[Lvlug] Problems running openSUSE Live
linc at thelinuxlink.net
Wed Jul 9 10:46:19 EDT 2008
> I downloaded the live CD ISOs for both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions
> for the x86 CPU. So far the Gnome versions are the only ones I've
> downloaded. I was planning to load it to a laptop dual-boot with XP
> but also wanted to see the distro's performance on other PCs I own.
> This is the situation. I can run the 32 bit CD on both my laptop
> (Pentium III) and a beige box with a Via CPU without problems.
> However, I don't get beyond the last openSUSE splash screen before the
> Gnome screens are displayed with either the 32 bit or the 64
> bit versions on an HP desktop (pavilion a810n with 2 gB RAM). The
> splash screen is displayed and the CD drive light flickers, more or
> less continuously, without going any further. I have left it for 30
> minutes to see if I was just being impatient which is unlikely since
> the CPU in the HP box is very much faster and the much more RAM than
> either the laptop or the Via machine.
> Thinking that possibly the CD drive was malfunctioning, I ran live
> versions of Ubuntu, Kanotix, Slax, and Knoppix without problems on the
> HP. As far as I know the CD drive is working well. What should I do
Try turning off acpi and/or apic on the kernel boot line. Add a noacpi,
noapic, nolapic... See if that helps.
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