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    Default SUSE 11.4 ISO disk install fails

    Hi

    Have burned a DVD of 11.4 64bit and am trying to install alongside Windows 7. The boot from the disk starts, I get a SUSE splash screen and initial menu. I check install source (F4) is set to CDROM. When I then select "install" the kernel loads, but then it goes wrong. Whatever I do I get "No repository found". It's almost as though, having loaded the kernel from the DVD, the installer can no longer see the disk.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.

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    Hi

    Have burned a DVD of 11.4 64bit and am trying to install alongside Windows 7. The boot from the disk starts, I get a SUSE splash screen and initial menu. I check install source (F4) is set to CDROM. When I then select "install" the kernel loads, but then it goes wrong. Whatever I do I get "No repository found". It's almost as though, having loaded the kernel from the DVD, the installer can no longer see the disk.

    Any suggestions would be welcome.
    So the error message is indeed saying it can not find the source DVD. Have you tried to install without trying to check your DVD, to see if that works? Can you tell us more about your hardware setup, including any information about your DVD player and the type of interface that it is using? Have you tried to burn a second DVD disk, in case the first was bad? I ask, because I had one disk burn go bad on openSUSE 11.4 RC2, but the second was fine. I never knew why the one disk burn went bad, but it did.

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    Yes I did try first of all just letting the installer do its thing, same result. Ok, I'll burn another disk and try again.

    Thanks

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    You know when you burn the disk, k3b will list the md5 checksum. It might be helpful to compare that with the online code number. If it matches, it means your downloaded file is good. Don't forget to tell us more about your DVD player and interface if it fails to work.

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    Ok thanks, will do that in the morning; nearly midnight here now. I find I don't make my best decisions at thus time!

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    Well, first things first. Looking at the Guide link on the download page, it says

    "Before you burn your CD/DVD images, you should check the files for errors. Two files named *.iso.md5 and *.iso.sha1 are available. These files contains hashes for each ISO image that is available from that download location."

    Where are these two "available files"? I can browse the files on the ISO image but can't see these. I do now have the checksum (from K3B) but have nothing to compare it with.

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    OK scrub that; found the checksum on the Mirrors page of the suse download area. Checks OK, so I will now write the image again at slowest speed.

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    Well this time it worked, sort of. The DVD was read, and the install worked through all the parameter setup pages. On commit, the installer reported failure to create the new Linux partitions, and aborted. I rebooted (to Windows) and found the Windows partition to be reduced as I had asked. So I re-ran the installer and found that the Linux partitions had been created - twice! I marked the duplicate partitions for deletion and ran the installer again - this time everything was fine. Odd!

    jdmcdaniel3, thanks for your help!

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    Well this time it worked, sort of. The DVD was read, and the install worked through all the parameter setup pages. On commit, the installer reported failure to create the new Linux partitions, and aborted. I rebooted (to Windows) and found the Windows partition to be reduced as I had asked. So I re-ran the installer and found that the Linux partitions had been created - twice! I marked the duplicate partitions for deletion and ran the installer again - this time everything was fine. Odd!

    jdmcdaniel3, thanks for your help!
    Yes, Finally a good install! I must say that you did have to endure some troubles there. It does seem like you also suffered a bad burn the first time around. Most people, including myself, can't really understand it either. Why work the second time and not the first? Any way success is success and that is what matters. It is odd about the partition failure as well. On one installation of openSUSE 11.4 for my laptop, I made a modification of the NTFS parameters, used in the fstab file for the mount, and it caused the mount before the install to fail and so the first install failed, just as you had. It seems it is best to do as few modifications as is required to get it to work and finish the job, as much as you can, after the install. For instance, fstab options most often can wait until after the installation has finish. So, happy to help fredsie and let us know if you need any other assistance.

    Thank You,
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    I have the same problem.
    Kernel loading is taken hours.
    I don't know what they've done to make so slow installation.
    worthless

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