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Old 04-28-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
ngogketrao2
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opensuse 10.2 installation problems


Hello everyone!
I am new to Linux and after downloading the five CDs from the Novell website,i have been trying to install it on my computer but i still cannot succeed with the installation. the first time i tried to install,it stopped before the end of the first CD,then i restarted my computer and went on again with the installation,but then it finished to install the first CD and immediately rebooted my computer (without installing the other CDs);then it frozed down. is it a hardware problem? i am using a 80GB hard disk,memory DDR 256MB with a CPU of 2.4GHz and the graphic card is GeForce5200 128MB of memory.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 12:18 AM   #2
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Those specs look fine at first sight. Maybe a bit modest on the RAM side considering Suse is rather demanding but you should be fine.

It could be anything, really. Bad cd, a piece of hardware or just good old Suse being an pain in the a* again (I remember starting over five or six times on one occasion - only then did it properly install).
 
Old 04-28-2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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Make sure and check your cds with md5sum. The hardware is ok except it would be nice to have more memory. jay73 is right sometimes the distro needs to be tried a couple of times with different options. My first suggestion is up grade the memory to 512. 256 meg is the bare minimum for any of the larger distros.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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Larry Webb's suggestion is a good one. Due to the size of the files you've downloaded, it's possible that one or more might have been corrupted during the download. The md5sum is a quick little utility that verifies that the image you've downloaded is exactly the same as the source image.

To run it, simply
Code:
md5sum <filename>
for each CD image. The output will be a long string of letters and numbers, and you'll need to compare your results against the md5sum value from the site you originally downloaded from. If your number matches the value from the source site, all is good. If not, then your image is corrupt - delete it and re-download it.

Once all 5 CD's pass the md5sum test, you know you've got good images. When you burn them, be sure to burn them as an ISO image. A regular copy or drag-and-drop won't work. Good luck with it
 
Old 04-28-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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tried it already

thanks for your replies.but i don't think there is something wrong with the cds because a friend of mine successfully installed it on his system.maybe like you suggested it can be a hardware problem,i will upgrade my memory to 512MB and retry again.i will let you know if it works
 
Old 04-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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We all forgot to tell you to make sure you have enough free space on your hard drive. You will need at least 10 Gig for your linux disto.
 
  


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