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Re: [opensuse] Reboot Fails After 12.1 64Bit Installation?
  • From: Graham Anderson <graham.anderson@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 12:29:06 +0100
  • Message-id: <3146942.MQXXq7BSrk@excession>
On Saturday 04 Feb 2012 04:20:13 Jesse Palser wrote:
but when it tries to reboot after
install it does not reboot and the screen shown is garbled graphic?

Sounds like some some kind of video failure (not due to hardware but some
driver issue) As suggest try "nomodeset". When you boot from the DVD the first
installation menu you are presented with, before you start the install, has a
small command line field, between the bottom of the menu choices and the "Fn"
options at the bottome, just type "nomodeset" in that field (no quotes) and
then select install.

(if I reset the computer, I get an operating system is not found error)

This is a BIOS error when it cant find anything to boot from, Sounds like Grub
(the bootloader) is not or did not get properly installed on the disk during
setup, which is understandable because it sounds like the setup didnt complete
far enough.

Also just to be sure, I seem to recall some Dell BIOS' have disk boot sector
protection, to try and avoid virus writing to the boot sector. Take a poke in
your BIOS and check your model doesn't have this, and if it does disable the
protection.
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