OpenSUSE Install :: Booting From USB Manually?

Nov 23, 2010

I am not the most computer savy, so bear with me. I have opensuse installed on my usb hard drive and recently had a windows crash that caused me to lose my opensuse boot menu/grub. Before the crash I had to have the usb drive plugged in in order to boot to windows or opensuse or I would get an error at startup....... I would like to avoid this. Is there anyway to make it so that when I turn on my computer It boots directly to windows, and if I want to go to opensuse then I can plug in my usb drive and manually boot to usb from my boot menu? I would run these two together on my computer but I share this computer and having to have my usb drive plugged in all the time kind of made them mad. So I guess my question is two fold..... Is this possible? And if so can I go into my hard drive through windows and place something in there to allow me to boot to it since my grub is back to the origional windows boot or do I need to use a live cd to access opensuse and do it that way?.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Update System - Without Having To Download / Install Every Dependency Manually?

Dec 13, 2009

how to update my system online (for example my firefox 3.0 to 3.5) but i can't figure out how this possibly works. I tried the "online update" using Yast2 but apparently (according to Yast) there is nothing at all to be patched on my system. I tried to click on the Firefox-3.5.5 rpm in the repository web-interface and open it using "install software" but the process aborts because of unresolved dependencies. Is there an easy way to update software without having to download/install every dependency manually?

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Manually Partition 30GB For OpenSUSE Too?

Feb 22, 2010

I got a hold of openSUSE11.2 recently, burned it, and booted the disc up.Now i got a problem.I ain't too experienced in partitioning, so i choose everything as selected in the installation(i downloaded the full DVD, not a live CD)and i got to the partitioning part.I have this:

500GB WD Caviar Blue SATA2

I installed Ubuntu on the 500gb with wubi and partitioned 30GB for it.Well that one is easier, i have absolutely no experience in installing from a CD/DVD.I saw instlux, but it wouldn't run from Win7 Any guide on how to manually partition 30GB for openSUSE too?

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Ubuntu :: Manually Start X When Booting?

Jun 21, 2010

When I first installed Lynx it would boot fine but as the first kernel updates came in it began to get really dodgy. Some days a certain kernel would boot up fine whereas the other would boot without X (i have dual boot with XP and so the kernel options come up on GRUB)Just today I updated the NVIDIA drivers and now neither boots fine, I looked around and I found that after logging in running "startx" in the CLI, which is displayed instead, i get my normal desktop back again.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Manually Installing LVM Mirroring At Boot On 11.3?

Aug 23, 2010

in the direction of a HOWTO (cant find one via Search or Google)hat tells me how to install dm_mirror to enable a boot of an 11.3 system that uses LVM for root and swap? I really would likecommands rather than using the GUI as it will help me understand what is going on in the background

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 W/ KDE 4.3 [i586]: Editing The Startup Script Manually?

May 15, 2010

I'd just installed a *nix antivirus called Avrira Antivir (from downloaded script & installation files), but it completely froze my system when I tried to start it, and the system freezes at the login screen; which is probably because I selected the option of running it automatically upon startup...So here's the deal: I know that I can run a live Linux usb to mount my current fs, then edit the file(s) that load the Avira processes on startup, but I don't know what these files are, much less which directories they are in!

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OpenSUSE Install :: Manually Change Information On Every Kernel Upgrade

Jan 1, 2011

To run my other linux distros on another drive I have been manually entering the kernel and initrid info for each distro on the opensuse yast boot loader. For windows 7 it just runs the mbr on the drive windows 7 is on. However I can not get it to do that on the other linux drive. The problem for me is that on every kernel upgrade I have to manually change the info. I would rather have grub on the sdd linux disk take care of it on the upgrades. The drive that holds the other linux versions is sdd. Opensuse is on sdc.


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Debian Installation :: Manually Booting From GRUB Console Into Crypt -> LVM -> Root

Feb 21, 2015

I'm trying to manually boot (from the GRUB console) into a system set up as follows: crypt partition -> LVM -> root LV, and I'm having some trouble figuring out how to do this from the GRUB console.

I have successfully manually booted a system which is set up as just LVM -> VG -> root LV. All I have to do is load the LVM module. In GRUB, that partition shows up as (hd0,gpt5). Once I load the GRUB LVM module, I can see the logical volume within the LVM as well. (My volume group name is "caesar", and the single logical volume is named "root".)

Code: Select allgrub> ls
... (hd0,gpt5) ...
grub> insmod lvm
grub> ls
... (lvm/caesar-root) ...

It's fairly simple to manually boot:

Code: Select allgrub> set root=(lvm/caesar-root)
grub> linux /vmlinuz root=/dev/mapper/caesar-root
grub> initrd /initrd.img
grub> boot

Where I am having difficulty is in trying to insert crypt before LVM. I can set up such a scheme, and put a minimal installation on it, without issues. It's booting into it upon reboot that I can't figure out. Once I load the GRUB crypto, cryptodisk and luks modules, I can mount the crypto partition:

Code: Select allgrub> ls
... (hd0,gpt5) ...
grub> insmod crypto
grub> insmod cryptodisk
grub> insmod luks
grub> cryptomount (hd0,gpt5)

Attempting to decrypt master key...
Enter passphrase for hd0,gpt5 (<long hex string here>): <type my password>
Slot 0 opened
grub> ls
... (crypto0) ...

At this point, GRUB sees the crypto partition as (crypto0). But the GRUB LVM module doesn't see "inside" of the crypto partition, so I don't see the root logical volume within the LVM listed; all I see is (crypto0).

Code: Select allgrub> insmod lvm
grub> ls
... (crypt0) ...

Setting it as root doesn't work:

Code: Select allgrub> set root=(crypto0)
grub> ls /
error: disk `crypto0' not found.

So, How do I get GRUB to "see" LVM inside the crypto partition?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Partitioning & Booting - (grub Won't Install On The Pci Express Card As It Is A Raid0 Array)

Jun 11, 2011

I am currently running all my applications off a HD as I was unable to install the grub bootloader on my ocz pci express card (grub won't install on the pci express card as it is a raid0 array). I would like to use the HD for backup only and run everything off the ocz card - with the exception of booting (which is unfortunate but I didn't manage to make the pci express card boot). How is it possible to tell suse during the installation to create the /boot on the HD and the rest on the pci express card and also to allocate the remainder of the HD as empty storage area??

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OpenSUSE Install :: Vista / Opensuse Dual-booting With GRUB

Jan 22, 2011

I installed Opensuse 11.3 on a separate partition to vista on my Acer 5115. It runs fine but the GRUB boot loader failed to show the Vista OS. I tried to add it by editing menu.As far as I can see (and I don't have much experience with these things) the Vista OS is there, on sda5, but doesn't boot correctly because the winload.exe is in the wrong directory. Why the sdax numbers are all rearranged is a mystery too, but I have reinstalled vista several times so that could be why.I don't have a vista recovery cd (wasn't given one), is there any way to fix this within opensuse (which works fine)?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Booting After 11.3 Install - Hangs At A Blank Screen ?

Jun 8, 2011

I recently tried to upgrade my openSuSe 11.1 system using the instructions at:

SDB:System upgrade - openSUSE

I successfully got the system to 11.2, but the upgrade from 11.2->11.3 went awry. The installation froze during the update, and I had to start it over. The first issue I had to deal with was the fact that rpm had been upgraded and zypper hadn't, so zypper wouldn't function because older rpm files that it would search for had been deleted. After rolling back rpm to a previous version, I managed to complete the upgrade to 11.3 and everything looked good. However, when I rebooted the system, it hangs at a blank screen. More precisely, the system seems to get through all of the BIOS stuff and then hang while loading the OS (I assume). Although I've worked on Windows boxes for a long time, I'm a complete novice at OS installations/upgrades for Linux systems, so I'm not even quite sure where to begin to troubleshoot this. Ideally, I'd like to be able to fix the installation on the system to save the data on the hard drives, but I realize this might not be possible. My first thought was to use a recovery tool that I'd seen on some Linux installation CDs, but I see that for openSuSe 11.3 and on that utility has been dropped. I can, however, use the disk to get to the "Rescue" command prompt, so maybe there's something I can do from there?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 64 Bit Very Slow After Booting?

Jun 16, 2010

We have 2 machines (quad core intel i5) running suse 11.2. They were clean installs and both suffer from this problem on around 50% of boot-ups. Other times, the system boots quickly and is fine.

Basically, one of the CPU's gets hammered to 100% (according to KDE system monitor) for around 10 minutes after boot up. Although the other three CPU's seem mostly idle, the system is very slow, to the point of being unusable until suddenly the system recovers and runs normally.

I've looked at 'top' and the KDE system monitor and both show no process taking more than a few % of the CPU. So it is a mystery as to what is taking up so much CPU and why it does it some days and not others !

One other thing, if you try to run virtualbox during this time, it (eventually) says that the kernel drives are not loaded - so possibly the kernel is stuck loading drivers. Infact, from dmesg, I can see that the system is still booting but other than the extended time stamps, the only obvious difference between a good boot and a bad one seems to be the line :

[ 141.794727] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #0. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj. which is there after a slow boot. The sound works ok (as does everything else).

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OpenSUSE Install :: Booting External Hdd?

Aug 17, 2010

My old GoBook IX250 won't provide option of booting from any external sources (hdd, flash drive, etc.), but I would think there should be some editing done to end of the boot fs on internal hard drive which would instruct the boot loader to allow choice of OS on external hard drive for booting -- have no idea just what should write there to obtain this result;

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OpenSUSE Install :: PXE Booting Without Download?

Oct 19, 2010

A while back I set up TFTPD32 and apache on my windows machine to allow installation of openSUSE via PXE. The client machine would boot, drag the kernel off tftp, then start the installation from which was an apache alias to a mounted ISO of the 11.2 DVD. It worked quickly and easily. That is the internationally recognised Condition for Vista to perform its main function: sh1tting the bed. Configuration lost.

Now, in a couple hours of searching and experimenting, I can't find guidance on how to get that same setup back. SDBXE boot installation - openSUSE covers 90% of it, but I don't want the installation to connect to a repo and download new files - soundly killing my internet connection downloading files that are already on the install ISO I'm serving.I want it to find all it needs in the served directory holding the ISO contents.My pxelinux.cfg/default :

default install
prompt 1
timeout 30


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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Booting Mac OS X And 11.3?

Dec 22, 2010

I have a 2008 white MacBook.Dual booting Mac OS X and 11.3?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Xen DOmu Not Booting Up?

Feb 9, 2011

problem booting into xen domu. THe console shows this.

[ 1.457957] PCI: Fatal: No config space access function found
[ 1.648029] bootsplash: found, but framebuffer can't handle it!
[ 1.677603] i8042.c: No controller found.


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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Booting With OS X?

Feb 26, 2011

I was trying to install a dual boot with OS X and this is what it told me:

"delete partition /dev/sda1"

As far as I can tell, this means it wants to delete OS X. On my mac's terminal, the linux partition is "disk0s3". Am I correct to assume that I should be custom partitioning in the OpenSUSE installer and have it create all its partitions out of sda3 only?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Booting From USB Disk

Mar 13, 2011

I want to install a minimal version of linux (probably oS 11.4) onto a partitioned 1TB USB drive to serve as a standalone, bootable restore mechanism for a couple of machines.

First off, is this feasible?

Second, how do I go about it? I was able to install the system to the drive but how do I make that drive bootable? So far, I can't even get it to boot from the grub menu on the first internal hard drive as the system complains loudly about not being able to read disk descriptors and such. I tried the various boot spec (chainloader, menulist, etc) with no luck. Do I need to disconnect all the internal drives then install as if it were the only hard drive in the machine with the DVD reader?

I am assuming that I need some sort of bootstrap code in the MBR of the USB drive to get started but I'm a bit lost here and would appreciate any input, especially from some one who has tried this, before I spend anymore time on it.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 - Booting From UEFI DVD?

Apr 19, 2011

Just ordered a Asrock 890 FX Deluxe5 since I busted my P45 MSI motherboardMy new motherboard - as a lot of new boards coming out - has UEFI but it appears that Opensuse 11.4 has a problem with UEFI


Anyone has tried an UEFI installation and could confirm this, and if yes, is there a solution?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Not Booting Properly After Install ?

Jul 20, 2011

After I've installed OpenSuse i don't get to desktop, instead i get to this: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting

And that's all i get. If i login i just get to do commands. I'm a first timer so I have no freaking idea what I'm doing wrong. I just want to get to desktop.

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OpenSUSE Install :: KDE 4.3.1 Booting / Logging Out Really Slow

Feb 18, 2010

Kde 4.3.1 started booting slow, real slow, real slow.. and logging out real slow. I tried un-instsalling everything since my last update. I then tried moving to the kde 4.3.5. Same problem. Any clues or should I just do reinstall? I am running a ACCER laptop Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 550 @ 2.00GHz. I have been using Linux for 10yrs.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Messed Up Booting Selection?

Mar 16, 2010

Seems I have messed up something.I can boot into openSUSE and into Vista, so it is not screwed.I have 1 hard diskI have an OEM Vista (so a 9 GB EISA rescue partition), the Vista partition (~100GB) and the 3 partitions for openSUSE (2/20/467).Before just wiping the linux partitions I tried to switch back to M$ booting but failed. ATM I boot to splash screen showing 3 entries: 2 openSUSE and 1 windows.When I choose Windows I get to the next screen showing Windows and - ubuntu (I had ubuntu via wubi before but wasn't convinced, so (w)ubuntu does not exist anymore).I thought installing openSUSE will fix the issue that ubuntu shows up on M$ booting screen but ofc I was wrong.I didn't want to wipe the still unused openSUSE partitions before being successfull so instead I tried:

- booting into M$ rescue CL: bootrec /fixmbr does not give an error but bootrec /fixboot or /rebuildbcd - automatic system repair does not show any partition, fixboot /scanos finds C:
- using bcdedit and EasyBCD (fail)


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OpenSUSE Install :: Screen Goes Blank After Booting Up?

Apr 15, 2010

So I Installed OpenSUSE A Plethora Of Times. In Both 32 & 64 bit. But No Matter What After It Boots Up And Where I Should See Some Kind Of User Interface The Screen Is Blank. Now this Is The Point Where You restart The Computer And See Where You Went Wrong But Come to find Out My Power And restart Buttons Dont Respond So i Have To Pull the Battery Out Of My Laptop.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Booting 11.1 And Windows 7?

May 2, 2010

I found this tutorial about dual booting Suse 11.0 & XP. Is it suitable also for Suse 11.1 & win7, or should I find another tutorial? Can you recommend a good tutorial for dual-booting Suse 11.1 & Win7 ? I've searched a lot but didn't find any.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Booting Ubuntu And 11.2?

May 6, 2010

Just sucessfully installed a sual boot with 11.2/ubuntu 10.4. 11.2 was installed first, than ubuntu. ubuntu recognizes and displays 11.2 on its bootloader, 1..2 does ot show ubuntu on its boot menu. so this mean I have to edit menu.lst and physically add the menu entry (root, load the kenel, and load initrd)....correct?

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May 13, 2010

I installed new OpenSuse11.2 but the windows(vista-64 bit) booting are missing

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OpenSUSE Install :: Color Cyling When Booting?

Jul 21, 2010

I'm having an issue with opensuse not properly booting into the desktop. I'll try to give as many details as I can. First my system:Macbook Pro 5.5 (Summer 2009). This is an intel core 2 duo, 4 GB of ram and a geforce 9400M.I prepared the computer by using bootcamp to resize my hard disk (640GB WDC) and add a partition. I booted into the installer without any issues, apart from having no mouse support. I deleted the partition boot camp had created and added 3 partitions, 1 root parition, 1 home partition and swap. The rest of the installation process went well and I was soon greeted by the opensuse gnome desktop.

I proceeded to install the wireless drivers for my broadcom BCM4322. I tried both from source and from the Packman repository, and it seemed like it didn't work. This was because I could not remove the ssb module for the kernel due to it being used by ohci_hcd (I believe). I wrote a simple script that would unload those modules, load the "wl" module, and then load the other modules. This worked, and I had wireless.I proceeded to install the Nvidia proprietary drivers, making sure to set the proper options for the bootloader and kernel. This also worked.

After installing a bunch of other software (eagle, notify-osd, grooveshark, vmware workstation), I was able to use my system without any problems until last night. At that point I updated my system after a prompt for updates by opensuse, and now I can't boot into the desktop anymore.At the point when gdm/Xorg is started, where I would regularly see the nvidia logo. Now all I get is a series of colored screens. These cycle from black, to white, to red, green, blue. I also get a bunch of grayscale gradients. However, no desktop.I have attempted several things to rectify this problem, some of them with limited success:

- obviously nomodeset was set, and the nouveau driver blacklist, unless this was changed by the update
- failsafe mode -> this worked, but I don't want to run in failsafe.


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Oct 15, 2010

I've installed openSUSE 11.3 on my new HP 620 and it boots only when the WLAN card is swithched of in BIOS, otherwise the computer hangs up (processing udev with the last statement b43-pci-bridge...).

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OpenSUSE Install :: Error Message On Booting?

Dec 7, 2010

Running 11.3 64 bit updated to kde 4.5.4I noticed when booting yesterday the following error message is shown:-

[ 17.688956] end_request: I/O error, dev sr1, sector 4294180608
[ 17.696944] end_request: I/O error, dev sr1, sector 4294180608
[ 17.702846] end_request: I/O error, dev sr1, sector 4294180784


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OpenSUSE Install :: Booting The LiveCD From An USB Stick?

Jan 26, 2011

-I could use a hand in installing opensuse on my 2009 Intel Macbook

-I need to use a USB stick for the install, my optical drive doesn't work.

-I am trying to reformat my macbook to run 64-bit opensuse 11.3 instead of Apple's proprietary operating system, OS X

-So I started here: Chapter1.Installation with YaST

-And in this article, under section 1.1. Choosing the Installation Media, i found this sub-section: Booting the LiveCD from an USB Stick.

-So i followed those steps to create a bootable USB stick in Terminal, and i got an error in Terminal and was unable to go any further;

-this was the error in Terminal: dd: bs: illegal numeric value

Would anyone know what the error means, and what i should have typed instead? Is it because my USB stick is generic instead of being a specific type like a U3 stick?

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