On 07/22/2011 06:36 PM, Wild Goose wrote:
> I have downloaded the opensuse 11.4 64 bit iso both as a direct
> download and as a torrent,
> and the md5sums for both iso images are fine.
> I tried burning both, and for both of them they fail the checksum
> installation media test for the actual dvd.
> (dvd title openSUSE-DVD-x86_640024)
> I burnt them on a 32 bit Pentium 4 machine running suse 11.3, and am
> trying to install on an Athlon 64 3000+.
> This may well be a stupid question, but do you have to burn a 64 bit
> iso image on a 64 bit machine,
> or should I be able to burn it on a P4 ok?
> I should add that I had tried installing one the dvd’s first, and got a
> lot of failed packages and
> ended up aborting the install.
there are lots of reasons a perfect iso does not burn perfectly to a
disk…some of those things are
-quality of the disk (they are NOT all the same)
-quality/capability of the burner (they DO wear out, or get out of
alignment, or get nicotine on the lens or or or)
-if you read around in these fora you will find lots of strange stories
about a burned disk might read perfectly on the system that burned it,
but no others…or, might read on other systems but not on the system
that burned it (these stories i attribute to misalignment of the write
head or read head on one or both devices
however (to answer your question) one of the reasons to fail is not
trying to burn a 64 iso on a 32 bit machine/system
so, use the best quality disk you can afford and burn at the slowest
speed you can set…
there are other hints in the how-tos, here:
as well as, iirc here http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Download_help
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