Can't Install but on VM

Hello there, I’m quite new to Linux and just got OpenSuse.
My problems are regarding the installation.

Can’t install 11.1 nor 11.0, because the Check Media utility says me the dvd is broken, even though checking the ( 11.1 ) MD5 checksum says to me it’s alright ( and I burned slowly on good CDs ). I tried installing it from hard disk, but I " Can’t find a repository " where I say to him to look.

All that said I, as a last resort, tried to install the 11.0 to a VMWare Virtual Machine ( from the .iso ) and it worked !

That telling me the files aren’t corrupted, I’d say.

Now I’d really like to install OpenSuse " for real ", maybe trying again to install from Hard Disk: for this I’d need an advice.

Say I have the files from the ISO in my E:\SUSE\ folder ( an NTFS Windows partition, which he reads as sda5 ): how should I point him the directory ? Maybe I’m just not doing it right.

Installing from hard disk would maybe make me able to " by-pass " the problems I’m having with CDs and the like.

Sorry for the long post, I’d really ( and I stress really ) appreciate all the help you could give to me.

Thanks a lot

Greencount

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When you burned the DVD did you have your burning software verify the
written data as well? Any decent software should have this option right
there and, while it takes a bit longer, it makes sure everything is
written properly. If the md5sum matches for your ISO it should also
match for your burned DVD.

I don’t think you can install from a local NtFS partition but if you
have another box you could install there and create an installation
source… even if that other box was just a VM.

Good luck.

Greencount wrote:
> Hello there, I’m quite new to Linux and just got OpenSuse.
> My problems are regarding the installation.
>
>
> Can’t install 11.1 nor 11.0, because the Check Media utility says me
> the dvd is broken, even though checking the ( 11.1 ) MD5 checksum says
> to me it’s alright ( and I burned slowly on good CDs ). I tried
> installing it from hard disk, but I " Can’t find a repository " where I
> say to him to look.
>
> All that said I, as a last resort, tried to install the 11.0 to a
> VMWare Virtual Machine ( from the .iso ) and it worked !
>
> That telling me the files aren’t corrupted, I’d say.
>
> Now I’d really like to install OpenSuse " for real ", maybe trying
> again to install from Hard Disk: for this I’d need an advice.
>
> Say I have the files from the ISO in my E:\SUSE\ folder ( an NTFS
> Windows partition, which he reads as sda5 ): how should I point him the
> directory ? Maybe I’m just not doing it right.
>
> Installing from hard disk would maybe make me able to " by-pass " the
> problems I’m having with CDs and the like.
>
> Sorry for the long post, I’d really ( and I stress really )
> appreciate all the help you could give to me.
>
> Thanks a lot
>
> Greencount
>
>
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