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Hi all, I can't install Suse (any version) onto my Toshiba 1410 laptop. Nor can I run a live version. I can however, run Ubuntu but that is not my ...
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    Installing Suse on my Toshiba.


    Hi all,

    I can't install Suse (any version) onto my Toshiba 1410 laptop.

    Nor can I run a live version.

    I can however, run Ubuntu but that is not my pleasure.

    When trying to run/install Suse, I get a black screen then nothing.

    Any ideas?

    twm38

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    Can you boot from the install CD 1 / DVD?

    If yes, then does the Kernel get loaded? Do you see a welcome screen at boot? Does it ask you to choose from Installation / Installation (Safe Mode) etc?

    If not, you need to confgure the BIOS for that (F2 Continuosly at startup on Toshiba Computers)

    You probably have a PHOENIX BIOS on your box! I have a 7 year old Toshiba Box too!
    "When you have nothing to say, say nothing."

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    Laptops can be finicky about Linux. Experiment with some of the boot options that are available to you through the F-keys right before the CD begins to boot. Look especially hard at any options regarding acpi, vga, etc.

    Let us know how it goes.
    oz

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    You don't have to experiment. It's just the F2 key for Toshiba Computers. However, I can not be sure if its still the same because seven years ago when I bought by computer, it was still no new one and the BIOS options should be 9 - 10 years old of my PC. If F2 doesn't work, then do as ozar says.

    Hope you succeed. If you have no BIOS experience, just tell me your BIOS name and version, you will most probably find it under the last menu if your computer has a modern BIOS. Then I shall help you configure it.
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    My comment was regarding kernel boot options, not BIOS boot options.
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    It could be the graphics driver. When exactly during boot does the screen turn black?

    What Ozar said. Some distro's feature an opportunity to append parameters to the kernel before boot.
    Do you have that?
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    Toshiba lapttop

    I have a older Toshiba Tecra laptop. I installed SuSe with no problems at all.
    Actually it was one of the nicest installation setup that I encounter so far.and
    I'm a real newbie.
    Owen

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    Quote Originally Posted by usamamuneeb View Post
    Can you boot from the install CD 1 / DVD?

    If yes, then does the Kernel get loaded? Do you see a welcome screen at boot? Does it ask you to choose from Installation / Installation (Safe Mode) etc?

    If not, you need to confgure the BIOS for that (F2 Continuosly at startup on Toshiba Computers)

    You probably have a PHOENIX BIOS on your box! I have a 7 year old Toshiba Box too!
    Thank guys,
    I have Suse up and running on my 1410 laptop now.
    Last time I tried it failed but I have re-formatted the drive and re-installed XP, then I was able to install Suse.

    Nice, Suse found all the required hardware and set it up perfectly.

    I did try F2 but is did not do anything.

    All is cool.

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    Glad you are up and running!

    Post back with another threads should you have other questions.
    oz

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