu, got fed up with windows, so thinking of switching to ubuntu. But, I have a problem, I don't know how to connect to internet in ubuntu. I have a cable broadband connection, and I have to put in my user id and password which I got from my isp before each internet session on the login page. how can I connect to the internet. I am using ubuntu live boot from my pen drive.
I've run the install to hard drive program three times over and each time I get "disk boot failure". I believe I've got Grub to install to the mbr but I am not sure.
System: Barton 3200+ with 1GB of DDR1 Asus A7V333 High Point hard disk controller
All the hard drives are hooked to the High Point controller. It recognizes all of them that have power hooked up and read/writes to them. Two have 98SE installs, the third is where I'm trying to install Fedora 12 to get away from some problems I'm having with 98SE.
The BIOS is set up to boot from the "SCSI device" which means it's booting from the High Point controller. The High Point lets me set a boot mark, which, when set to the Fedora drive, yields the disk boot failure no matter what I do to it.
Is there a way to re-install grub on the master boot record of a hard disk using a live cd?If so will i have to configure it?I'm trying to install a linux distro on my ao751h(with poulsbo ) but i after installing it i can't boot.I get an error 15 or a flashing underscore.I have already tried ubuntu,debian,mint and slackware(LILO isn't compatible with poulsbo).Also,does anybody experience problems with the ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 installers or is it only me?when i choose the language and keyboard settings the installation stop as it is and i get a crash report.
I have a non-broadcast network (ad-hoc?) that I attempt to connect to via openSUSE 11.2 running off live USB. It does nothing. It never connects and when I view it with available networks it just shows the name and "insecure" (even though it's WPA2Personal) and no percentage.How do I get wireless to work?
Installing from Live USB: Installing from USB on my desktop (used this method for laptop install) goes without a hitch. EXCEPT, I notice there is no support for my wireless card chipset (Atheros 7413, used /bin/lspci to find). I download the drivers for Linux, but I need Make to build the drivers...ok. I download the Make files from my laptop, make coffee, slap the makefiles onto a flash drive and run the configure file on my desktop version of SUSE. Whoops, need a c compiler (odd that openSUSE did not come with gcc? bit confused on that). If you can't tell by now, I've been using linux for less than a month so I am what you would call a noob? After the lack of c compiler, I drove to my office to snag some DVDs to download the DVD iso image, hoping it would have some form of c compiler/make packaged, since the description does say the DVD has more software (can't find any prebuilt versions of either...?)
Installing from DVD: This was my next step. I wrote the iso image to a DVD and proceeded to boot from DVD. The installer fails at the system analysis, saying it cannot "create a repository". writing the iso to a second DVD produces the same result. Googling has not yielded a solution. tl;dr can't use openSUSE on my desktop because my wireless chipset is not suported by SUSE. I need Make to build the drivers, but I need a c compiler to compile Make, and I need the internet to get both for my machine.
I use openSuse 11.xx and all was going fine until yesterday. When booting up now, I can't connect to the internet any more. I takes much longer to boot now as if openSuse tries to look for something that disappeared or got corrupt. All started with the latest safety update.
I installed OpenSuse 11.04. To connect to the Internet, I use the script which connects to my Internet provider:
linux-aghn:/home/alex # cable-start Using interface ppp0 Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/pts/4 PAP authentication succeeded
At this stage in another Linux distribution I am connected. In OpenSuse, when I start Firefox, it cannot connect. The problem is not in the browser, Software Management program also reports that connection is not available. ping 220.127.116.11 is successful. I tried to disable Firewall - doesn't help.
I just finished a brand new install of 11.2 on a workstation and it can't connect to the internet at all. I can ping Google and I can ping devices on my local network but I can't browse any web pages. I am able to ping the workstation with my windows 7 workstation. I tried disabling the firewall. I have it set to use DHCP.
I can connect to google via IP. So it appears to be a DNS type issue, is there some settings I am missing?
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
My live disk cannot get an internet connection. I am using a self-burned Meerkat live CD, and it will not enable networking. Is there some kind of code fu to get this going? I have tried right clicking and selecting "Enable Networking," but it won't take. It still insists the networking is disabled. The reason I need the connection is because I have to install. I have a Netgear wireless router with a network, and a wired LAN to connect to.
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'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 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've recently added a new hard disk and due to mother board controllers this new hard disk is known as sda.Before that my boot partition was /dev/sda3 and know this changed to sdb3.Whenever grub menu appears and I choose opensuse,it can't find /dev/sda3 .It seems that I should edit menu.lst or change boot loader parameter.something like root (hd1,2).But I don't how I can do this with opensuse boot loader.Though I could do this with CentOS easily.
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 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.
Naturally, hiding the graphical grub screen on a regular installation is easy, by adding either "timeout 0" or "hiddenmenu" to menu.lst. But on a live boot, there seems to be no menu.lst - at least no accessible one.
Although, in some kiwi image types, you can specify boottimeout="n" in the image description's type element, it does not have the intended effect. Here is an example. The following type element's boottimeout attribute will invoke the first grub menu item instantly. Changing the value to zero, not only does not hide the grub screen, but seems to restore the default 10 second time out.
Im new to linux. Im trying to install 11.4 on my desktop. When i try to run the live CD (GNOME) .. after loading the kernel, the screen with just a progressbar appears and the screen crashes, as in some parts of it goes black.. Although, i can install it perfectly, when the OS boots the same kinda screen appears and crashes My system config- intel i7-870 4 core 4GB RAM nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1GB i need to get rid of windows fast.
As per the thread title, tried both 32 and 64-bit isos, also re-downloaded the isos in case of a problem with them
Fails to enter runlevel 5 (and start kdm), I've tried the usual nomodeset, setting no_kms_in_initrd isn't much help as mkinitrd fails after setting it
Here's the gist of the errormsgs:
Code: (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d" (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist" (0) (II) [KMS] drm report modesetting isn't supported (EE) RADEON(0): Chipset: "AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series" (ChipID = 0x6738) requires kms Some things I've tried:
Blacklisting fglrx doesn't work with vi as it tells me 50-blacklist.conf is read-only even when I use the ! override read-only switch
Tried specifying both the radeon and radeonhd and even vesa drivers in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf when trying off a usb pen drive created with imagewriter
As mentioned earlier. tried nomodeset and no_kms_in_initrd to yes
It's a pain as I have tumbleweed on the machine and prior to putting the radeon card in it I would use a live usb drive to backup the system prior to updating, when I had an nividia card in the machine live usb and live cd would both boot no problem so it pretty much has to be something about the way it's handling the radeon card (like trying to load the non-existent fglrx driver regardless of what I do to try stopping that maybe?)
Don't know what else to try though and if I can't get it booting off a live opensuse I can see myself putting another os on it somewhere just for backing up the system before any updates
having booting problem because of detached hddos 11.0 screen stateswaiting for /dev/disk/by-id/usb-seagate_desktopNote:I have a usb hdd count not get it mounted so in yast i put /media as the mount point in the yast-->partition-->sdb3. well i do NOT have the hdd drive because i took it back to the storeI DO have root and can get in the recover mode but I DO NOT know command I am a noob
Greetings from Greece. I tried to install opensuse 11.3 in an empty disk . Unfortunately the installation progress stops in 88% and the message error says "error copy live image to the disk". I have burn two different cd but the result is always the same.Is it a hardware problem or the cd is not correct?I had the 11.2 version in the same pc without any problem for a long time.
I am running Jaunty with a BFG 6600 and a ViewSonic 2235wm Monitor. The monitor has both a DVI and VGA Analog port. I have been running DVI for the past two months with a clean install of Jaunty and prior with Feisty for two years. I just rebooted from hard disk and the screen was black. I connected the analog cable (now have both connected which is ok) and the analog works fine but I cannot switch to DVI using the buttons on the monitor. Here is what I did so far: I booted from the Live CD and both DVI and VGA work fine.
I could switch between using the monitor controls. When I boot from the hard disk only VGA works so I uninstalled the nvidia drivers, rebooted, reinstalled nidia and rebooted and have the same problem. No DVI. I do not think the problem is with the nvidia drivers since this happens before you fully boot up. The only thing I can think of is to reinstall the entire OS but then I will have to spend hours getting my configuration the way I like it. The fact that is works OK from Live CD tells me the DVI ports on both the monitor and video card work and the cables are ok.
I was having a problem with cairo dock, asked on the board how to resolve was told to reinstall the visual driver for my monitor since I have an ati vid card since with the updated kernal u have to reinstall those drivers(didn't know that, I'm new to opensuse). I thought I did that before so I completely uninstalled it so I could then do a fresh reinstall but I wasn't paying attention and my laptop was unplugged for a while. I stepped away while the install was going on and my laptop died.
I tried plugging it in but had to restart my laptop when I did I got the command line rows and when I tried to start GDM it wouldn't start, I did so as SU. Attempted to connect to the internet via networkmanager and couldn't get wifi or wired to work. Anyway I can access my desktop visually just so I can start yast and install the driver or will I have to reinstall 11.2 or use the cd to repair? If so how do I use the cd to repair?