OpenSUSE Install :: Doesn't Boot GUI Workspace It Boot Into Text Like Space Named "Emerald - Kernel

Jan 31, 2010

I got the serious problem after update my opensuse 11.2, after update the message appeared and said restart my machine to updates take effect and after restart system doesn't boot GUI workspace it boot into text like space named "Emerald - Kernel - desktop (tty1)".What can I do to boot my machine into GUI again?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Dual Boot 11.2 / Doesn't Boot From Win7

Feb 14, 2010

I turn back to openSUSE and install it in my machine (win7 installed first),but i can't boot from win7. openSUSE doesn't boot from win7 (like ubuntu) and i can't see ntfs win7 partition from openSUSE. Why openSUSE is so complicated about dual booting

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OpenSUSE Install :: Out Of Space On /boot

Jan 7, 2011

opensuse v11.3

I started an update today. Part way through I got the message that there is not enough room on /boot to complete the kernel update. "This can't be good," I thought.

Indeed, there is only 6.4MB free space on /boot of 69MB; at least 9MB were expected. I do not know why the partition is so small. It is formatted ext3.

How do I go about creating a /boot partition with more space?

Here is the current disk complement:


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OpenSUSE Install :: Can Swap Space Added After Boot Be Used?

Apr 15, 2010

I found what I believe to be odd behavior on an OpenSuSE 11.0 computer today. I needed to add some disk space on one of our computers and here is what I did: This computer had a separate disk for swap space so I deactivated swap (swapoff -a) and then removed the swap entry from /etc/fstab. I then shut down the computer and replaced what was a single disk used only for swap with a RAID1 hardware mirror.

I then booted the system and added a swap partition and another file system on the new RAID1 volume. Even after activating the new swap space with swap on, no swap ever seems to be actually allocated. The swap space shows up in top, free, "swap -s" and vmstat, but never gets used. I realize that a reboot will result in the swap being used, but is there anyway to get the kernel to use the swap without a reboot.

It's probably worth noting that I verified this behavior on a second computer. That is I turned off swap, removed the swap entry in /etc/fstab and then rebooted. Swap is never actually allocated until a second reboot. By the way, this was discovered when some of our users attempted to run java on the system where I did the first work and they got:

prompt> java -version
Error occurred during initialization of VM
Could not reserve enough space for object heap
Could not create the Java virtual machine.

Yesterday, java was working fine and I got the same results on my test computer. Is this a kernel bug or just odd behavior?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Kernel 2.6.37 Won't Boot?

Jan 25, 2011

I received a kernel update a few days ago. When I try to boot with kernel 2.6.37, I get a few errors saying that a volume couldn't be mounted and that /lib/modules/2.6.37-desktop/modules.dep couldn't be found. I'm then left with a minimal terminal prompt.

Is this a common problem? If not, I'll try to take a picture of the error so that you can see exactly what happened. I can still boot with kernel 2.6.34 like I could before the update.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Live CD On USB Doesn't Boot / What To Do?

Dec 19, 2009

Trying to booting an Acer TM 8371 Notebook using USB flash media and the openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64 image.

After the BIOS greeting messages nothing more happens. System seems to hang. When removing the USB memory stick the system continues on trying to boot from the hdd.

When using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64 image, system detects the USB stick properly and retrieves it's ip address. Since there is no PXE system set up, installation of course stops thereafter.

What's the difference between both images? I recognized that when using the openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64 image a partition with type linux is created on the USB stick. When using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64 image fdisk says:

"Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table".

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OpenSUSE Install :: KDE Doesn't Start On Boot?

May 5, 2010

I have just done a fresh network install on SUSE on a new HP Proliant ML115 server. The install seemed to go OK, but on rebooting after the install I get a shell logon/prompt -- no GUI. Have tried reinstalling with the same result. If I try to run startkde I get a message that says "$DISPLAY is not set or cannot connect to the X server."

How do I resolve this?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot Into The Xen Kernel After Initial?

Apr 17, 2010

I'm trying to work with Xen for the first time,if I mess up some of the lingo here or if I don't quite make sense. I've been running openSUSE 11.2 since it first was released, and after an initial problem with my video driver, its been working great. I tried to install Xen today, and after the install appeared to complete successfully, it asked me to reboot and boot into the Xen kernel. When I did this, although the system booted up to the command line, it didn't launch KDE. When I try to start KDE manually it tells me that it "Can't connect to X server".

This seems to be roughly the same problem I had when I first installed openSUSE but I can't for the life of me remember how in god's name I fixed it.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Find Old Kernel / But It Still Won't Boot

Sep 23, 2010

My laptop threw a wobbly recently (same time as kernel update?) I have got it to find the old kernel, but it still won't boot.It's a 11.3 install, dual-booted with XP. The /boot partition is in the root partition - sda7. Why is it trying to mount sda7 as swap? (not in fstab like that)

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OpenSUSE Install :: Cannot Boot 11.3 With Realtime Kernel

Oct 3, 2010

i need to use the realtime kernel because i use jack audio connection kit so i tried to install the realtime kernel from the install/remove software program. I've found 2 kernels : Kernel-trace and kernel-rt i tried both of 'em but i cannot boot up suse. The first one gets to 3/4 of the loading bar , i hear the welcome sound and then it won't do anything else. The second won't do anything, black screen.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 - Unable To Boot Xen Kernel

Nov 9, 2010

I am unable to boot the xen kernel but can boot the desktop kernel. The machine boots and the last message I see is:
(Xen) Created cpupool 0 with Scheduler SMP Credit Scheduler (Credit)

After this the screen just turns into a random mess. It looks like graphics memory is pointing at a area of memory filled with random data. The computer actually boots but the display is unusable and the keyboard fails (num lock doesn't work). I can cleanly halt by pressing the power button and waiting for disk activity to stop. After reading several other threads I've tried various combinations of vga=mode-0x0f00 and nomodeset but the result is always the same. I've set the vga mode to 0x0f00 as I actually get to see up to the "Created cpupool...." in this mode. The system boots without any issues with opensuse 11.2.

I'm using a gigabyte GA-Q35M motherboard and the output from lspci is:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:03.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express MEI Controller (rev 02)
00:03.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82Q35 Express PT IDER Controller (rev 02) .....

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OpenSUSE Install :: Updated Kernel Will Not Boot -

Apr 30, 2011

Just updated to kernel from:[url]

No error. then rebooted and grub gives following error:

Press Any Key to Continue

this goes to grub boot menu where I then select my old kernel and it boots OK.

Question: Should root(hd2,2) be (hd0,2) like the working kernel?

My menu.lst is:

sda and sdb are not used at this time, sdb will have 12.1 Ms soon. The two windows drives are used by virtualvox for WIN XP backup. Not used often.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Added New Hard Disk And Opensuse Doesn't Boot?

Aug 31, 2011

I've recently added a new hard disk and due to mother board controllers this new hard disk is known as sda.Before that my boot partition was /dev/sda3 and know this changed to sdb3.Whenever grub menu appears and I choose opensuse,it can't find /dev/sda3 .It seems that I should edit menu.lst or change boot loader parameter.something like root (hd1,2).But I don't how I can do this with opensuse boot loader.Though I could do this with CentOS easily.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Boot Partition Doesn't Have Any Space Left?

Jun 15, 2011

My boot partition doesn't have any space left, rendering me unable to install any updates. Most space in the boot directory (85 MB) is taken by the following files:


It seems to me that I�d need at most one of these. What exactly do (or did) these initial ramdisks do, and is it safe to delete them?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Reboot Laptop - It Doesn't Boot Anything

May 18, 2010

Yesterday I used gparted to shrink win xp partition and to expand opensuse. When I try to reboot my laptop it doesn't boot anything, and it doesn't dislay on the screen anything like missing grub, grub rescue. I have opensuse 11.1 gnome on acer 5920g

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OpenSUSE Install :: Desktop Doesn't Start After Boot?

Nov 13, 2010

My laptop is a Core 2 Centrino and i installed OpenSUSE 11.3 i586 on it recently. I tried to install the graphic card's driver using this instruction:ATI Installer HOWTO for openSUSE usersafter installation was done, i restarted the system but during the boot, where the openSUSE appears, the screen went black and nothing happened afterward untill i turned of the system manually.i tried again and same result, so i logged in with failsafe and un-installed those packages, now the system boots successfully, but it boots to the terminal instead of the desktop. i might have removed the X server package or something that i have access to terminal and i can log in, i thought i can do something with it and solve it this way rather than re-installing the whole OS.he graphic card is :ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, if anyone knows how to the driver for this card, please let me know how to.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot From Usb When BIOS Doesn't Support It?

Mar 12, 2011

i just downloaded openSUSE 11.4,i used to burn the .iso file to a cd and then boot using the CD. recently my cd/dvd writer crashed and i was wondering could i boot from my pen drive in such cases,i also prepared a bootable pen drive but in my BIOS settings there is no option visble for such booting.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Desktop Doesn't Start After Boot

Jul 22, 2010

My laptop is a Core 2 Centrino and i installed OpenSUSE 11.3 i586 on it recently. I tried to install the graphic card's driver using this instruction: ATI Installer HOWTO for openSUSE users after installation was done, i restarted the system but during the boot, where the openSUSE appears, the screen went black and nothing happened afterward untill i turned of the system manually. i tried again and same result, so i logged in with failsafe and un-installed those packages, now the system boots successfully, but it boots to the terminal instead of the desktop. i might have removed the X server package or something important. now that i have access to terminal and i can log in, i thought i can do something with it and solve it this way rather than re-installing the whole OS.the graphic card is :

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, if anyone knows how to the driver for this card, please let me know how to.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Erase Kernel Releases From Boot?

Feb 22, 2010

I had no enough space under /boot & i tried to resize this patition without success. A Linux-user's told to me that it is possible to erase the latest kernel releases but i have no idea about this think.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Restoring Kernel Spew On Boot

Sep 29, 2010

I've recently performed a clean upgrade from 11.0 to 11.3 (wipe / partition to ext4, retain /home disk, swap partition etc.) and everything is fine, installed as Gnome distro with KDE3 from repos.Anyway, I've noticed that SuSE will say "doing fast boot" and suspend any console spew until after the kernel has finished with hardware detection and the like. I'd like to be able to see exactly what's happening with the kernel at boot, as I'm quite paranoid and in the event of system failure etc. it would be difficult to view the logs post-boot. Also, my IDE optical drives have a habit of sometimes only being partially detected due to the power line being somewhat intermittent, and I've seen the kernel attempt to re-stablish a link on 11.0, whereas I'd never be able to see that in 11.3 unless I see the console spew, so it would look like the system hanging on "doing fast boot".

Note: I do not want to disable splash=silent, unless spalsh has another option which will give me the desired functionality. I want to have a silent boot, with the option of going verbose with Esc; it's one of the things that I love about SuSE.Oh, and Grub was a nightmare as usual with disk ordering differing at run-time from config file and the total freeze at "loading stage2", so I had to manually fix that. Why does the installer seemingly ignore or revert the specific options I set for GRUB? I understand that the default options for GRUB are ok for single disk users, but my disk ordering is not overly exotic. I stress that this was not user error, as I've had the same issue from going from 10.2 to 10.3 to 11.0, even though they were clean grub installs (rewrites). /rant.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Boot After Updating The Kernel

Oct 4, 2010

Yesterday I updated openSuse 11.3 on my laptop. Kernel update from to was included. Yast performed fine and at the end it stated to reboot for using the new Kernel. So I did, but what a bad surprise!! Normally the Grub menu should have been updated, but not this time. Fortunately I know how to handle this, but not all users will be able to resolve this problem, so here's what to do if this happens to you: You will run into the Text console saying: Press any button to continue... Before doing this write down on a piece of paper the text lines visible on the screen, starting with:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi....... resume=/dev/disk........

or whatever it reads for your system. You will need this info to edit the menu and succeed to boot. Now press any key and you will get the Grub menu. The standard option will be highlighted. press "e" to edit that option. Next you will see the Grub menu lines

First press key "o" to add a new line, select it by arrow down, press "e" to edit the line. (In my case it was not possible to edit the full original line, but only the added options like vag=0x317) Enter the line you wrote down, but change the kernel's version number to the new one Should look similar like:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi.......

(it works if you only use the part before "resume=/dev/disk....") After finishing hit Enter and you will turn bach to the Grub menu lines. Now move with the up/down arrow key to the old line, press "d" to remove the old line. Next move to the line with "initrd /boot/initrd-", press "e" and edit the line so that it reads: initrd /boot/initrd- press Enter to move back to the Grub menu lines. Now press "b" to boot. After booting log in, open your file manager as root, browse to /boot/grub and open the menu.lst file to edit and change the kernel old version numbers to the new one. Save it and next time it your machine will boot normally again.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 Took 5 Goes To Install - Doesn't Boot Without Assistance And Can't Upgrade

Oct 10, 2010

I had a working setup of opensuse 11.0, dual booting using grub installed on the home partition. I tried to install 11.3 from the coverdisc of linux format (LXFDVD136). It took 5 goes before the install succeeded. Mostly stopping at the "boot installed system" stage. I put 11.3 on a formatted partition in the same place as 11.0, and put grub there too.

The system will not boot without assistance. I have to use a supergrub disc and tell it which partition to boot. If I use boot linux from supergrub I get the Grub error message 15 file not found. Supergrub CAN find windows and it boots with the win command. Automatic and yast initiated attempts to check for software upgrades are blocked by the application with pid 4587.

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OpenSUSE Install :: My System Wont Boot After Kernel Install

Jan 31, 2010

I was installing the kernel-pae, in the middle of the installation it said it couldn't resolve some dependencies. it ask me to ignore or cancel I chose to cancel there after my system froze.

Now I cant boot any more I get the following:

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OpenSUSE Install :: Doesn't Recognize Cdrom After Successful Boot

Jan 8, 2010

My computer have Windows XP installed and now I want to install suse 9.0. I insert the boot disk (disk 1) and reboot my machine.Then on the boot option window, I select 'installation'. Then comes the error: cannot find SUSE installation CD. Activating Manual.... Then 'English'-->'English(US)'-->'Installation'. Then comes another error: Cannot mount CD-ROM.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot Procedure Stops And Doesn't Continue By Itself?

Jul 18, 2010

I have an issue with normal boot (fail safe boot doesn't have this problem). The boot process just stops and nothing happens, I just see the green background, the white lizard and no moving progress bar. I've given it about 40min without touching it, but nothing happened. If I press escape, the last log print says its mounting/mounted the hard drive. Not until I touch the head pad or press a key, it wakes up and the boot procedure continues. I once had a similar problem on opensuse 11.1 which could require much tickling before booting up completely. This was never seen on 10.3, 11.0 and 11.2, but now its back in 11.3.

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OpenSUSE Install :: XEN Doesn't Boot: Blinking Num And Scroll Lock On 11.3

Aug 10, 2010

I have to switch from VMWare Server 2.0 to XEN due the compilation of the kernel module fails. But XEN doesn't work on my newly upgraded server (fromm 11.0 to 11.3). When I install XEN via yast and do a reboot, then the screen goes black and the LEDs of Num and Scroll Lock are blinking. The last message i can see before the screen goes black is something like that:


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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 - Normal Boot Works - Failsafe Doesn't

Jul 6, 2011

In summary, after updating from 11.2 through 11.3 to 11.4, normal boot works fine, failsafe mode hangs with two fatal errors - "Module atiixp not found" and "Module ide-pci-generic not found". i would like to fix this a) so I have a recovery position b) so I learn a little more. As 11.2 has gone out of support I decided to embark on the upgrades to 11.3 then 11.4 using the zypper method described on this site. I think failsafe boot worked ok with the original 11.2 install, but I never had to use it in anger, so I can't be 100% sure. I did not test failsafe in 11.3, just checked that the typical cd set of applications seemed ok before proceeding with the upgrade to 11.4.

I have an AMD processor, chip set and an ATI 3800 series graphics card, so I added the ATI repositories for 11.3 and 11.4 as i worked through the upgrades. At 11.4 there were some graphics glitches during normal and failsafe boot which were successfully fixed by adding "nomodeset" to both boot options. Normal boot works fine but failsafe boot hangs with the error messages above. Searching for failsafe boot errors is unhelpful since, in all cases I have checked, normal boot fails too. I did try removing "Xfailsafe" from the failsafe options which produced no change.

I am guessing that, in failsafe mode, the ATI drivers are not loaded into the kernel and the idea is to default to some safer drivers which, in my case, are not present for some reason. However, there seems to be little information on the origin or purposes of atiixp so I don't know how to go about fixing this. I have not really researched the generic pci driver issue, but I am guessing that this is a fall back when the expected atiixp is missing.

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OpenSUSE Install :: XEN Kernel Wont Boot With GeForce 9600 GT

Nov 29, 2009

I installed Opesuse 11.2 and I manged to install the Nvidia driver and it works fine. Then I enabled the Compiz and it works fine. During the Opensuse 11.2 installation I installed the XEN becuase I wanted to run multipile XEN guest, I have Nividi GeForce 9600 GT and I have 8 G of RAM and 1.5 TB.

When I decided to boot from XEN mode, it do not boot and it went to the terminal, I logged in I tried to install the Nivid driver in XEN mood and I wan in the init 3, it says:

The NVIDIA driver does not currently work on Xen kernels. If you are using a stock distribution kernel, please install a variant of this kernel without Xen support; if this is a
custom kernel, please install a standard Linux kernel. Then try installing the NVIDIA kernel module again.

I tried with the following Nvidia Driver;

After installing the above driver in normal kernel (non XEN kernel), it works fine but as soon as I boot to the XEN mode it just goes the terminal.

Kernel info:

The X11 fiel :

It must be some wrong with my installation or is there any patch for that.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Updated To New Kernel Now System Hangs At Boot?

Feb 5, 2010

I have updated to the new kernel that was available from 11.2 and now I cant use my system.

It boots up into kde 4.3.5 and then right when its just finishing it freezes everytime and I hear that last tone of the bootup sound ring continually until I force a shutdown. Anyone else have this issue with the update?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Retaining Previous Kernel Boot Option?

Sep 28, 2010

Is it possible using YAST to make it possible to be given the option to boot the previous kernel when a new one is installed during an update?

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