On 12/1/2012 6:01 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On Saturday, 2012-12-01 at 17:34 -0800, Marc Chamberlin wrote:
Searching around on the internet, it appears I am
in for a rough road
trying to install a dual boot system on my new ASUS G75VW laptop. (It
came with Windows 7 x64 installed and there is a lot of chatter in
Google land about something called EFI partitions???
Most of the problems are with Windows 8, not 7.
Thanks Carlos, that is good news, I
hope... I am working with Windows 7
at the moment, but do have the opportunity to a free upgrade to Windows
Also a lot of Google hits on openSuSE forums, but
when I try to open
them up for viewing, my browser (Firefox) is not showing any contents!)
That's because of the announced downtime today on most of the
infraestructure. Try again the forums, they should be online now.
OK, yes the
forums are back today..
I downloaded and created an installation DVD for
One important step is to verify the DVD. There should be an entry in
the menu where you can do it.
I used K3B to create the DVD. The md5 sum that it
calculated for the
.iso image is the same as the md5 sum reported on the openSuSE web site.
I also check the box to verify written data when I burned the DVD. Apart
from that I do not know what else I can do.
and managed to figure out how to reach the bios
and change the device
boot order so as to boot from the DVD drive first. Upon inserting the
DVD installation disk and powering up the laptop I can see that the
initial phase of bringing up ELILO boot, (what happened to GRUB?)
I think that lilo kicks in when EFI is involved, but I'm not sure.
If does, in
fact from reading the links that Carl Fletcher pointed me
to, it is suppose to.
loads the kernel and perhaps a screen and a half
worth of additional
messages (too fast for me to read). But suddenly the display breaks
up badly with unreadable lines that look mostly like a lot of dots
and dashes start appearing, and it appears to soon reach a GUI
(composed of green, grey, and white streaks of colors) but this too
is badly corrupted and non-readable. So I am not even reaching a
point where I can configure anything while attempting to install
Please verifu the DVD, it could be that.
As I said, I think I did verify the DVD as
best as I know how to. This
problem is persisting, I start the install and at first it appears to be
working OK, and I do see a lot of readable text messages, but shortly
into the process the display of these messages becomes corrupted as they
are outputted. My guess is that the installation process is trying to
detect what video adapter I am using and to load a driver for it? I
dunno how to proceed, I cannot copy/paste anything or even try to
manually copy much of what I am seeing since the display becomes really
corrupted. Like I said, at first the text messages become corrupted,
then it certainly appears as if it is trying to bring up the initial GUI
but can't display it properly either.
- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)
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