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    Taskr36 NNTP User

    Default Unable to create repository...

    Let me preface this with letting you know it's a rant so feel free to ignore.

    Ok, so I've tried downloading, burning it to a DVD, and installing twice now and both times I get to the Unable to create repository from UR cd:/// blah blah blah. I've done google searches on this issue and it seems to be very common dating back to releases of Opensuse last year.

    Since it takes hours to download and a fair bit of time to burn it to a DVD and get to the point in installation where this error message appears, I find this to be a very troubling experience. My searches on the web and on these forums lead to people being told that they are using cheap DVDs, or that they need to go through complex verification processes before they should burn the iso to a DVD.

    I would assume a fair number of people never have this problem, but my searches have shown it to be common enough that it really needs to be fixed. I'm still testing out distros and deciding if I can get myself to "like" Linux. I'm willing to spend excessive amounts of time getting it to run the way I want after it is installed. But spending several hours, over several days, just trying to get a functional ISO and installation DVD, is ridiculous. This type of problem has never happened to me with Mepis, Ubuntu, or Mandriva.

    Rant over, feel free to advise, flame, or ignore me. I just had to get that off my chest. I honestly would like to give OpenSuse a shot, I just can't do that without being able to install it.

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    Default Re: Unable to create repository...

    Send me a PM with your location.

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    Maybe your DVD hasn't been burned correctly. If you startup from your DVD you might to a media check which is an option in the list which you get upon booting from the DVD. If you get errors, your DVD is faulty.

    If the validation succeeds, some other unknown issue has bitten you.

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    Taskr36 NNTP User

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    Yeah, I ran the test on it. The DVD is a verified coaster. I tested the ISO on Virtual PC with the same results. Had I known this type of problem was so common I would have used Virtual PC first. In the future, that's what I'll be doing to avoid coasters.

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    I have the same problem.
    But i tried to install from hdd:

    I downloaded openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso, checked md5, when start from hdd openSUSE11_0_LOCAL.exe. Rebot, lanch installation, when choose "from hdd", after also get message "Unable to create repository".
    I have two ide hdd, and fund in forums people discuss similar problem connecting that to having two hdds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diman111 View Post
    I have the same problem.
    But i tried to install from hdd:

    I downloaded openSUSE-11.0-DVD-i386.iso, checked md5, when start from hdd openSUSE11_0_LOCAL.exe. Rebot, lanch installation, when choose "from hdd", after also get message "Unable to create repository".
    I have two ide hdd, and fund in forums people discuss similar problem connecting that to having two hdds.
    Update: I placed iso to another hdd and left eng lang (used russian lang before) and i was finnaly able to continue instalation(don't know what helped me).

    But now got stuck with partioning. Opensuse is not my choise. Going back to Mandriva.

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    Taskr36 NNTP User

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    Ok, after turning two DVDs into coasters I've just stuck with testing every ISO image out on a virtual PC before burning everything. I'm up to 4 ISOs now. 3 were downloaded directly from the ftp, one was downloaded through a torrent. All of them have been OpenSuse 11 and every single one has failed. The test always says the DVD is Broken. By using Virtual PC and mounting the image I'm removing the possibility of a bad DVD or a poorly burned DVD from the picture.

    For some reason every single image I download is ****. Can anyone explain to me why this keeps happening? I have one last image downloading from the ftp now and it is the last attempt I can make at this. Each download takes several hours, followed by another hour of checking running it on virtual PC to find out the image doesn't work.

    0 for 4 is pretty horrible numbers and I see plenty of others on this forum complaining about failed installations as well. Surely OpenSuse couldn't have developed this community if everyone had this problem. Is there some secret trick you guys know that actually works to get a decent ISO?

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    Default Re: Unable to create repository...

    Quote Originally Posted by Taskr36 View Post
    Ok, after turning two DVDs into coasters I've just stuck with testing every ISO image out on a virtual PC before burning everything. I'm up to 4 ISOs now. 3 were downloaded directly from the ftp, one was downloaded through a torrent. All of them have been OpenSuse 11 and every single one has failed. The test always says the DVD is Broken. By using Virtual PC and mounting the image I'm removing the possibility of a bad DVD or a poorly burned DVD from the picture.

    For some reason every single image I download is ****. Can anyone explain to me why this keeps happening? I have one last image downloading from the ftp now and it is the last attempt I can make at this. Each download takes several hours, followed by another hour of checking running it on virtual PC to find out the image doesn't work.

    0 for 4 is pretty horrible numbers and I see plenty of others on this forum complaining about failed installations as well. Surely OpenSuse couldn't have developed this community if everyone had this problem. Is there some secret trick you guys know that actually works to get a decent ISO?
    Have you tried using the metalink, there is a howto at Released Version - openSUSE

    Did you pm harryc56 He might send you a working dvd.iso

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    Thank you all for your advice. Since it's really frustrating to solve this prob, I have just installed a 10.2 version instead. Future upgrade to 11.0 might be easier hopefully.

    Seb

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    Ok, i am really new at installing operating systems, and i have a windows vista that i am trying to install 11.0 on it. I had it downloaded through torrent, and i installed it to my pc. I had it mounted on daemon tools but i think it doesnt work that way when you reboot it. Next i rebooted the system and it gave me the choice of windows or opensuse and i went back to windows for more info on it. I rebooted it again because there were windows updates, now whenever i turn it on it stll gives both options, but it still automatically trys to install linux the rest of the way and it does that every time even if i dont choose that option. It will not allow me to go back to windows. I then assumed my only way to go now was linux. I had the dvd burnt right and checked it but i dont know how to change settings and things, and i dont quite have os jargon down. sorry. Heres the error message.

    unable to create repository for 'dvd///' (thats not the whole thing i would have to turn on the pc rignt now to see the whole message but i think i can just get a perfect dvd once and it wont matter)

    I think i have two coasters but i dont know if they are the right kind of dvds to do this with and i dont know about burning software. One of the dvds is just plain broke, because it has cracks in it that i can see.
    Can someone give me the names of programs and dvds i can write an iso to that has little room for faliure or that worked for them? Also, i see that IE internet cannot download this iso, but it would be better if i used a different browser? Or does it not matter what browser if youre using utorrent? If someone whould give me specific directions that would be great but its ok if you cant. I have one other pc along with my laptop i am using now.
    Thanks, i see this problem in the past posts has not quite been solved yet.

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