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    Default Installing 13.1 via net x86_64 CD

    I downloaded the Install DVD x86_64 and the Net x86_64 CD. Burnt the DVD iso to a disk to check the md5 checksum. Then I mounted the iso and copied it to a directory on my local web server. Also downloaded and put the update repo into the same web server. I then booted the target computer off the Net CD and pointed it to the directory. When it gets to the point on the System Probing screen where it should initialize the software manager, I get this error.
    Unable to create repository from URL 'http://xyz/users/13.1_64/'
    Details: [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
    History: - [|] Repository type can't be determined.
    Try again?

    I then tried deleting the directory contents and directly mounting the iso to the directory. I got the same error.
    I have done this with every version since 10.3. Whazzup? Note I did the same thing with the 13.1 i586 DVD and net CD on a different computer with no problems. This is the first computer I have tried with UEFI. Could the problem be related to that?
    Thanks, Do

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoitRight View Post
    I then tried deleting the directory contents and directly mounting the iso to the directory. I got the same error.
    I have done this with every version since 10.3. Whazzup? Note I did the same thing with the 13.1 i586 DVD and net CD on a different computer with no problems. This is the first computer I have tried with UEFI. Could the problem be related to that?
    Well, the x86_64bit DVD has a slightly different layout due to UEFI.
    How/what did you copy?

    Can you post a directory listing of the directory on the server, i.e. what is served as 'http://xyz/users/13.1_64/'?
    Maybe you just need to append something to that URL...

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    Default Re: Installing 13.1 via net x86_64 CD

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, the x86_64bit DVD has a slightly different layout due to UEFI.
    How/what did you copy?

    Can you post a directory listing of the directory on the server, i.e. what is served as 'http://xyz/users/13.1_64/'?
    Maybe you just need to append something to that URL...
    dr-x 9 4096 Nov 6 20:53 ./
    dr-x 13 4096 Dec 4 22:37 ../
    -r-- 1 8959553 Nov 6 20:53 ARCHIVES.gz
    -r-- 1 20334388 Nov 6 20:52 ChangeLog
    dr-x 3 2048 Nov 6 20:49 EFI/
    -r-- 1 18092 Nov 5 12:39 GPLv2.txt
    -r-- 1 35147 Nov 5 12:39 GPLv3.txt
    -r-- 1 61401 Nov 6 20:53 INDEX.gz
    -r-- 1 1177 Nov 5 12:39 README
    -r-- 1 2238 Nov 5 12:39 SuSEgo.ico
    -r-- 1 79 Sep 27 23:26 autorun.inf
    dr-x 3 2048 Nov 6 20:53 boot/
    -r-- 1 13149 Nov 6 20:53 content
    -r-- 1 481 Nov 6 20:53 content.asc
    -r-- 1 988 Nov 6 20:53 content.key
    -r-- 1 56665 Oct 2 16:15 control.xml
    -r-- 1 309 Nov 6 20:53 directory.yast
    dr-x 2 2048 Nov 6 20:49 docu/
    dr-x 6 2048 Nov 6 20:49 dosutils/
    -r-- 1 673 Nov 5 12:39 gpg-pubkey-307e3d54-4be01a65.asc
    -r-- 1 1059 Nov 5 12:39 gpg-pubkey-3dbdc284-4be1884d.asc
    dr-x 2 4096 Nov 6 20:53 images/
    -r-- 1 42284 Nov 5 12:39 license.tar.gz
    -r-- 1 95221 Nov 6 20:53 ls-lR.gz
    dr-x 2 2048 Nov 6 20:53 media.1/
    -r-- 1 590852 Sep 27 23:26 openSUSE13_1_LOCAL.exe
    -r-- 1 619213 Sep 27 23:26 openSUSE13_1_NET.exe
    dr-x 6 2048 Nov 6 20:49 suse/

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    Hm, that looks ok.
    And what does the "suse" directory contain?

    Try to add "suse/" to the repo URL anyway, although it shoudn't be necessary.

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    Default Re: Installing 13.1 via net x86_64 CD

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Hm, that looks ok.
    And what does the "suse" directory contain?

    Try to add "suse/" to the repo URL anyway, although it shoudn't be necessary.
    dr-x 6 2048 Nov 6 20:49 ./
    dr-x 9 4096 Nov 6 20:53 ../
    dr-x 2 2048 Nov 6 20:49 i586/
    dr-x 2 194560 Nov 6 20:49 noarch/
    dr-x 4 2048 Nov 6 20:49 setup/
    dr-x 2 661504 Nov 6 20:49 x86_64/

    Thanks, Do

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoitRight View Post
    dr-x 6 2048 Nov 6 20:49 ./
    dr-x 9 4096 Nov 6 20:53 ../
    dr-x 2 2048 Nov 6 20:49 i586/
    dr-x 2 194560 Nov 6 20:49 noarch/
    dr-x 4 2048 Nov 6 20:49 setup/
    dr-x 2 661504 Nov 6 20:49 x86_64/
    Well, there should be a "repodata" directory in there which contains the repo's metadata.
    That's why the Software Manager is complaining.

    Don't you have that on the DVD?

    I guess you could download it from a mirror using an ftp client and add it to your server's directory:
    ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/op...repo/oss/suse/

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    Default Re: Installing 13.1 via net x86_64 CD

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, there should be a "repodata" directory in there which contains the repo's metadata.
    That's why the Software Manager is complaining.

    Don't you have that on the DVD?

    I guess you could download it from a mirror using an ftp client and add it to your server's directory:
    ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/op...repo/oss/suse/
    It is not on the DVD. I will try downloading it.
    But are you sure it is needed. I checked both the 13.1 i586 DVD directory (which I have used once) and the 12.2 i586 DVD directory (which I have used dozens of times), both on my web server and neither of them have a repodata directory.
    Thanks, Do

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    Default Re: Installing 13.1 via net x86_64 CD

    On 2013-12-06 23:46, wolfi323 wrote:

    > Well, there should be a "repodata" directory in there which contains the
    > repo's metadata.
    > That's why the Software Manager is complaining.
    >
    > Don't you have that on the DVD?
    >
    > I guess you could download it from a mirror using an ftp client and add
    > it to your server's directory:
    > http://tinyurl.com/lmpalwh


    No, you can't, because the DVD has less than half the contents on the
    opensuse server. The installer would then try to install from the local
    server things that are not present. You have to build that structure if
    it is not contained in the DVD.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoitRight View Post
    It is not on the DVD. I will try downloading it.
    But are you sure it is needed. I checked both the 13.1 i586 DVD directory (which I have used once) and the 12.2 i586 DVD directory (which I have used dozens of times), both on my web server and neither of them have a repodata directory.
    No, I'm not sure, I never used the DVD as installation repo.
    When I setup an installation server in my LAN I always downloaded the full distribution repo from a mirror.

    But that repodata has to be there in every online repo.

    OTOH that "media.1" directory could suffice as well I think.

    Have you already tried to add "suse/" to the repo URL?
    And have you checked that your client really has access to the repo, e.g. by typing the URL 'http://xyz/users/13.1_64/' into a web browser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-12-06 23:46, wolfi323 wrote:

    > Well, there should be a "repodata" directory in there which contains the
    > repo's metadata.
    > That's why the Software Manager is complaining.
    >
    > Don't you have that on the DVD?
    >
    > I guess you could download it from a mirror using an ftp client and add
    > it to your server's directory:
    > Index of /pub/linux/suse/opensuse/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/suse


    No, you can't, because the DVD has less than half the contents on the
    opensuse server. The installer would then try to install from the local
    server things that are not present. You have to build that structure if
    it is not contained in the DVD.
    The things that are on the DVD should install fine, others wouldn't be found of course if they are tried to be installed.
    But you could click on "Ignore" for them. And a standard installation shoudn't try to install anything not on the DVD anyway.

    I guess you could build the structure with "createrepo" though.

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