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Thread: problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard drive

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    lonelicloud NNTP User

    Default problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard drive

    I download the DVD iso from the opensuse.org site last night, and can't complete my installation yet. Someone plz help me out!
    This is the problem, occurred in step (4):
    1)place the openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso in hard drive D (ntfs partion in windows xp on notebook);
    2)autorun the iso using a virtual cd/dvd soft(powerISO), and install the opensuse installer(local);
    3)reboot computer and enter the install procedure;
    4)when the yast2 proceeds to System Probing and on the last item Initialize package manager, I get an error message about Unable to create repository ...;
    5)I click on 'yes' and put the path of the iso manual, and get another error message:
    Unable to create repository from URL 'iso:/?iso=openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso&url=hd:///?device=/dev/sda5&filesystem=auto'.
    Details: Failure to mount /dev/sda5 or /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001: Mounting media failed ( mount: /dev/sda5 already mounted or /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001/ bu
    Try again?

    and if I try again, the same problem come again.

    I had completely installed the 11.0 by this means(maybe something different in detail, I can't remember).
    Please help me out!

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    Default Re: problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard dri

    Are you actually running the linux kernel and making installer choices before then? If so if you CNTRL-ALT-F2 you will get a root prompt and you can dig around a bit. But I'm not sure how much that will help, though you can then make copies of the YaST log files that are required to file a bug report.

    If you can't get YaST to loopback mount the ISO file off the NTFS partition, then you can either, burn the DVD and install normal way, or use another Linux host, which loopback mounts the file and exports via NFS.

    Though I'm sure you have a good reason for installing off the disk image, it must be much less well tested than the Live CD, disk and net install options.

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    lonelicloud NNTP User

    Default Re: problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard dri

    Quote Originally Posted by robopensuse View Post
    Are you actually running the linux kernel and making installer choices before then? If so if you CNTRL-ALT-F2 you will get a root prompt and you can dig around a bit. But I'm not sure how much that will help, though you can then make copies of the YaST log files that are required to file a bug report.

    If you can't get YaST to loopback mount the ISO file off the NTFS partition, then you can either, burn the DVD and install normal way, or use another Linux host, which loopback mounts the file and exports via NFS.

    Though I'm sure you have a good reason for installing off the disk image, it must be much less well tested than the Live CD, disk and net install options.
    Thank you for your advise!
    I release the iso file to drive D and copy it to a usb hard drive, then begin to install opensuse 11.1. When it ask for source, I give the iso file on the usb hard drive and when it performs the initial progress to the last step and ask for the repository, I give the released files on drive D, it accept and give the next button for me finally.

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    lonelicloud NNTP User

    Default Re: problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard dri

    Ok, I want to add some details, but it told me that the time limit was expired, so this is it:

    I released the iso file to drive D and copied it to a usb hard drive, then began to install opensuse 11.1.
    When it asked for source, I gave the iso file on the usb hard drive and it began to start yast2 and entered the graphic UI.
    When it performs the initial progress to the last step and ask for the repository, I give the released files on drive D, it accept and give the next button for me finally.
    The problem resolved!

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    Default Re: problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard dri

    Hey well done!

    So the theory is that making another copy, meant you could boot and run off one, then provide the other as a source later on?

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    fragmakd NNTP User

    Default Re: problem with installing opensuse 11.1 from ntfs hard dri

    Please help me! I have the same problem. I tried the external usb hard disk trick. i have the iso(i renamed it in "1.iso") both there and in d:/
    what must i type in the repository name and what in the directory name?????????????? I can't make it work...
    Do i have to extract the iso in another directory? if yes,
    again what must i type in the repository name and what in the directory name? Please help me, i am desperate

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