dual boot

thufir hawat.thufir at gmail.com
Thu Feb 5 06:12:23 UTC 2015


On Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:41:59 -0500, Bill Stanley wrote:


It's the weirdest thing.  I went to a Windows XP system, downloaded 
the .iso, burned to DVD and booted to it.  The DVD checks out in all 
respects, even md5sum:


thufir at doge:~$ 
thufir at doge:~$ dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/tmp/Vicibox_test2.iso

1490040+0 records in
1490040+0 records out
762900480 bytes (763 MB) copied, 73.809 s, 10.3 MB/s
thufir at doge:~$ 
thufir at doge:~$ md5sum /tmp/Vicibox_test2.iso 
d676e7c90f2f716c2844a507a52686b2  /tmp/Vicibox_test2.iso
thufir at doge:~$ 
thufir at doge:~$ cdck -t -v
Track list (1-1):
  1: 00:02:00 (sec: 000000) data 
170: 82:48:60 (sec: 372510) data (leadout)

Disc status: data mode 1
Multisession: 0
Audio status: failed to get, reason: Input/output error

Try to find out what sort of CD this is...
CD-ROM with iso9660 fs
iso9660: 727 MB size, label 'KIWI CD/DVD Installation        '
Creating software: '0xc1c764e9'
bootable CD   

NB! For disks written with some burners cdck might 
    report about unreadable sectors at the end of the disk.
    In such cases you can just ignore those warnings.

Reading sectors 1-372510
372508 ok

CD overall:
   Sectors total: 372510:
   Good sectors: 372510:
   Bad sectors (incl. with poor timing): 0
CD timings:
   Minimal = 0 usec (0.000000s)
   Maximal = 77 usec (0.000077s)
   Average = 0 usec (0.000000s)

Conclusion:
   Excellent disc!
thufir at doge:~$ 
thufir at doge:~$ 


However, while Ubuntu installed fine, this OpenSuSE based distro just 
hangs on the install.  After the splash screen, it just goes blank and 
nothing happens.

Could it be some sort of hardware problem?  An incompatibility.  The OS 
is http://www.vicibox.com/ and this "preload" variant says it's based on 
OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit.


thufir at doge:~$ 
thufir at doge:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to 
PCI bridge (external gfx0 port B) (rev 02)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to 
PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to 
PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port H)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890 PCI to 
PCI bridge (external gfx1 port A)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus 
Controller (rev 42)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/
SB9x0 IDE Controller (rev 40)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia 
(Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/
SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to 
PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/
SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/
SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to 
PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:15.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to 
PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/
SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h 
Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h 
Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h 
Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h 
Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h 
Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] 
Curacao XT [Radeon R9 270X]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/
Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
02:00.0 USB controller: Etron Technology, Inc. EJ168 USB 3.0 Host 
Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 IDE interface: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88SE9172 SATA III 
6Gb/s RAID Controller (rev 11)
04:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II
(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. 
RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
06:00.0 USB controller: Etron Technology, Inc. EJ168 USB 3.0 Host 
Controller (rev 01)
08:00.0 PCI bridge: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1083/1085 PCIe to PCI 
Bridge (rev 04)
09:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CMI8788 
[Oxygen HD Audio]
thufir at doge:~$ 


I cannot fathom why 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10 runs fine, but this OS chokes on 
the install.


-Thufir



> On 02/04/2015 08:35 PM, Thufir wrote:
>> I want to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and (a derivative of) OpenSuSE.  Is
>> this partition scheme ok?
>>
>> |thufir at doge:~$
>> thufir at doge:~$ sudo parted -l Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi)
>> Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
>> Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags:
>>
>> Number  Start   End    Size    Type     File system     Flags
>>   1      1049kB  105GB  105GB   primary  ext4            boot 2     
>>   105GB   498GB  393GB   primary  ext4 3      498GB   500GB  2348MB 
>>   primary  linux-swap(v1)
>>
>>
>> thufir at doge:~$
>> thufir at doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016
>> bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector
>> size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size
>> (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk
>> identifier: 0x1f3b4b3e
>>
>> Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type /dev/sda1 
>> *         2048 204802047 204800000  97.7G 83 Linux /dev/sda2      
>> 204802048 972187647 767385600 365.9G 83 Linux /dev/sda3       972187648
>> 976773119   4585472   2.2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
>>
>> thufir at doge:~$
>>
>>
>> |
>> |Is it a problem that sda1 is marked as a boot partition?  Isn't that
>> what I want?
>>
>> |
>> |Do I also want to mark sda2 as a boot partition?  Assuming standard
>> OpenSuSE install.|
>> see also:
>>
>> http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/182966/
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Thufir
>>
> WS=> Your scheme sounds acceptable but here is a possible suggestion.
> Make an additional partition which will become /home for both the
> varieties of Linux.  Then hove both of the Linux varieties share a
> common /home.  The benefit of this is that you can reinstall without
> erasing /home.
> <html>
>   <head>
>     <meta content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"
>       http-equiv="Content-Type">
>   </head>
>   <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
>     <br>
>     <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 02/04/2015 08:35 PM, Thufir
>     wrote:<br>
>     </div>
>     <blockquote
> cite="mid:CAOwGw7OzDh-XRzBH32h=YjM-nmhok9Ziwfi0cOQ+=9qp79R
+_w at mail.gmail.com"
>       type="cite">
>       <div dir="ltr">
>         <div>I want to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and (a derivative of)
>           OpenSuSE.  Is this partition scheme ok?<br>
>           <br>
>           <pre><code>thufir at doge:~$
> thufir at doge:~$ sudo parted -l Model: ATA ST500DM002-1BD14 (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
> Partition Table: msdos Disk Flags:
> 
> Number  Start   End    Size    Type     File system     Flags
>  1      1049kB  105GB  105GB   primary  ext4            boot 2     
>  105GB   498GB  393GB   primary  ext4 3      498GB   500GB  2348MB 
>  primary  linux-swap(v1)
> 
> 
> thufir at doge:~$
> thufir at doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016
> bytes, 976773168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector
> size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size
> (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk
> identifier: 0x1f3b4b3e
> 
> Device     Boot     Start       End   Sectors   Size Id Type /dev/sda1 
> *         2048 204802047 204800000  97.7G 83 Linux /dev/sda2      
> 204802048 972187647 767385600 365.9G 83 Linux /dev/sda3       972187648
> 976773119   4585472   2.2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
> 
> thufir at doge:~$
> 
> 
> </code></pre>
>           <pre><code>Is it a problem that sda1 is marked as a boot
>           partition?  Isn't that what I want?
> 
> </code></pre>
>           <pre><code>Do I also want to mark sda2 as a boot partition? 
>           Assuming standard OpenSuSE install.</code>
> </pre>
>         </div>
>         see also:<br>
>         <div><br>
>           <a moz-do-not-send="true"
>             href="http://unix.stackexchange.com/
questions/182966/">http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/182966/</a><br>
>           <br>
>           <br>
>           <br>
>           <div>thanks,<br>
>             <br>
>           </div>
>           Thufir<br>
>         </div>
>       </div>
>       <br>
>     </blockquote>
>     WS=> Your scheme sounds acceptable but here is a possible
>     suggestion.   Make an additional partition which will become /home
>     for both the varieties of Linux.  Then hove both of the Linux
>     varieties share a common /home.  The benefit of this is that you can
>     reinstall without erasing /home.<br>
>   </body>
> </html>





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