OpenSUSE Install :: A Lot Of Troubles During Inst. (FIRMWARE Errors)?
Feb 19, 2010
I am getting crazy with my system.(I got the machine from previous guy working on it with XP, I installed myself linux, but with zero experience, 2 years ago).starting point yesterday:3 HDs in raid, SUSE 10.3 x64 installed on sdc1 with problems, XP on sda, SUSE 10.2 x32 on sda as well:
After installing 64 bit 11.2 with no apparent problems: computer hangs up on desktop boot opensuse 11.2-18.104.22.168-0.1, however I can boot from failsafe opensuse 11.2-22.214.171.124-0.1. I had problems trying to install Ubuntu so I checked out the opensuse. I do not know if this is an easy fix! I decided to avoid buying anymore windows system software. I ran memory test with no problems. The firmware test reported 4 errors. I have windows XP installed on other hard drive - no problems there.
I'm trying to install OpenSuse 11.2 from iso image without burning it in a DVD.. because I don't have a CD or DVD drive.I'm using Windows Vista.firstly I mounted the dvd image .. but thought that was wrong because when rebooting instillation won't find the image.. is that true?so, I extracted it and I opened openSUSE11_2_ LOCAL.exe. and then reboot.. got two choices (Vista or install OpenSuse) and selected install OpenSuse but my screen went "out of range" !!
My old Creative Zen MP3 player has just gone titsup - it's gone into recovery mode and attempts to reload the firmware come up with device not connected errors (even under Windoze XP) So I'm looking around for a replacement and the Cowon D2 looks good as it takes SD cards like the zen (and I'd just bought 2 new 8Gb cards). The Zen used mtpfs which worked under linux but not well an I believe the D2 just connects as USB memory. Anyone out there using a Cowon D2 under Linux?
From the start-up manual I know the Firmware Test Starts a BIOS checker that validates ACPI and other parts of your BIOS. I noticed there are 3 failures in the result. (The font size on the screen is too small for me to read.) I got stuck in trying to save to either of the two choices provided with names I don't understand. I had to use the three-finger salute to bail me out.
I am trying to install OpenSuse 11.3 64-bit version on a Macbook Pro (5,4 firmware 1.8). The laptop will only run Linux and no OSX so I want to use the entire disk for OpenSuse. With that in mind, during install I switch to expert mode:
1. Delete all partitions 2. Create a new "msdos" partition table 3. Create sda1 as ext4, format and mount "/" on it 4. Create sda2 and assign it as swap partition 5. Continue the remaining install as normal.
After reboot, grub loads up but boot hangs at:
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
For context, I have tried Fedora and Ubuntu on this laptop and both hang at "Uncompression Error -- System halted" error. I ran memtest on the laptop and all LiveCDs run fine on it so that rules out hardware issues. My guess is that with Fedora and Ubuntu, both use grub2 and there is some complication with grub2. CentOS and OpenSuse seem to use grub and that gets me as far as loading the kernel but then boot hangs after initrd loading at the error above.
I installed openSuSe 11.4 on a Lenovo W500 and noticed this error message upon bootup. The desktop login doesn't make it to the screen. I went into fail-safe mode as root. I know the issue is attributed to the R600_rlc.bin located in /lib/firmware/R600_rlc.bin. I attempt to make some config changes but the file is in binary. It could be a problem associated with the creation of the initrd but not certain. It's a dual-boot system running Windows 7 on the other partition
Anybody else get errors about the 11.2 disk image being bad? All the linux and windows software I use say it's not in the "proper" format. I also straight burned it as a bootable disk and it still doesn't work.
I am trying to install a brand new installation of Opensuse 11.3 on a PC. I am using the Gnome desktop. When installing I get SO many errors saying "YAST2: package "xxx" could not be downloaded" or "installation of package "xxx.rpm failed." Ignore, Abort Retry.
I ran a checksum on the iso I downloaded from this site and it checks out. What is going on?
After installing Opensuse 11.3 i get massive graphical errors after reboot. Those errors directly start after the first resolution change after grub. So i used nomodeset from now on and installed the drivers from nvidia.
After this X11 only flasht up very shortly and i got this logs:
I decided to install windoze 7 and it finally worked. It was complicated, I have two HDD's on cable select and the one I wanted M$ installed on was second in the series. So I changed that around and it finally installed. I then changed it back to the way it was and now of course grub works for SUSE but not M$. I get error #13. My Windows drive also does not show up in sysinfo:/. I went to terminal and ran fdisk -l and
Code: Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0004924b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda2 263 9726 76019580 83 Linux
Disk /dev/sdb: 472.3 GB, 472345632768 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 57426 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Disk identifier: 0x30ceb02f
Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table. And that is the outcome.
I have an HP dv7-1285dx. First, I attempted to install openSuse 11.2 KDE via the live disk. A small ways through the installation, I was told that the image could not be properly copied to the disk. Then, I attempted to do it via the standard DVD, and a small ways through the installation I kept receiving errors saying that the packages could not be found, and gives me the option to skip. I can't install unless I skip all 600-something of them.
Trying to clean up my system having removed some factory repos so now I have the standard 4, update, oss, non-oss & packman. When updating and switchine to packman I get many Wrong Digest errors and when downloading many NO KEY messages.
What is the significance of the no key message. How can I renew keys from repo sites and what should I do about the Wrong Digest warnings?
I've been trying to figure out how to run/install openSUSE from a usb stick for several days. I downloaded the 11.4 .iso from distrowatch & used the following command in Linux Mint to put it on the usb stick.
It gets to the loading screen and get stuck. It has a small bar going across, that never finishes. I've hit escape to try and get some info, but don't know what I'm looking for and it's too much to write down. I did notice there were several I/O errors. I did check the usb for defects and it returned ok, and the md5sum was correct.
I've also tried safe settings which takes me to a blueish/black screen and stays there. No ACPI starts to load and then drops to a shell.
how to get this accomplished? I've installed many Linux OS's and I've never had this much trouble.
ps. I"ve read the "please read" pre installation page on here, and things just don't make a whole lot of sense to me.
Does anyone know where there might be a log of the shutdown errors I see flash on the screen when I shutdown the system? I thought they'd be in the warning log. Or is there a way to freeze that screen so I can actually read what is happening?
I've been trying to burn Suse 11.2 to a DVD now for a couple of days but I keep running into trouble. When verifying a disk after burning Suse on it it keeps giving me errors. I've tried Nero and ImgBurn, different burners, different ISOs, different burning speeds (downloaded via torrent and http) but it keeps giving me the verification error.
The only thing I haven't tried is a different brand of DVDs but until now I've never had any problems with this brand.
When I shut down or restart my computer, I can see there are some errors related to failed services (about xinetd, I think, which is NOT enable). But it scroll too fast and I cannot note them. Sorry for the "newbie" question: how can I see the log of what happened ? (dmesg only gives log about kernel, if I'm not wrong.)
How do I find out which bugs/errors are detected by the system when it is loaded/booted.have seen the emergence of failed in red text briefly but did not have time to read what it says.Would prefer to send a log(file containing error log) so experienced users can see if I done something wrong or if it appears to be ok. but how do I do this?
I think this is a really simple question...forgive me. My installation of Ubuntu server went fine, the box runs great. But I forgot to select "LAMP" server for web/php/mysql etc services. I could re-run the whole thing, but isn't there a shell command to kick me back into the script so I can just add the LAMP stuff?
I've bought Earthworm Jim 1&2 from gog.com thinking that i could play it on my old Pentium 2 computer running DOS.
The problem is the game requires it's soundtrack CD, which is suplied by GOG in the form an ISO image with a .inst file that acts as some kind of header(just like a cue file is to a bin image). It contains details about the tracks. But i have no ideea how to burn it. Brasero will burn it, but it's unreadable. K3B doesn't seem to like it.
DOSBox has no problem mounting this type of image, and the game works fine after i've mounted the image.
So the question is, how should i burn this type of file(ISO Audio Image with .inst header)?
Since F12 I've big troubles with my left shift key.
I've Fedora running on 3 hosts. 2 desktops and 1 laptop. Only on one of the desktops I've these troubles.
If I press the left shift key sometimes shift gets locked. If it's locked, no key can unlock it. Not the left, not the right shift, nor any other key... and I tried them all meanwhile;-)
It's a real shift lock, not a caps lock. After a (random?) time it releases itself without any user interaction. Releasetime varies between 1 and many seconds.
So, only waiting helps. I already followed the wiki entries for debugging keyboard (input-dev) issues. Watching the output of evtest shows exactly the same output for the usual case and the lock case. They both look like this... code...
I'm trying to set up a mini grid of linux boxes, but am quite new to setting linux up.I've installed fedora 13 on one and would like to be able to SSH in to it. All boxes are within a university network (under a proxy if that makes any difference?).I can mount a shared disc easily enough, and SSH out to other computers (that I didn't set up myself),I've tried following a few threads, temporarily taking down firewalls, disabling SELinux, messing around with iptables but can't seem to manage it.
I installed newest Ubuntu system, 11.04, Natty-Narwhal, and PC is running smoothly. It is solid machine, Celeron 430, 1 gb of DDR2 memory and I have both LAN card and graphics integrated on the mobo which is MSI 7529, based on G31/P35/P31 chipset.
I plugged lan cable directly from my PC to the ADSL router. There is another Win Xp machine on the same router and it has connection, and internet is working fine. Right now Im writing from the Win 7 laptop, which is connected to the same router via wifi link... all working like a charm...
But, when I plug the Ubuntu desk I cannot get access to bot lan and internet...
I searched the net and it seems that ubuntu didnt install proper driver during the OS installation. Here are some diagnostics of the current config and state:
Code: Module Size Used by binfmt_misc 13213 1 snd_hda_codec_realtek 255820 1 code....
As you can see I need to install driver named r8101 instead this one r8169 and I think it will work that way. I found driver here only problem is dont know how to replace them.
I just want to see if anyone else is having problems connecting to networks, wifi or wired. For some reason, I can see both wired and wireless networks available but when I try to connect, it times out. I updated a couple of days ago and suddenly started having problems today. Anyone else having the same problem?I have only tried the router and repeater I have to connect to. My other computers are working just fine. One is actually running as a Debian server with no GUI (which I do not update as often). The other is a Mac.
I can't my system because of this error: Code: linux-firmware: /lib/firmware/radeon/R700_rlc.bin exists in filesystem Note that in the beginning, it asks:
Code: :: Replace kernel26-firmware with core/linux-firmware? [Y/n] There are so many updates by now that the list fills in a few pages in the terminal! Also, I wonder why so many Arch updates get stuck or broken compared to almost any other distro? Is it poorly designed packages? Is it a design flaw in pacman/the package format?