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Old 02-28-2007, 10:34 AM   #1
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Question error 102 during install


Dear All,

I searched but get loads of non-related messages, so I hope not to break a rule asking my question.
During the installation of SuSE 10.1 from DVD, after all the questions an when the actual install starts it gets interrupted within a minute saying error 102.
I searched all over, I can't find what is causing this. And knowing that Vista is out the need to get Linux installed is higher as ever before. So if anyone knows a solution please tell me.

Grtz,

H.W. Roos
 
Old 03-01-2007, 04:11 AM   #2
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Does it say anything else besides "error 102"?

I glanced through the Google results. From those I wondered if this might have something to do with your hard drive, but I think that thought has to be considered highly speculative at this time.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 05:33 AM   #3
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Had to try to install again to find the specific error.
Now I didn't get the 102 bur the following:

Error occured during following action:
Formatting partition /dev/hda5 (572.5MB) with swap.

System error code was -3030


Any idea ?

Grtz,

H.W. Roos
 
Old 03-01-2007, 06:00 AM   #4
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Something seems a bit flaky here! The thoughts that occur to me is is that perhaps there is a problem with your installation DVD or something flaky with your hard drive, controller circuitry, etc.

I have never used Suse, but some CD's/DVD's have some kind of a self-test option. If your DVD has one, I would suggest you use it. You also might play with some live CDs (KNOPPIX, DSL, Slax, etc) to see if they can access your HD successfully. If they have Gparted or QTparted, (making sure you don't trash partitions you want to keep), try creating a real FS (ext3, reiserfs, etc) and swap partition. If you don't have these programs, you can do the same thing with fdisk, mke2fs and mkswap.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 06:39 AM   #5
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I am to much a noob to understand what you mean. What you suggest sound gibberish to me, as I have no freaking clue what is what, and how to do what you say. All the terminology is strange to my ears, maybe if you can explain in simple basic english what you mean I might be able to do so.
(sorry don't want to be impolite, but I really am a noob concerning this matter.)

Grtz,

H.W. Roos

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Old 03-15-2007, 03:20 PM   #6
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I just had the same problem and solved it, maby my experience can help.

I also failed to install at first, when repeating I got the same error -3030 as you did. It seems that there is something terribly wrong with the file system. So wrong that the inst. can't format it. Thus you have to do it yourself.

I followed the tip blackhole54 gave us, Thanx! btw.

You have to get into "Rescue Mode" I quote because this is a menu choice you will get after inserting CD #1 or DVD and rebooting your system.

In this rescue-mode you have a command prompt. This is where you can act. Here I wrote:
fdisk /dev/sda1
and my prompt changed as I entered the powerful fdisk-utility.
p
showed me some strange things indicating my FS is screwed up.
I choose
d (to delete everything)
Then
w (to save)
Note! everything on your hard disk will be deleted!

Then I rebooted and started the installation as before, now formatting worked!
So, succeeding in doing what I did would bring you back to your first problem... then you have one problem less...

Good Luck!
 
Old 03-15-2007, 08:48 PM   #7
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H.W.,

I apologize for not responding to post #5. I don't know how it happened, but either I didn't get notification it had been posted, or I screwed up, or something ...


Hopefully PadreW's post will help you some, but I'll try to reiterate my previous post in more clear language. Remember that I have not used SuSE, so I don't know exactly what you see when you put your CD in. Maybe somebody who has used it can help out with explicit instructions. The first thing I suggested was running a self test on the CD/DVD, if it has one. If it originally presents you with a menu, you might find an entry called "self test", "md5 sum check", "test the CD", or something similar. If so, click it. Otherwise, perhaps you can initiate a self test at a boot prompt (probably at the bottom of the screen looking something like: boot: ) Some disks will provide help screens at this point from one or more of the function keys. If so, there is usually an indication of this at the bottom of the screen. Perhaps the disk does not have this capability. I don't know.

I also suggested using a live CD (KNOPPIX, etc) to see if these were capable of creating partitions etc. I suggested these disks because they provide GUI (graphical) programs for doing this. Two such programs are called qtparted and GParted. If you don't have access to these programs, then (according to PadreW's post) you should be able to do the same thing with command line tools called fdisk and mke2fs from rescue mode. PadreW has already shown how to delete all partitions on the disk.

One of the standard ways to find out information about command line tools in Linux is called man pages (short for manual pages). On a running Linux system, you would access, for example, fdisk's man page by typing at terminal window: man fdisk. I realize you might not have a running Linux system at the moment, but you can find copies of man pages on the Internet (google for them). Before you google though, you might just check out http://man.linuxquestions.org . Through this address, LQ makes available many, but not all, of the man pages.

I hope this was a little clearer. Post back if you have more questions.

EDIT: Here is Wikipedia's article on disk partitions if you are unfamiliar with the concept.

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:56 AM   #8
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PadreW, I tried your advice. It didn't help me much. In the menu is a "Rescue ...." (not mode, but forgot what it was.) however if I use this option I need to have a Login name and a PW. Both I don't have.
So I can't see what is the actual problem using fdisk.
Also I don't want to erase complete disk, I want a dual system. (Sometimes I might be forced to use the inferior Microshit system)


Blackhole, the self test thing doesn't work at any point. Not even at the prompt= boot:
Also tried fdisk from the boot: prompt it doesn't seem to work.


Any ideas ??

H.W. Roos
 
Old 03-16-2007, 06:26 AM   #9
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Smile H.W.Roos

Under the present climate, you may find that people will treat your name with suspicion. Please see tha two links below:

http://heliologue.com/blog/2006/08/2...-is-brent-roos

http://brentroos.com/2006/08/25/goodbye-ubuntu

All the best! :-)
 
Old 03-16-2007, 08:15 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ed-j
Under the present climate, you may find that people will treat your name with suspicion. Please see tha two links below:

http://heliologue.com/blog/2006/08/2...-is-brent-roos

http://brentroos.com/2006/08/25/goodbye-ubuntu


All the best! :-)


I have no idea what you are refering 2!! But I swear to speak the God honest truth. If anyone doubt that, I will look up the receipt for buying the product, and if requested sent a copy of my pass.
And if required and people still doubt me, I will tell them to talk to my companies lawyer. I am an honest person, with an honest SuSE problem.
If anyone doubt my honesty, I am willing to undergo any research into my person by any legal organisation worldwide. (including any secret service)

H.W. Roos
 
Old 03-17-2007, 04:27 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by H.W. Roos
PadreW, I tried your advice. It didn't help me much. In the menu is a "Rescue ...." (not mode, but forgot what it was.) however if I use this option I need to have a Login name and a PW. Both I don't have.
So I can't see what is the actual problem using fdisk.
I would think you should be able to get into rescue mode w/o a username/pw, but if you can't, you can't. In that case, I would suggest you download and burn the Gparted live CD. (Note: I have not used it -- I am basing this on the link I just gave.) With it, you not only have GParted (a graphical program) available, you also, among other things, have fdisk available. I would suggest you use the "p" command in fdsisk like PadreW did just to see what the output is. It will look something like this:

Code:
root@pangolin:~# fdisk /dev/sda

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 9729.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        2424    19470779+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2            2425        2621     1582402+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3            2622        3926    10482412+  83  Linux
/dev/sda4            3927        9729    46612597+   5  Extended
/dev/sda5            3927        4352     3421813+  83  Linux
/dev/sda6            4353        4355       24066   83  Linux
/dev/sda7            4356        4738     3076416   83  Linux

Command (m for help): q

root@pangolin:~#
I have highlighted what I entered in red. Substitute the designation of your drive for /dev/sda. If you are unsure what that is, first run fdisk -l (the letter "el", not the number "one"). The first line of output will list what your drive is called as well as its size.

Note that I did not do the above using the GParted live CD, so the bash prompts are a bit different than what you will see. The rest should be the same (except for the contents of the disk, of course). Doing the above will not erase your disk as PadreW described. I am just interested in seeing if fdisk reports anything weird as PadreW described. The final "q" I entered causes fdisk to exit, with the contents of your disk unchanged.

Quote:
Blackhole, the self test thing doesn't work at any point. Not even at the prompt= boot:
Also tried fdisk from the boot: prompt it doesn't seem to work.
That's dissappointing. I spent some time searching the Internet to see if I could find any screenshots of what the installation disk presents when you first boot, but I didn't find anything. If you downloaded and burned the disk yourself you might try burning another copy in case there is an error on your current disk. Before burning however, I suggest you verify your iso image's md5sum as described here.

Also, I thought it was on this thread (but maybe it was on another thread I've been posting on -- I don't see it here now) where somebody suggested burning at no faster than 4x. You might want to consider doing that.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 10:22 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by H.W. Roos
I have no idea what you are refering 2!! But I swear to speak the God honest truth. If anyone doubt that, I will look up the receipt for buying the product, and if requested sent a copy of my pass.
And if required and people still doubt me, I will tell them to talk to my companies lawyer. I am an honest person, with an honest SuSE problem.
If anyone doubt my honesty, I am willing to undergo any research into my person by any legal organisation worldwide. (including any secret service)

H.W. Roos
Apologies if this is offensive, I am only passing on my experience. :-)
 
Old 03-19-2007, 05:32 AM   #13
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Hi again :-)

I'm sorry to hear that sharing my experience didn't help.

I got into rescue mode without password. Just type something for a user name and enter. But at that point I had no system... no accounts to login with and also nothing to protect by a password. Maybe that's why a pswd wasn't required.

The check of the medium (CD or DVD you are running) can be made from the same menu where you found the "Rescue ..." alternative.

I checked mine and got: "Checksum wrong. This CD-ROM is broken"!

After fixing my partitions-problem with fdisk as I described before I tried to install again (yes, ignoring the "CD-ROM is broken" message). This time only choosing the software packets I absolutely need. Noting more. (earlier I choose to install it ALL!) Once you have a sys. running you can always install more software from the CD/DVD using Yast (a graphical upgrade/install/remove manager). Then if you encounter a package inconsistency the install of that package will be interrupted but you will probably be left with a working system. The installation succeeded! And now I even have all the other software I need up and running.

If you can't run rescue mode, and especially if you can't verify your disks... don't waste more time, destroy them immediately and get new ones...

If you want to keep your Windows, with a dual boot, you have to know some about how to partition your disk. I run a dual boot two years ago. Back then it was very important to install Windows first and then Linux! as "Microshit" (as you call them) couldn't imagine someone running another OS at the same time in the same machine and repartitioned the whole disk installing Windows.

Have a nice day!

PS.
And if you are an evil MS undercover... I will pray for your soul and hope God forgives for wasting our time ;-)
DS.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 02:43 PM   #14
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Hi PadreW!

Quote:

PS.
And if you are an evil MS undercover... I will pray for your soul and hope God forgives for wasting our time ;-)
DS.

I am not at all a religious person, however, it is always worth sticking together for Honesty! :-)
 
Old 03-24-2007, 09:31 AM   #15
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Tried to run fdisk after extracting ISO from Gparted.
Still that doesn't do the trick. And PadreW nice suggestion to destroy the discs, but then I am throwing away 60+ euro's. (I bought it, and not downloaded it)

Hell I wish this was so much easier to install.

And I am a religious person, so pray all you want but know that I am honest, and hate to be confused with people that ruin my good name.

H.W. Roos
 
  


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