After installing SuSE 8.1 on my nForce system, I get all the way to the end of the install, and a screen pops up that tells me to reboot the system. I press enter to reboot, and the initial screen pops up for boot. The bars on the left turn white one by one until the process stops with this error message:
kernel (hd 0,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 hdc=ide-scsi vga 791 3
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x10aab8]
Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory.
Grub version 0.92 (512K lower/523184K upper memory)
My system has an ASUS A77N266-C motherboard, a Leadtek Geforce 3 Ti 200 videocard, Maxtor 60 GB disk, Escalade 6200 RAID controller, and Siemans NIC.
Things I've tried so far:
Reinstalled SuSE without RAID and modem.
Reinstalled SuSE on RAID.
Used Manual install option in order to leave out drivers for a smaller kernel. No change in kernel size.
Reinstalled with APIC.
Tried booting from a tested floppy rescue disk set. Locks up with caps and numlock light flashing. Can't check boot log!
This set of SuSE install disks has been used successfully on another machine.
My next idea is to try Red Hat. Any other ideas?