Have burned a DVD of 11.4 64bit and am trying to install alongside Windows 7. The boot from the disk starts, I get a SUSE splash screen and initial menu. I check install source (F4) is set to CDROM. When I then select “install” the kernel loads, but then it goes wrong. Whatever I do I get “No repository found”. It’s almost as though, having loaded the kernel from the DVD, the installer can no longer see the disk.
Any suggestions would be welcome.
Yes I did try first of all just letting the installer do its thing, same result. Ok, I’ll burn another disk and try again.
You know when you burn the disk, k3b will list the md5 checksum. It might be helpful to compare that with the online code number. If it matches, it means your downloaded file is good. Don’t forget to tell us more about your DVD player and interface if it fails to work.
Ok thanks, will do that in the morning; nearly midnight here now. I find I don’t make my best decisions at thus time!
Well, first things first. Looking at the Guide link on the download page, it says
“Before you burn your CD/DVD images, you should check the files for errors. **Two files named .iso.md5 and .iso.sha1 are available. These files contains hashes for each ISO image that is available from that download location.”
Where are these two “available files”? I can browse the files on the ISO image but can’t see these. I do now have the checksum (from K3B) but have nothing to compare it with.
OK scrub that; found the checksum on the Mirrors page of the suse download area. Checks OK, so I will now write the image again at slowest speed.
Well this time it worked, sort of. The DVD was read, and the install worked through all the parameter setup pages. On commit, the installer reported failure to create the new Linux partitions, and aborted. I rebooted (to Windows) and found the Windows partition to be reduced as I had asked. So I re-ran the installer and found that the Linux partitions had been created - twice! I marked the duplicate partitions for deletion and ran the installer again - this time everything was fine. Odd!
jdmcdaniel3, thanks for your help!
I have the same problem.
Kernel loading is taken hours.
I don’t know what they’ve done to make so slow installation.
Found the problem you must have internet connection.
But why when installing DVD
Marketing against good practices. People should have an idea on what they are trying to burn, and a iso has thousands of small files, when you are burning something like that, for optimal data consistency the burn should be done over 4x speed (DVD media). While if you writting a few files (larger in size, imagine 4/5 files of 700/80MB’s each) you can most likely succeed burning them at higher speeds.
In the old days, there were similar cases with CD burning, for example, for optimal recording of audio, people were adviced to record the CD’s at the lower speeds available.
Yes, it clearly is a good idea to burn slowly to get a better chance of a good disk. But what I don’t understand is, when K3B re-read the “bad” disk and calculated the checksum, it got it right. If K3B can read all the disk, why can’t the installer?
In my case I did not burn the DVD again.
Burn was at 11 x speed on a DVD +R 4.7 GB 16x .
The install was very slow kernel load was taking hours.
I did a new installation with wired Internet connection the install was fast.
The entire installation took 20 minutes.
I think your problem was that you DID have an internet connection, but a slow one. I guess the installer will install just from the DVD, but finding your connection decided that getting the latest kernel version was better. If you had just shut off your original internet connection, the original DVD install would have been quick.