OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Boot When No Monitor Is Attached

May 14, 2010

I can''t make the machine booth when a monitor is NOT attached to the machine. The PC seems to get past the P.O.S.T with minimal HDD activity, and then it simply hangs there, doing nothing. I know Linux is not booted because the HDD flashes briefly only 3-4 times and then absolutely nothing. When a monitor is attached, everything works perfectly.

I read somewhere that this happend when GRUB tries to display graphics, so I edited the menu.lst and removed the graphics line within it, which causes GRUB to display a B/W clear-text boot-menu (when a monitor is attached), but the machine still won't boot with no monitor. I also edited inittab to boot to level 3, same outcome.

More Info:
~Welcome to First International Computer, Inc.~
OpenSuse 11.2 - Almost default install
Added SW: VNC and Squid (both active on Init 3 and 5
Boot Loader: GRUB

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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.

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boot: openSUSE_Linux_(GNOME)

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rebootException failed to detect CD/DVD or USB drive

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

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I'm willing to work through this though since I feel that the benefits will outweigh anything that Microsoft can offer, so here goes.

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