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Re: [opensuse-factory] Installation of openSUSE 11.1 Beta 4 in VirtualBox 2.0.4 (Windows XP host) and Video Memory
  • From: "Ricardo Dias Marques" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 23:02:05 +0000
  • Message-id: <aea63ba20811161502l4ae87f4dje536842080810ceb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Thorolf,

On Thu, Nov 6, 2008, I wrote that, when trying to install openSUSE
11.1 Beta 4 (burned on a DVD) in a VirtualBox 2.0.4. virtual machine
(host running Windows XP Professional SP3), with the"default" Video
Memory (8 MB), the following happened:

I selected the "Installation" option. A dialog box appeared saying
"Starting... Loading Linux Kernel" and a progress bar ran from 0% to
100%. When it reached the 100%, the screen went completely BLACK!

... and on the same day, Thorolf Godawa replied:

you have tried to install in text mode?

I only know that in the past there where problems with the splash
screen, but I think that this is an other problem.

Thanks for the feedback. I did *not* try to install in text mode
because I managed to work around the problem by increasing the video
memory from the default (8 MB) to 16 MB (as I mentioned in my original

Meanwhile, I have downloaded openSUSE 11.1. Beta 5 and the problem did
NOT happen this time: when I clicked "Installation" the screen did
become black for 5 seconds or so, but then the logo with the word
"openSUSE" did appear (centered in a green background) and the
installation went normally from beginning to end.

At the end of the installation, I *did* "bump" into another problem,
but that one has already been reported (and listed as one of the "Most
Annoying Bugs" in openSUSE 11.1), namely:

Bug 444747 - vboxmouse is not working (GNOME and KDE4 LiveCDs

Thanks for trying to help Thorolf! :)

Best wishes,
Ricardo Dias Marques
lists AT ricmarques DOT net
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