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    Default help with openSUSE 13.1 installation needed

    First of all, I am absolutely new to Linux. The reason why I am trying to install exactly openSUSE is because I need it for my COS class at uni.
    The distribution is downloaded from the official website.

    So, here's the problem(s). As soon as I start to create the virtual machine in vmplayer, this kind of message appears : "Calling the YaST module 'inst_autoinit' has failed", and beneath there are buttons like retry, skip and next.

    And then there is this screen with installation settings, you all sure do know how it looks like. And beneath the partitioning section there's an inscription "Nothing assigned as file root system. The installation is likely to fail fatally!". Obviously, the installation fails, like, at ~70%.

    So, can someone tell me what am I possibly doing wrong (or, chances are, I haven't done smth. important maybe?)?
    I'm in a strong need for help.

    P.S. I WOULD add screenshots for your convenience, but I CAN'T( 'm not allowed).

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    Default Re: help with openSUSE 13.1 installation needed

    On 2014-01-30 14:26, ragie wrote:
    >
    > First of all, I am absolutely new to Linux. The reason why I am trying
    > to install exactly openSUSE is because I need it for my COS class at
    > uni.
    > The distribution is downloaded from the official website.


    It would be better to say which link exactly, as you are new and could
    be mistaken about the correct link.

    > So, here's the problem(s). As soon as I start to create the virtual
    > machine in vmplayer,


    So, this is a virtualization question, and you should have asked on the
    virtualization forum here >:-)

    > this kind of message appears : "Calling the YaST
    > module 'inst_autoinit' has failed", and beneath there are buttons like
    > retry, skip and next.


    This the reason why this is a virtualization question. Vmware has a
    feature right at the VM configuration start, to autoinstall the
    operating system.

    Just disable it, and start allover.

    > P.S. I WOULD add screenshots for your convenience, but I CAN'T( 'm not
    > allowed).


    We just upload to susepaste.org and place the link here.


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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: help with openSUSE 13.1 installation needed

    Hi ragie and welcome to the openSUSE forum!

    I'm not an install/boot/login expert, but if your are new to Linux you may find openSUSE documentation valuable (I did!). There is an installation quick start in the Start Up Guide and more details about openSUSE installation in the Reference Guide.

    From what you described, it seems you haven't assigned a partition to the root volume (/). In the partitioning section did you have something similar to Figure 1.6 in the reference guide? As you can see, there is a partition for the root volume (sda2). If you are using Windows, the root volume is like your C: drive. Without it, your system is crippled.

    I don't know what means and what could cause the first problem you described: "Calling the YaST module 'inst_autoinit' has failed". Someone else may help you with that.
    Kalten

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    Talking figured it all out

    Thanks to all who responded here, the problem is solved.
    Like robin_listas said, it was just enough to switch the Easy Install function off

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    Default Re: help with openSUSE 13.1 installation needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ragie
    Thanks to all who responded here, the problem is solved.
    You are welcome. We like to hear that a problem is solved.

    Please have fun with openSUSE,
    Kalten

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