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Old 08-25-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
kallan
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Help on Installation of Suse 9.1 personal


Guys help!!!!

This is my system configuration:-
P3 1ghz
384mb sdram
815 mb
fedora core 2 and win xp preinstalled

Whenever i run the installation cd of suse 9.1 personal it shows me error reading packages. I looked up in the system configuration and saw that my system architecture is dected as i386 while core 2 detects it as i686.

Also it ran fine in my friend's p4 machine with 865 mb.

please help.....
 
Old 08-25-2004, 02:44 AM   #2
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815 MB of what? Hard drive space? Um, no. You need more space. Suse is the biggest packaged distro in existence. You will have to manually par down the install if you want it to fit.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:07 AM   #3
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Heee....... its not hdd space, its my mother board 815 (mb). My friend's is 865.

I have seperated a space of 10 gb for suse......
Plzzz help me install it
 
Old 08-25-2004, 07:21 AM   #4
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I don't think it has to do with the i386 thing. Perhaps it is misreading the cd. Is there any scratch or something on the install cd? Did you check the md5sum of the iso file you downloaded, before burning?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:18 PM   #5
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Does it works as Live-CD?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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I dont know anything abt the md5sum.......

But if it can install in my friend's pc well, it shud have done the same in mine too isnt it???

Also , i went thru the cd and i noticed that it contained folders for i586 and i686 , but no i386.....
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:20 PM   #7
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What's the actual error message?

Your problem shouldn't have anything to do with the system architecture.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:26 PM   #8
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As i told u, it shows to me that there is error reading packages in the installation screen ....... but in my friend's pc it reads and shows all the packages in it. The rest runs fine as it detected my system and the hdd partitions and configurations....

i dont think there is any problem with my cd rom and the cd also, since everything of suse 9.1 personal bootable runs fine except for the packages part....
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:29 PM   #9
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If I remember correctly Suse installation gives you an option of skipping a package when it's unable to read it from the source. Try that, unless its a critical package you can always download it later.
Or alternatively try a FTP install.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:31 PM   #10
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Well actually i DONT see ANY packages in the package installation screen.....
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:50 PM   #11
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Do you see any kind of "No proposal" message somewhere?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 12:57 PM   #12
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I think so..... dont remember........

Whats with it???
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:25 PM   #13
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Ah ha! I'm having exactly the same problem.

I'm beginning to think that my first dabble into Linux may have been a bit overambitious as I'm trying to set up a raid 5 disk server. I've set up a Highpoint 1640 raid card with 4 SATA drives, downloaded the highpoint raid driver and used rawrite to get it to floppy, transferring that into the target machine. That enabled me to format the drives using the firmware & bios and it now reports that it's found a raid device as dev/sda so it seems to have worked. I'm intending to install Suse 9.1 in a separate partition, a mini boot partition, swap partition and the rest for the file server in another partition.

I downloaded the personal edition of 9.1 from the Suse website and burned a CD-rom using Nero. It *appears* to be working (no guarantee that it's totally error free though) but I've reached the same state. It is showing 'no proposal' for the software package installation.

If I've interpreted this correctly, I need to install an environment (KDE, Gnome or X11 - is that right?).

If I open the 'software selection' menu and go into 'detailed selection' and click on 'import', I have found that I can look around at what the system thinks is my hard disk (despite the fact that there's nothing on there at the moment - I assume this is ram disk?) and have noticed that there are various directories with titles like kde and x11. However, 'import' appears to be looking only for files of type .sel, which it fails to find anywhere. I've also looked at the CD on my win2K machine and found that there are various Xfree files in a directory (i586 I think, from memory?).

That's about as far as I've got as it won't proceed without a proposed software package to install.

I did notice that the readme file on the root of the CD refers me to a readme file in the docs directory (from memory) which doesn't seem to be there either!

It could well be that we have the same problem requiring the same solution. Any ideas?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 05:44 PM   #14
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I received the "no proposal" message back when I installed suse 8.2 for the first time. It was last year, august, if I recall well.
When reading the first post by kallan, I remembered this issue. It may or may not have something to do with, I'm not sure.
But for you, eeedelli, if you see the no proposal thing, take a look at suse's website and/or google around for "no proposal suse 9.1". Its a silly thing, actually. Not bad media or corrupt file stuff... There are explanations on how to get past this annoying thing.
 
  


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