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I am getting a "No devices matches MBR identifier 0x8c71ad6e!" message along with a reboot in 120 seconds message. This occurs after kernel load and at the start of openSUSE boot.

I have tried both the 64bit and 32bit downloads


I have checksum checked both images after download. I have attempted the install on CD and USB stick with both images and the result is always the same.

I've included a screen image on my site: No Devices Matches MBR Identifier | Badzilla

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-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

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-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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