Suse 9.1 won't install on Dell Dimension or Workstation 400
Anyone recognize this problem? I snipped this from another forums where nobody seemed to be able to help. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
I've installed virtually every distribution of linux there is and I've
never had so much trouble as I've had with Suse 9.1, the only
distribution I've actually paid for.
I slip the CD into the reader and boot. I'm looking at the graphic of
the lizard with the percentage meter on the bottom. It's gets to about
55% and stops. I hit F2 to see what's going on under the hood and it
shows "scanning PCI", then shows a segmentation fault. After that I
see a bunch of "spawning to fasts" and it stops.
I've tried searching Google for various strings in the printout but
only get hits on German pages -in German of course-. I've screwed with
my bios as much as I dare and can't seem to get past this issue. I
want to ask Suse themselves but they want a registration code and
won't do anything without it. I can't seem to find any sort of
registration code [personal version don't have no support]. The only references I can find assume the product installed successfully, which it ain't.
I'm just about finished pulling my hair out, I've never had a problem
like this. Any help?
OKay, guys, I'm going to have to go with "I appreciate your efforts,
but NO JOY".
1. I'm using a Dell Dimension 2350 with 512MB Ram, a 160G hard disk,
an ATI All in Window video card. I've also tried a Dell Workstation
400 with 384MB memory and pretty much generic everything else. Both
have the same result.
2. I've installed the free download of Linspire on the 400, installed
no problem. Linspire won't install on the Dimension though.
3. ACPI=OFF and pci=noacpi did nothing.
4. When I try to Suse 9.1 live cd more error information is printed.
scanning pci: *W******.* /etc/initd/rc5.d/S01coldplug: line 149
1189 segmentation fault $RCstart
Then it goes into the respawning too fast for 1-5, blah blah blah, yadda, yadda, yadda....
5. I can't help but think this is a kernel 2.6 problem as I've never
had this problem with previous kernels. Also, most suggested fixes
seem to want to try different kernal switches, to date no combination
6. I'm really frustrated by my inability to find any relevent
references to coldplug. Google pretty much gives me some german pages
but they are - suprise - in german. I know enough german to order a
big mac and a coke (Ein berger royal und klein cola bitte!)
7. Thanks for the suggestion to try Mandrake 10, but like I said, I
paid for this (my first paid for distro) and darn it, if I laid out
greenbacks, then the thing's gonna work!
Any help shoehorning this kluge onto my computer is greatly
Problems installing Suse 91.
I figured out what my problem was...sort of. Turns out there is two disks in the case, the first, which you would think was the isntall disk, is actually the Suse Live disk. When I went to install the 2nd disk on my Dell Workstation 400, it worked fine. WHen I go to install it on my Dell Dimension 2350, it seems to install fine, asks all the right questions, then when I go to reboot it gives me the above mentioned problem. I finally found my registration code and have a ticket into Suse, but it's been two days now and I'm starting to give up hope.
Wish me luck and thanks for the reply!