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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ openSUSE 11.3 liveCD boot trouble

Posted by: SUSEnew Dec 18 2010, 06:43 PM

I have a compaq 5102US, 1.0ghz AMD Athlon, 256MB RAM, 100 GB Hard Drive. it has XP Pro SP3, and I wanted to try installing openSUSE 11.3 on it.

I downloaded the GNOME version of 11.3 32 bit, and created a cd. Popped the cd in, and I did a media check, which resulted in no errors on the installation file.

Then I selected the GNOME LiveCD option in the boot menu. What i get is this screen with a list of things on the left and statuses on the right that mostly say "done" in green.

Of that list, Starting the VirtualBox Guest Additions (modprobe vboxguest failed) is in red and says "failed." Nothing else says failed. Other messages of concern include:
Starting vmtoolsd FATAL: Module vmmemctl not found.

Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been reached
Failed services in runlevel 5: vboxadd
Skipped services in runlevel 5: cifs nfs

then the message reads: "Welcome to openSUSE 11.3 'Teal' - Kernel 2.6.34-12-default (tty1).

linux login:


I don't know what is going on or what the "linux login" is supposed to be. Perhaps the computer is too old for this to work?

Thanks in advance for looking this over. (I'm a pretty new user to the linux systems)

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