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Old 01-13-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
me_ssb
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openSUSE 10.3 doesn't install


Hello to everyone,

I downloaded openSUSE-10.3-GM-KDE-i386.iso from the openSUSE website. Made a bootable CDRW with k3b in a previously installed openSUSE 10.1(with dual boot) which i got off a LINUX FORMAT magazine.

As I try to install 10.3 the green screen with installation options comes up, choosing installation loads the kernel and the screen goes blank with the following error message (checked in text mode) being displayed

Uncompressing Linux
invalid compressed format (err=1)

--System halted

No combination of keys will bring the system out of this stated and a reset is required.

I am suspecting my bootable CD is the cause, but then the kernel is loading from the CD. all compressed files on the CD are being opened by the archivers in both Windows and Linux 10.1 giving no errors of any kind.

Could anyone tell me the reason for the above error and the solution or workaround and have I copied the CD correctly.

Previous Linux has 2.6.16.13-4-default kernel

Thanks to all.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 11:23 AM   #2
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Did you make a md5sum check?

And... if you even get that far - usually install cd's let you check the cd before continuing the installation, so you know if it burned correctly.
If it all fails, I would burn it a second time at the slowest possible speed, and if it still doesn't work, shake your fists to the sky and use the name of your lord in vain.... or try another distribution.

Last edited by oskar; 01-13-2008 at 11:27 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2008, 01:57 PM   #3
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I bought my copy of suse 10.3 at ebay. It will work and you are only out of pocket 6 bucks. I wont install it because I'm afraid it will wipe out XP. Suse installation problems are hard get answers to. Think I'm gonna try Debian next.
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #4
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make a md5sum check?

How do i do this?

Thanks
 
Old 01-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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Read this before installing!
 
Old 01-16-2008, 10:58 AM   #6
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hi deepumnit,

Read your suggested page.

Disabling the acpi both in the BIOS and the installation option screen does nothing but successfully HALT the system with confidence.

Me thinks openSUSE 10.3 does not like me system.

May be i should just continue with 10.1
 
Old 01-16-2008, 11:02 AM   #7
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Dude, 10.2 rocks man. But not 10.3!
 
  


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