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 :: Window Manager Selection And NIS?

Mar 4, 2011

I am trying to integrate two new machines into an old network running NFS and NIS. One machine has 11.4 and the other 11.3. On the 11.4 machine login, I select "other" and before entering my password I can select my desired window manager from the "sessions" list in the task bar. On the 11.3 machine I select "other", but nothing appears in the task bar. The "sessions" list briefly flashes up after I have already entered by password and hit enter. This machine always starts up in KDE even though I have specified GNOME as the default display manager.Also, on either machine after validating my login, I never appear as a user in the login list. I always have to select "other". Other network users in the same group or users local to the machine do not have either problem. I tried wiping my home directory, but it makes no difference. I'm guessing this has something to do with the NIS but there is no admin here anymore

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OpenSUSE Install :: KDE3 Disappeared From Graphical Login Selection (OS11.0)?

Feb 21, 2010

I used KDE3 with 11.0 with some KDE4 apps till I needed some applications from the KDE4 factory tree and mistakenly left the repository active. Next time the online update also updated most of the applications I would rather keep, and as a result the KDE3 disappeared from the KDM login choices. So I have two questions:1. how to enable users to select KDE3 at login (currently I have to select failsafe mode and run startkde manually)2. how to replay back an update I didn't want to have?

Perhaps a combination of the above: can I upgrade to OS11.2 and keep KDE3? (please don't tell me to switch to KDE4, I acknowledge and appreciate the effort and the improvements that KDE4 got, but it's still not a replacement for KDE3 - there are so many simple things which are impossible in the new version)

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Ubuntu :: Screen Messed Up When Booting Maverick10.10

Jan 22, 2011

My screen gets all messed up (pixelated) for about a second when starting Maverick10.10. It first started when loading Blender2.56. Can someone explain to me what maybe causing this as I don't even know if it's a graphics card issue or not. I tried searching on the net for people with similar problems but couldn't find anything. Radeon x300 graphics card using the open source drivers.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Upgrade 11.1 To 11.2 Messed Up Boot/grub?

Nov 27, 2009

I just did an upgrade from 11.1 to 11.2 and can not boot to OpenSUSE any more. That happened when the first reboot was starting after finishing the upgrade from the DVD. I tried to find the issue and use the repair system with no luck yet. Now I get no gfx for grub

The only thing I managed is to add the windows boot section for windows but I can not seem to boot to opensuse.



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OpenSUSE Install :: Messed Up NVidia Driver After Upgrade

Jul 26, 2010

I did an upgrade of Nvidia(Latest version v.196) and KDE-base4 to KDE 4.4.4(I think) in Yast2. Now when I reboot the X doesnt start. I claim it can't find any nvidia-module. I thing the upgrade of Nvidia v.196 failed, so I need to know how to reinstall Nvidia in console(CLI). It only boot up in cli. I thought it is so simple to just download the latest driver and install in CLI, but my NetworkManager doesnt start eighter so I don't have any network.

OpenSUSE 11.2 64bits
KDE 4.4.x
Nvidia NV140 Quadro 512MB

I guess my mistake was to upgrade both KDE and Nvidia in the same operation.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Completely Messed Up System (fstab)?

Aug 11, 2010

This is an install of openSUSE-11.2 32bit. Obvoiusly, during the fresh install something went wrong. The HDD has 4 primary partitions, meant for /boot / swap /home (in that order). Instead of /home partition /dev/sda4 is mounted on /usr.

Currently it looks like this:

# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000cbdf6


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OpenSUSE Install :: Fix NTFS Partition Messed Up By Qparted Resize?

Apr 22, 2010

I used QParted to size one my hard drive's NTFS partition to make unallocated space available to install SUSE. QParted created the the unalloacted space fine and I got SUSE up and running.

However, the NTFS partition is messed up. The QParted GUI and the SUSE's Disk management GUI shows it as NTFS drive with 319 GB space. However, nothing seem to be able to read/write to it. QParted gives a warning "Unable to read contents of this file system! Because of this some operations maybe unavailable." Is there any way to fix this NTFS partition so I can recover data from it?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Clock Messed Up 2 Hours Early Or Forward - Idk

Jun 14, 2010

i probably messed up the clock somehow... I think during install. Linux keeps messing up windows clock... And vice versa... When the clock in windows is correct (say, 2 PM), the clock in Linux when i reboot says 4 PM... And when i set up the clock in Linux to the correct time (in this case 2 PM) and boot into windows, windows clock says 12 PM...

Of course, when i correct it in windows, linux clock gets messed up again... 2 hours early or forward, idk... I'm not sure what i did to make this happen... Maybe has something to do with hardware clock... I don't wanna constantly correct time whenever i change systems...

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Software :: Selection Buffer Sending Text Before Completing Selection?

Jun 18, 2010

How can I change the behavior of the selection buffer or a program that uses it ( I have xclip) to not send me text until the mouse button is released while clicking and dragging? This causes havok in the software I'm developing that tries to make use of the selection buffer. I need the full selection, not bits more bits more bits and then the full selection.EDIT: I cannot listen for mouse events such as button release outside of the GUI of my program.

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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 :: Multiple File Selection For KDE?

Oct 31, 2010

what the logic Dolphin uses for selecting multiple files.

If I am viewing a large number of files, I want to select a subset without having
to click each file one-by-one. The way things USED to work in KDE 3.5:

Select the first file. Move the mouse to the last file, press SHIFT while clicking the file, and all the files starting with the first one selected up to the last one are selected.

In KDE4, performing the above technique produces a random selection. Sometimes,
the desired results occur. Frequently, the first few files are deselected. More frequently, files BELOW the last one are highlighted, and only a few above stay selected.

what logic is used for multiple file selection? Is there a better way to select a range of files?

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OpenSUSE :: Yast Software.... Selection?

Sep 14, 2011

I just installed opensuse, and I really like it! I think I may be finally ready to switch from windows to linux 100%, despite years (literally) of wanting to.

Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any good software. I've enabled the packman repositories, or at least I think I have (I used the graphical tool, not the command line). But when I do a search for some programs, nothing comes up. Google chrome didn't even come up until I installed a repository special just for it.

No picasa, no nestopia, and formerly no chrome nor chromium. Is the software selection through packman just not as varied as ubuntu (which I barely played with before getting kernel panics out the whazoo)?

Also, I finally have a distribution where it isn't difficult to install proprietary ati drivers! I loved arch, but it was a nightmare; even if you did manage to install the drivers, you had to do a whole bunch of stuff every single time the kernel was upgraded... and it was rolling release! (Which I love, but somewhere I read that I shouldn't use the opensuse rolling distro version because of ati drivers, but I never really understood why.) However, ati catalyst didn't get installed. Is it a separate package?

Finally, and this is simply a tack-on for completeness, my wireless card doesn't work, and I followed the forums advice and it still failed, but I'm not worried because I'm ditching the broadcom and buying one better suited for linux. In the meantime, forwarding my wireless from my netbook to my desktop over an ethernet cable works miracles! I wish I had thought of this sooner; it would have saved me so much time lugging that desktop and monitor to the room with the router!

Hi all, and I have a feeling I'll be around here for awhile!

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OpenSUSE :: Firefox Selection Void After Paste

Apr 26, 2010

When I paste a text selection from a Firefox page into a text field in the page, the selection becomes void.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Video - Mobo Selection ?

Feb 12, 2010

On motherboard and GPU selection. I'm planning on an i5 on a Gigabyte P55 AUD4 board (think that's the numbers). I was thinking about an NVidia graphics card but the ATI 5775 has also been suggested. I'd thought NVidia was better for Linux but someone said this wasn't the case unless you were talking 3D. (I'll be dual booting windows, so windows 3D performance is relevant for midrange gaming) Can you advise on a good choice of graphics card that will be compatible with SUSE, +quiet, low-mid price bracket. ($150-200 Australian, about $100-$130 USD I guess.)

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SUSE :: Is OpenSUSE A Good Selection For 64 Bit PowerMac?

Jan 6, 2010

I have an old (2005) PowerMac that just got out of the shop for a new power supply. I'm installing a new hard drive and have no operating system for it. Is OpenSUSE a good selection for a 64 bit PowerMac? Are there any incompatibility issues?Anything I should do before installation?I have read most of the pre-install instructions and I'm wondering if:

1.Will Open Firmware allow Target Disk Mode (like OS X) to boot from firewire drives using Linux?
2.What applications / operating systems are best with 64 bit PowerPC machines?
3.Is network administration / simple file hosting / and network security straightforward with Linux (OpenSUSE)?
4.Is network backup software native / available to Linux distros?
5.Does OpenSUSE or any other Linux OS work well with Dual Processors? Native Support?

I will have tons of questions. I use OpenSUSE on a laptop and I seem to like it fairly well.It is not UBUNTU, and that's a good thing.I like how OpenSUSE feels.I've never used Linux on a PowerPC, but I use several Macintosh G4 and G5 machines.

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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 :: 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 :: 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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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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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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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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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 :: 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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