OpenSUSE Install :: Installing On Two Disks?

Sep 13, 2011

I am planning in near future(about a month or two) to build a new computer. There be a least two phisical disks - one for OS an another for data or backup. One disk to be a small(60-80 GB) SSD, another to be a HDD of 1 TB or bigger.

I have a few questions:

Is Linux(openSUSE in my case) work with SSD? It is possible to install Linux on two disks - in my case /swap, /boot and /root partition to be on SSD and /home partition on larger HDD?

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 Installation With RAID1 On Two Disks?

Dec 14, 2010

I fail to install OpenSuse 11.3 with Raid-1. What I do: Partitioning -> Expert. sda1 type RAID do not format / mount, sda2 /(root) type RAID do not format / mount, sda3 /home type RAID do not format/mount. Clone disk to sdb. Raid -> add md126p1 type swap mount to swap, add->md126p2 type etx4 mount to /(root), md126p3 type ext4 mount to /home. Bootloader: GRUB, boot from MBR enabled, boot from / disabled. After installation the system does not boot and grub reports error that the specified filesystem can not be found.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 - Unable To Create RAID 5 Disks

Jun 25, 2010

I've got 3 extra disks on OpenSuse 11.2 - all the same size. I've created a partition on all of them as type 0xFD. If I then try and add raid in yast I get "There are not enough suitable unused devices to create a RAID."

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OpenSUSE Install :: Add Nvidia_raid_member Windows Disks To GRUB?

Mar 5, 2011

I have an ASUS A8N-SLI board with an nForce4 raid 1 setup hosting a Windows 7 array over two 500GB disks. I have a third SATA drive with opensuse 11.3 installed and working perfectly. By changing the boot order in the BIOS, I can alternate which system boots at startup. What I want to do is set up a dual boot configuration... I don't care how, but I want a screen that asks me which OS to use, preferably defaulting to Windows so my wife can stil check her email without calling me at work.

I thought the easiest setup would be to set the LINUX drive as the primary device and then add then chainload the Windows disks, and set them first in the boot queue. That way, without any intervention, the system would pause for 8 seconds and see if I wanted to boot LINUX, then boot Windows if I didn't do anything.

The problem is, I can't figure out how to add Windows to the GRUB menu and recognize it. All of the documentation I can find seems to assume that your Windows and LINUX partitions are on the same disk, which mine are not.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Can't Boot Anymore From Any Of Hard Disks

Jul 18, 2011

i have got a very strange boot problem. But first: I have openSUSE 11.4 with kde installed. I have the amd64 dual core cpu and 2 hard disks. I was able to boot from both of those disks (on the second disk I have openSUSE 11.2 in case something goes wrong with the first disk). Then I decided to install openSUSE 11.4 from DVD to a usb key (just like I would to a hard disk). I succeeded. I did not involve any partition of the hard disks in this install. But now I can not boot anymore from any of my both hard disks although bios finds them it did before. After bios I get the following message: Loading stage 1.5 error 21.

Error 21 means: Selected disk does not exist. This error is returned if the device part of a device- or full file name refers to a disk or BIOS device that is not present or not recognized by the BIOS in the system But I am still able to boot from usb key. I have even modified the menu.lst from the usb key to boot openSUSE 11.4 from the first hard disk. This works fine. I have also tried to install grub again on my first hard disk with grub.install.unsupported and with yast2. But installation stops with an error message like "hard disk not found by bios".

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installer Will Not Detect Hard Disks (SATA)?

Dec 19, 2009

Trying to install SUSE on a perfectly working PC that was running Windows. Blew away all the partitions and formated the drives.When trying to install SUSE, Installer will not detect my two hard disks. Tried with version 10.x, 11.1 and 11.2, without success.My Mobo is a XFX GeForce 8209, and my SATA drives are both Seagates (1x120GB, 1x320GB). I've tried different SATA mode selection (i.e. SATA, AHCI, and RAID) without any success either.I've tried to look for SATA controller drivers for my Mobo, to try to load on Installer startup, but failed there too.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 - Dell SAS / SATA Virtual Disks (RAID 1)

Sep 17, 2010

I have a Dell Studio XPS running openSUSE 11.2 with dual mirrored disks (using Dell's SATA controller). Does anyone know how I can set up automatic monitoring of the disks so that I will be informed if either fail? I think smartd might be what I need here. Is that correct? I added:
/dev/sda -a -d sat -m <my email>
/dev/sda -a -d sat -m <my email>

smartd is running, but how do I know that it will report what I need? I also have a client with a Dell PowderEdge SC440 with SAS 5/iR also running openSUSE 11.2. They also require automatic monitoring. There doesn't seem to be a SAS directive for smartd. I notice that the newer release says it does support SAS disk. I upgraded to 5.39. On restart (with DEVICESCAN as the directive) I get the following in /var/log/messages for my SAS RAID disk.

Sep 18 10:47:26 harmony-server smartd[25234]: Device: /dev/sdb, Bad IEC (SMART) mode page, err=4, skip device
I ran:
smartctl -a /dev/sdb
and got the result:
smartctl 5.39.1 2010-01-28 r3054 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (openSUSE RPM)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, smartmontools

Device: Dell VIRTUAL DISK Version: 1028
Device type: disk
Local Time is: Sat Sep 18 11:32:08 2010 JST
Device does not support SMART
Error Counter logging not supported
Device does not support Self Test logging

Is there some other tool/package that does support DELL virtual disks?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dolphin Doesn't See And Hard Disks Other Than The Root Hdd

Jan 31, 2011

I have a brand new install of 11.3, with all the updates, on a cleaned system, following some hdd and cable problems.

So far three problems have surfaced:-

1. Dolphin doesn't see and hard disks other than the root hdd.They appear on the left side in the list, but cannot be accessed as suse seems to have chosen not to mount them.I need them because they have my backup data on them.

2. At each bootup, I have manually to reset the required screen resolution. I need to prevent it defaulting to the wrong resolution every time.

3. I cannot now see my Windows workgroup at all. This is in stark contrast to another distro I've tried which found it and set everything up automatically. The workgroup has one WinXP machine on cable via a router, plus one Win7 machine via router and wifi link. I guessit failed to sort out smb.conf or something?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Seamless Mount Of Encrypted Disks And New Session Creation After Each Screen Lock?

Sep 8, 2011

I installed openSUSE 11.4 on HP elitebook 2560p few days ago (using KDE live CD). In general system is working fine, but steel I cannot resolve couple of really annoying issues: 1. I've created encrypted partitions for swap and home during OS installation. As result the system keep asking for passwords for each of encrypted partitions before show login screen. That leads to situation when I have to type 3 passwords during each boot/reboot. I was using the same configuration (swap and home were encrypted) on Ubuntu 11.04 and there both encrypted partitions were mount automatically with no password typing after login to the system. Could you please tell how I can configure the same behavior on openSUSE 11.4 ?

2. I've enabled auto screen lock after 5 mins being inactive. As result when I going back to laptop and to unlock the screen the system shows login screen (default login screen with user selection). But when user and password filled in I click login it creates entire new KDE session. Therefore all staff that was open before screen lock is gone. However old session is still in the system (it appears in output from 'w' command).

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing On Windows With Several Hard Disks?

Jan 15, 2011

I would like to install ubuntu on windows xp which has 6 partitioned hard disks. When I try to install ubuntu on hard disk F, it says i need to select a root. However, I could not succeed in selecting a `root`. I also tried wubi, but it was terminated with an abrupt error just before it was finished. Furthermore, what does boot directory mean?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing Dual Boot WithXP On SCSI Disks?

Aug 31, 2010

Using 9.10 in dual-boot with XP:

Dell 600SC running an Adaptec 39160 dual channel SCSI controller which has 2 disks connected to it. The machine also has 2 IDE drives connected to it. The boot order of the disks is set to the SCSI disks as the first in boot order (after CD).

I am trying to set it to maximize performance from the SCSI config so I have XP on the first SCSI and I set up Ub 9.1 on the second SCSI in a dual-boot configuration.

In this set up the machine when rebooting goes straight to XP (on the first SCSI) and does not even see the Ub installation. The installation went fine and no complaints. On the same machine if I just had Ub on the first SCSI - machine boots fine (albeit after a long pause looking for the bootloader).

So with XP on the first disk (which I need to - to have XP) the Ub bootloader does not seem to set the right params to be able to boot.

Again this is with 9.1. Not trying 10.04 as with 10.04 I don't even get to boot even with standalone Ub (with no XP). However it installs fine but does not find bootloader in 10.4, so we will keep to the 9.1 for now. I am however open to working with 10.04 if there is a solution in dual-boot with XP in my config.

So again 9.1 installs fine with XP on 1st SCSI disk, an ub 9.1 on 2nd SCSI disk, but then bootloader does not get activated and machine goes straight to XP.

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Debian Hardware :: Servers Which Contain SATA Disks And SAS Disks?

Feb 25, 2010

I have servers which contain SATA disks and SAS disks. I was testing the speed of writing on these servers and I recognized that SAS 10.000 disks much more slowly than the SATA 7200. What do you think about this slowness? What are the reasons of this slowness?

I am giving the below rates (values) which I took from my test (from my comparisons between SAS 10.000 and SATA 7200);

dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile.txt bs=1024 count=1000000 when this comment was run in SAS disk server, I took this output(10.000 rpm)

(a new server,2 CPU 8 core and 8 gb ram)

1000000+0 records in
1000000+0 records out
1024000000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 12.9662 s, 79.0 MB/s (I have not used this server yet) (hw raid1)


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Ubuntu Installation :: Which Disks Can Be Main Boot Disks

Mar 31, 2010

I have/had a PC with several hard drives, and a mix of ubuntu and windows on multi boot.The old boot drive died screaming, and I need to start again. (But my data is safe! yay!)

Is there anything special about which drive can be the main drive to start booting from? Or to put it another way, can I install to any of the other 3 and expect it to work, or do I need to switch them around so a different drive is on the connections for the recently dead one?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot - After Installing New Graphics Drivers OpenSUSE 11.4

Jul 14, 2011

I have installed openSUSE 11.4, and I really like it compared to other linux versions I've tried, but I find it requires a bit more linux know-how.

Being fairly new to linux, it has been quite the effort to learn but I started getting the hang of things via online support and such. Lately I've been having some problems.

I need linux to run a TCAD program, and it requires some openGL functionality and was giving me errors when I tried entering the software related modeling GUI.

Anyhow, I thought it had to do with my graphics drivers, so I decided to update them via ATI proprietary driver. After doing this, the system booted me into the console rather than X.

I tried numerous online guides on how to fix the issues, by running all sorts of boot commands (nomodset), and I read the graphics driver theory, as well as trouble shooting ATI graphics.

In the process, I also installed a radeonhd-xorg11-something through YAST, and that caused a black screen altogether upon boot. I managed to boot into failsafe with x, and from there I removed it via YAST, however this did not resolve issues. I also deleted any xorg.cionf files in hopes that the system will default back to the radeon driver.

As it stands right now, I can only boot into my system via failsafe mode. I'm keeping the unit off for now as it's probably tired from all the hard reboots I had to do . If someone can help me resolve this issue, I can turn it on and enter any commands required, such as finding out the graphics card, the kernel, the driver currently running, etc and I can post it here.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Windows1 / Windows2 / Windows3 After Installing OpenSUSE

Jul 24, 2011

I installed openSUSE alongside Windows yesterday using the default settings. I had the installer automatically shrink my windows partition and create one for openSUSE. When I boot my computer now, the openSUSE bootloader shows up with options to boot into openSUSE, failsafe openSUSE, windows1, windows2, or windows3. Windows1 and windows2 appear to be the same thing - they both boot into windows, they read the same info for the hard drive, they have access to all the same files. Windows3 cannot start and says that the BOOTMNGR is missing. What are these three different windows options, why are two the same, and why doesn't one work?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Best Way Of Installing OpenSUSE Without Losing Any Data?

Mar 16, 2010

I am interested in installing openSUSE on my computer and my PC already has a Debian installation on it.What is the easiest/best way of installing openSUSE without losing any data?

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Installation :: Live Disks Won't Install Drivers Or Install?

Feb 19, 2009

So far I've tried gOS, Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and SuZE. The result is the same: The live disk runs, opens up but the graphics are shoddy, sound doesn't work, everything is very slow, and in attempting to partition and install the os, it stays at "Resizing partitions 0%"I know Live disks are going to be a bit slower, but this is super slow and this computer is just a few months old. Usually the live cds have a database of drivers for common media but it just isn't accelerating the graphics or even recognizing my wireless. I know its not the CDs because they work fine on other (much older) computers.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installing Other Language On OpenSUSE 10.3

Apr 21, 2010

I have to install another language to an openSUSE 10.3.The problem is that after selecting the language the system is requesting the CD but I don't have one. Can I force the system to update from the Internet repositories or something like that?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installing VNC On A VPS Using SSH?

Jan 29, 2010

I have just been given a VPS to have a play with. Its got Open SuSE 10.0 installed and I have root and SSH access.

Ideally Im trying to install a desktop manager (Gnome ideally), so that I can setup something like VNC and using a graphical interface (I assume this is possible?).

Working on the assuming that it is possible I whats the best way to proceed? Installing YUM to install gnome and a vnc-server?

I found some instructions here, however im not sure if they are accurate: Bob and the Knowledge Factory / Install VNC in VPS server with Gnome

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Jan 20, 2011

I'm running opensuse 11.2 with gnome. When I plug in a USB disk. It automatically mounts those partitions that it recognizes. I'd rather it didn't. It creates icons on the desktop although I've managed to stop it opening a file manager window for each partition.But how do I stop the mounting altogether? I've looked in the menus, yast, gnome control centre and sysconfig editor but haven't found anything. And google hasn't given me any clues.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installing Next To The (K)Ubuntu?

Dec 14, 2009

If you are installing along side of (K)Ubuntu, you may have problems booting back to your ubuntu distro.The openSuse installer will put a menu item for it in it's list which will go to it's menu file (i.e. all your old options from ubuntu will show up when selected).My kubuntu menu never called out a new root though so it could not find the kernel image.

I fixed it by mounting the partition from within openSuse and adding 'root (hd0,4)' to the menu entry.Seems to have done the trick,I can now boot to either openSuse or Kubuntu.Don't know how updates will be handled yet, but I'm backing up my MBR as a precaution. Note that grub is zero based for drive and partition so hd0,4 looks in the fifth partition of the first drive.

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Jul 27, 2010

I have win 7 ultimate. I would like to install opensuse but with the option to revert back to my old MBR in case things don't work out. my win 7 dvd gives a version error everytime i try to restore the MBR so i end up having to reinstall windows 7 in it's entirety Is there a tool that allows me to reload my MBR without going into windows? i recently botched an install and got a grub 17 error lol so i could not go into windows. That was funny. Also is there a way to install opensuse without touching my MBR at all. (it's going on a separate drive by itself). I want win 7 as my main, and i'm good with just an entry for opensuse, which i can remove at my pleasure if i'm tried of it

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Oct 2, 2010

I have a for me very hard to handle problem as I'm quite new to Linux.I want to install openSUSE 11.3 on a virtual Server with nothing more than a ssh shell and root Rights.

Currently running is version 10.3 of OpenSUSE. I tried updating via dist upgrade but at some point it stops with following Error: We do not have enough disk space in /etc or /dev/zerodoes not exist. Exit. error: %post(pam-modules-11.1-5.1.x86_64) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

I know that this is the Result of low RAM and/or swap Memory but in a virtual Server I can't influence those.

PS: The Reason Version 10.3 is in use, are the available preinstalled OSs so there is no higher Version available.

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Nov 30, 2010

i've decided that i wanna learn a bit of linux, and so i tried to install suse... i've come to have a lot of problems:i downloaded both the KDE Live CD and the DVD (4++ gb), both 64 bit.i dunno about the software there, but should i get the 32 bit version becouse is more likely they works or the 64 bit is fine?

what i'd like to do is overwrite my windows 7 (basically get rid of it, only way for me to use linux).i tried installing from Live CD (burned) but it does not seems to work, tried the USB thing but still something is wrong, is like is not recognized... i can't burn 4++ gb so i was wondering if there is a way to use the ISO w/o burning it... ofc i tried but in the boot menu it asks for a CD so nothing to do.

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Feb 27, 2011

I've got a Thinkpad 770 that I'd like to install openSuse onto. I am not planning to use KDE or GNOME on this machine, but one of the other simpler GUIs.Is there an install CDROM available for machines that do not have DVD drives?

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Mar 18, 2011

I used to install Opensuse on many computers using a mounted .iso file nfs-shared over my home network.Booting the "to be installed computer" with the -NET cd, pressing F4 to specify DHCP+NFS.It worked great until 11.4; when Yast starts, I'm stuck with this error message:"Unable to create repository from URL 'nfs://'.I can confirm that before starting yast, the mount is ok and that the "Installation system" is loaded over nfs from the server machine.

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May 7, 2011

i have windows 7 installed on my samsung labtop . i want to install opensuse so it be dual OS on same laptop when i come to the disk part in installation is suggests formatting the whole hard disk including the hidden recovery partition as it don't see win7 at all while i have 22gb unformated space for installing opensuse.

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Jul 18, 2010

I installed K3B 2 today on opensuse 11.2, hoping that something may have been done to make it burn disks, I've had these problems since opensuse 11.0.

When I try to burn a cdrw disk it usually fails with the error that the cd drive doesn't like the disk, if I try and expensive disk I sometimes get the same error, but if it does burn successfully and I put the disk back in the drive all I've got is a blank disk which won't take a 2nd burn.

I've tried DVDRWs and as soon as I click burn K3B decides the blank disk needs formatting and this then fails and keeps failing nomatter what I do. If I choose the ignore option for the speed when formatting it seems to format the disk then it takes between 1 & 3 attempts to burn the dissk.

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Jan 5, 2010

I'm trying to install OpenSUSE 11.2 on a SunFire X4140 without success. It has 2 x 146GB SAS disks.The installation seems to go just fine until it comes to booting from local disk, where I get:"Boot failed : press a key to retry"I've tried installing with the GRUB and LILO boot loaders, and in different locations - on disk, in the MBR etc. I also tried SLES10 + SLES11 which gives me similar errors.

I'm not sure if it is significant, but in the YaST Installation Settings I see:"it was not possible to determine the exact order of disks for device map. The order of disks can be changed in 'Boot Loader Installation Details' "I did change the order of the disks but that had no effect. I don't see the error in SLES10.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Installing Machine With No DVD Drive

Jan 7, 2010

I'm trying to install on a machine that has a CD drive but no DVD (and is currently running 10.3). Following the procedure here I created a filesystem on the server and copied the DVD ISO to that. I boot with the network install CD and in the boot options I put in
But then I get a red error diag saying
Could not find the openSUSE respository
Activating manual setup program

I go into the manual setup program, select hard disk, sda7, the iso file appears in the "Enter the source directory." dialog so I click OK. It does the "Loading the installation system" (or something, it's quick) and then errors with "No repository found". I have also tried sharing the iso file from a windows server and using network SMB but that didn't work. Tried mounting the install DVD (that I have used successfully before) on the windows machine, sharing it, and point the manual SMB install at that. Everything gives me "No repository found." I could use the Network CD to do an Internet install, but that seems unnecessarily slow and wasteful of bandwidth when I've already downloaded the DVD iso.

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