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    Question File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    I decided to reinstall Tumbleweed on my old 32-bit laptop. So far it was running fine but the root partition was a bit too small and during updates it filled up. So I decided to reinstall all instead of playing with partition tools etc.

    However during my first 2 attempts (in graphical mode) the installation failed at the stage where the partitions had to be formatted. There was additional info in the console that there was not enough memory (512mb RAM) which is strange considering that this PC was running fine with XFCE so far.

    Anyway I restarted the installation and this time I chose text mode and again I chose the XFCE as DE. I also chose again to install the packages:

    mc
    mlocate
    php5
    php5-mysql
    yast2-http-server
    (and they added their dependencies)

    Now formatting of partitions went fine, however right after mounting /home the installer said:

    Code:
    Insert 'openSUSE-20151116-0' (Disk 1)'
    
    (and in show details):
    
    File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on... (the DVD drive)
    
    [Retry] [Abort] [Skip] [Eject]
    But the disc is in the drive (obviously) and Retry doesn't help. The DVD was downloaded without problems, the SHA256 checksum checked ok and I recorded the DVD in k3b with the option to verify the disc after burning. So the DVD drive is healthy.

    I have never seen this during installation. What am I to do?

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Run the check media function. DVD can and do go bad.

    512 meg is really marginal. Are you using a live iso or a the full installer.

    If live do not install from a desktop select install in the boot menu.

    BTW you probably want EXT4 for root partition the default is BTRFS and it will use extra space because of the snapper utility included.This takes snapshots periodical of the FS (more like a dif) so it should be turned off or use EXT4 on marginal systems

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Known problem, the 32bit installation DVD contains only the 64bit files by mistake.

    See https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=955086

    As a workaround, use the Network installation CD, this one should work.
    Or wait for the next snapshot, apparently it has been fixed already.

    Or install the 64bit version instead, if you have a 64bit CPU...

    Regarding the error about not enough RAM: create a swap partition. The installer should offer you to use that.
    512 MB are not enough for the graphical installer since years.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 20-Nov-2015 at 14:56.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Run the check media function. DVD can and do go bad.
    Checked. No errrors found.

    Are you using a live iso or a the full installer.
    Full.

    BTW you probably want EXT4 for root partition the default
    Yes. I selected ext4 for both / and /home.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Known problem, the 32bit installation DVD contains only the 64bit files by mistake.

    See https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=955086
    Ah sweet. Thanks for the info.

    As a workaround, use the Network installation CD, this one should work.
    I will try that.
    Or install the 64bit version instead, if you have a 64bit CPU...
    Unfortunately it is a 32bit CPU Otherwise I would install Leap.

    Regarding the error about not enough RAM: create a swap partition. The installer should offer you to use that.
    Yes, I have done that. 1GB swap partition has always been there.

    512 MB are not enough for the graphical installer since years.
    Interesting. A few months ago when I installed it on the same machine there were no issues at all.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjoe View Post
    Interesting. A few months ago when I installed it on the same machine there were no issues at all.
    Even 13.1 just hanged during installation when I tried to install it in VirtualBox with only 512MiB RAM given to the guest 2 years ago.

    768MiB should be enough in any case though, never had problems with that.

    You have to consider that the installer needs to keep all information about all 8000 packages (and in particular the dependencies) in RAM. 512MiB are quite narrow for that, in particular if you also run a graphical session at the same time.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Even 13.1 just hanged during installation when I tried to install it in VirtualBox with only 512MiB RAM given to the guest 2 years ago.

    768MiB should be enough in any case though, never had problems with that.

    You have to consider that the installer needs to keep all information about all 8000 packages (and in particular the dependencies) in RAM. 512MiB are quite narrow for that, in particular if you also run a graphical session at the same time.
    That's really strange. This old laptop was running 12.2, then 13.1 and then Tumbleweed (since April 2015) - both installed using the graphical installer. I haven't tried in TW but the previous versions could even run KDE (although not quite fast). I might have had some extraordinary luck or who knows what.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjoe View Post
    I haven't tried in TW but the previous versions could even run KDE (although not quite fast).
    I installed SuSE 8.1 and ran it with KDE3 with only 256 MiB. I even ran later versions with KDE4 with only 256 MiB RAM.

    If more memory is needed than RAM is available, the system will use the swap instead (which is much slower of course).
    But if no swap is available, random programs will just crash/be killed if they run out of RAM.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Yes. I always create a swap.

    BTW since your message I have started a NET install (in text mode) and it is still "Loading installation system (2/5)" although I picked the fastest mirror available (from which on my other machine I can download with 15mb/s).

    I wonder why this process is so slow and why the installer doesn't utilize the full 100mbps of the laptop's network card.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjoe View Post
    BTW since your message I have started a NET install (in text mode) and it is still "Loading installation system (2/5)" although I picked the fastest mirror available (from which on my other machine I can download with 15mb/s).
    It downloads *everything* from the Servers, even the installer (YaST) it self.

    I wonder why this process is so slow and why the installer doesn't utilize the full 100mbps of the laptop's network card.
    ???
    It probably does utilize the full 100mbps of the laptop's network card.
    But you can only download data from a server at the speed that the server sends it to you, obviously.

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    Default Re: File '/images/11-meta-i386.tar.xz' not found on DVD iso and installation cannot continue?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    It downloads *everything* from the Servers, even the installer (YaST) it self.


    ???
    It probably does utilize the full 100mbps of the laptop's network card.
    But you can only download data from a server at the speed that the server sends it to you, obviously.
    Hm. But I can download the full DVD iso at 15mb/s on the other machine (same network). At the same time on the laptop during installation I can see certain files in the progress bar downloading at 25kb/s and it is taking for ages and that "2/5" thing took more than 30 minutes itself.

    *downloading from mirror.leaseweb.com

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