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.
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?
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.
> 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:
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))
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 [noparse]‘http://xyz/users/13.1_64/’[/noparse] into a web browser?
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.
On 2013-12-07 00:56, wolfi323 wrote:
> robin_listas;2605921 Wrote:
>> 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.
A hundred times?
> And a standard installation
> shoudn’t try to install anything not on the DVD anyway.
It can. I did once…
The thing is, the installer does not know what is on the DVD. It reads
it from those files…
> I guess you could build the structure with “createrepo” though.
Right. I don’t know the exact incantation, but that’s best, I think.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
Since there is no repodata in suse, not sure how adding suse/ to the repo URL would help. I finally used an external DVD drive to install (with my update repository). When I return next week I will try again using the net CD on a different computer.
I believe my ultimate solution is to download the full distribution repo (though it takes days to download just the DVD). I am responsible for several teaching labs with undependable and slow internet connectivity and therefore must depend solely on creating and using local resources to install openSUSE.