Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Novell Open Enterprise Server OES (Linux based)
Graphical installer does not start.
Error while loading xserver portion of install: "Your computer
does not fulfill all requirements for a graphical
installation.There is less than 96MB memory or the X server could
not be started.
As a fallback, the text front-end of YaST will guide you through
the installation.This front-end offers the same functionality as
the graphical one, but the screens differ from those in the
There are several methods to resolve or work around
-Add the kernel boot option x11i=fbdev
or x11i=vesa to the prompt.
-Add the kernel boot option vga=hex
value> where the hex value is the frame
buffer value (example: 0314 for 16-bit 800x600). The below table
shows the available settings. You may need to find a setting that
Key: 8 bits = 256 colours, 15 bits = 32,768 colours, 16
bits = 65,536 colours, 24 bits = 16.8 million colours, 32 bits -
same as 24 bits, but the extra 8 bits can be used for other things,
and fits perfectly with a 32 bit PCI/VLB/EISA bus.
-Try to select another screen resolution using F2.
-Do a remote installation via VNC:
Enter the following text at the boot options
Replace some_password with
the password to use for installation.
Instead of starting right into the graphical
installation routine, the system continues to run in text mode then
halts, displaying a message containing the IP address and port
number at which the installer can be reached via a browser
interface or a VNC viewer application. If using a browser to
access the installer, launch the browser and enter the address
information provided by the installation routines on the future
SUSE Linux Enterprise machine and hit Enter:
A dialog opens in the browser window prompting you for the VNC
password. Enter it and proceed with the installation. Installation
via VNC works with any browser under any operating system, provided
Java support is enabled. If you use any kind of VNC viewer on your
preferred operating system, enter the IP address and password when
prompted to do so. A window opens, displaying the installation
dialogs. Proceed with the installation as usual.
HP DL380 G5 servers may need to disable the high performance mouse
in iLO (integrated Lights-Out). To do this open a web browser
to the ip address of iLO. Login. Go to the remote
console tab and choose settings on the left hand side. You
should see a setting for high performance mouse which can be
disabled. This must be changed even if iLO is disabled.
HP has released a Customer Advisory regarding this issue which can
be found here:
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