OpenSUSE Install :: Firmware Test Reported 4 Errors
Nov 29, 2009
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.
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 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:
I ran a firmware test, after I discovered a bad memory stick on a 1 gb stick. Replaced my memory stick and just for grins ran a firmware test and I don't understand this:[Fail] Failed to locate HPET base [Fail] OS/2 memory hole test-The memory map has a memory hole between 15mb & 16mb.
Re-ran MEMTEST just to make sure my new memory was fine, no errors.My Linux OS appears to be running slower on boot-up than normal, What documentation there is on the internet on HPET is over my head.I ran SMART on the both drives. They were good. So I am a little stumpted.
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?
Currently I am running Ubuntu on my laptop however my desktop is still XP pro. I want to move from XP to a Linux (Ubuntu) or Unix distro (BSD). My desktop is used as my ftp server, music/network storage, and for syncing my iPod with iTunes. The only thing that is keeping me from totally reinstalling the OS on that computer is iTunes. I know there are tons of applications out there that will sync your music to your iPod however I want to still be able to use itunesu and some other features in iTunes. My plan is to run a *nix os but have xp running in virtual box for iTunes. Has anyone else done this and if you have is it a huge pain? Is there a better way to go about what I'm trying to do? I have tried to get the newer iTunes installers to work with wine but I haven't gotten it to work yet. I get errors and the errors are reported bugs on winehq.
I'm doing an distro upgrade from 11.2 to 11.3 and for the DVD drive, the repo URL comes up as dvd:/// in ast and zypper. However medium not read is being reported, forcing me to find out exactly what "dvd:///" is pointing to.
My DVD drive is certainly readable and mountable and sits at /dev/dvd (symlink for /dev/sr0). I usually mount it manually, but the problem here is I don't know how to find out what "dvd:///" represents.
I am an openSuSE user for many years. My current installation is openSuSE 11.2. However, my first was SuSE 6.4 and I have been _constantly_ upgrading since then until reaching the current openSuSE 11.2. The technical issue I have been facing lately is with the kernel version of my current system: although it should be 126.96.36.199-0.1-desktop, as this is the one I have chosen via the online update mechanism and the yast2 system boot-loader procedure, grub shows it as preselected, the boot procedure in the end greets me mentioning this very kernel version, _but_ when I issue the command: uname -a in a command prompt, I am informed of using linux kernel version: 188.8.131.52-34-default #1 SMP PREEMPT
I am really quite puzzled, since I _cannot_ find any such vmlinuz file under /boot/ ! Could it be that my system properly runs with the expected kernel version, but uname mistakes it with a different one? Is there a way to determine the actual version of the linux kernel that my system currently runs with? If it's a problem with uname, have you got any suggestions that could potentially shed some light towards the origin/cause of the reported issue?
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 just installed 11.4 via the net install cd. In the configuration step, the internet connection test fails. Why would this happen if I just installed opensuse using the internet? It looks to me as if opensuse can already figure out how to use my network card. I went ahead and skipped the test, but it still doesn't make any sense to me. Let's see if internet works once I'm logged in...
I am having problems with an old laptop I have. It had windows xp on it, and after loaning it to a friend it wouldn't boot up. I decided to try linux, but I'm having problems loading it. If I try to run the liveCD it halts because its unable to mount root. If I try to install it just doesnt work well (will stop at different points).
So I figured a mem test would help. I am running the test, currently its on test #6, but it is coming up with a ton of errors. Does this mean I need to replace the RAM?
If so, this is the computer I have. Will this RAM work? I've been out of the tech game for awhile so not really following hardware anymore, and just want to double check.
I was struggling to find the information so I thought it would be easier to ask here. What does the load average as reported by top mean ? To me those are 3 mysterious values, which most likely refer to some average CPU usage and this is all I know about it (not sure if it's true).What is the maximum value for this parameter (I guess the minimum is 0.00) and what does it mean ?
i have a problem when i use test drive, it doesn't boot into the operating system. it just look like in dos when i login. what is wrong? shouldn't test drive let me see how its look when i use the live CD?
At some point, the install process asks whether to test internet access. I replied Yes, and the test failed. Retries also failed, leading me to conclude, mistakenly, that the ethernet card was not supported by SuSE 11.2. Finally I elected to skip the test, resigned to the loss of internet access. The install program then proceeded to access online repositories without difficulty, and I had no further difficulty accessing the internet. So why the misleading test result?
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.)