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    Angry So frustrated with install

    I can't explain how frustrated I am with installing 11.1. My computer will freeze at random times throughout the install. Sometimes it will freeze at loading basic drivers. Sometimes I will get past it and it will freeze at the initializing screen before the welcome screen. Other times it will freeze at the system analysis "Probing hard disks". I have had it close to an install a few times, but it will freeze on the updates. Kernel-base update freeze. I have got it to install a few times but I can't do anything with it because I need updates (see my other topic : Need help with update! - openSUSE Forums )

    I have tried multiple different DVD's. I downloaded the ISO from HTTP and burned 2 off of that ISO at different speeds. I burned a liveCD and still the same thing. Then I re-downloaded via BitTorrent and burned 2 dvds at low speed. I still have the same problems. I try save settings, changing the resolution, and VESA. I am running out of ideas. I don't know what could be more frustrating, trying to install on my desktop, or pulling my teeth.

    I really need some help, I have so many big plans for this system, but I can't apply them because I can't get very far. Thanks to anyone that can help.

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    Default Re: So frustrated with install

    what is the system?

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    From Newegg :
    AMD Phenom 9950 X4 Black Edition Agena 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 140W Quad-Core Processor

    ASUS M3N72-D AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    2 WD 500GB 7200 RPM Sata

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    Please read our installation stickie ... especially pay attention to the need to ensure md5sum of the ISO file is correct, and also pay attention to the advice given on how to burn to CD/DVD. NEW Users - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums

    Also take the time to do the media check of the cd/dvd you have burned. Note you have a superior chance of obtaining a successful install if you install using the same cd/dvd burner in which the cd / dvd was burned on. Often there can be a difference in calibration between cd/dvd drives and this can sometimes mean a cd/dvd burned on one PC, will fail on another PC.

    Reference your update problems, I recommend you disable ipv6 (which is an installation option that one can select to disable, when installing via dvd) as that can cause the sort of update problem you are describing.

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    For the MD5Sum GUI will it show the checksum for the file and what it is suppose to be? It says
    Code:
    One then compares that to the checksum that is on the download web site. If they don't match, you have a problem, and you MUST download again.
    but I could only find this part
    Code:
    8abac6680ecc152f103006b02f9ff67f
    in the Download Help section. I don't know if it is a made up one for demo purposes or something.

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    I forgot to say that I am at work and I couldnt check the MD5 link from here. I am a school teacher and they block everything on our internet. I just wanted to know if that number was the same, I was going to check the iso on my flash drive.

    **EDIT** I actually looked it up on my iphone a second ago. But the school still blocks the MD5 program. I will have to wait until I get home to try it.
    Last edited by HolyShnikes; 01-Oct-2009 at 05:30. Reason: More info

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyShnikes View Post
    For the MD5Sum GUI will it show the checksum for the file and what it is suppose to be? It says
    Code:
    One then compares that to the checksum that is on the download web site. If they don't match, you have a problem, and you MUST download again.
    but I could only find this part
    Code:
    8abac6680ecc152f103006b02f9ff67f
    in the Download Help section. I don't know if it is a made up one for demo purposes or something.
    If you go to http://software.opensuse.org/ you will note there is a different md5sum for each different CD/DVD.

    For example:
    • 32-bit DVD: 8f51b278c0415be28c5699e465444bd3 openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso
    • 64-bit DVD: 2afee1b8a87175e6dee2b8dbbd1ad8e8 openSUSE-11.1-DVD-x86_64.iso
    • 32-bit KDE-4.1.3 Live CD: c7f0fea59338e2d44e94406af82baa06 openSUSE-11.1-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso
    • 32-bit Gnome Live CD: 28841811e2a4e37a64907e7b1a369cf0 openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-i686.iso
    • 64-bit KDE-4.1.3 Live CD: 73c1082e59d960fc5c4fce25e2bfe9d8 openSUSE-11.1-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64.iso
    • 64-bit Gnome Live CD: f443e00e4c849bf81905a0c280d458f6 openSUSE-11.1-GNOME-LiveCD-x86_64.iso


    Now there are also different live CDs one can get from here:
    Live CD - openSUSE
    .. note that they will have different md5sums, and one must look up their md5sum.

    Then after one downloads the iso file, one must run a program to calculate the md5sum in the downloaded iso file, and compare that calculated md5sum against the posted md5sum (description above).

    That is all explained in our stickie: NEW Users - Suse-11.1 Pre-installation PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums

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    Yeah I got it, did you not read my other post oldcpu? Thanks so much for your help. I'll check it when I get home and let you know what I find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyShnikes View Post
    Yeah I got it, did you not read my other post oldcpu?
    what post? the one that you were at work? The one about looking up something unknown (ie ambiguous) with an iphone?

    Re-reading all your posts again, with the exception of post#8, its not clear to me at all it is clear to you. ...

    Anyway , based on post#8 it appears now clear, .... so good luck !

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    Maybe I wasn't very clear in post 6 so I will reiterate.
    I wasn't able to check the MD5 checksum from software.opensuse.org while at work, so I checked it on my iphone. I saw the checksum, which was what I needed. However, because I am still at work the MD5Sum GUI program wont run so I cannot check the ISO that I downloaded from home (and that I placed on my Flash Drive).

    Better? Thanks.

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