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Old 10-20-2004, 05:25 AM   #1
smm1974
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Question Please help!!!


Hello,

I am new to Linux and have a problem installing Suse Proffesional 9.1. I have purchased the CD set from a local retailer. I have created a new partition for Linux (XP SP2 is installed on the first partition). I have also created a partition for swap. After booting off the CD and getting to the Installation Settings screen it comes up with the following error under "Software":

"Cannot read package data from installation media. Media error?"

I have clicked on 'Software' link and gone in to the package manager and nothing is displayed. I have exchanged the CDs in case was a problem with that particular CD and get the same problem with the new set.

Any help would be much appreciated!
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:19 AM   #2
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Do you have access to another computer to make sure it isn't the CD drive. Another option would be to swap out the CD drive for another.

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Old 10-20-2004, 06:30 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply Baldrick. Unfortunately, I don't have another computer and the one i'm using is a laptop so can't really change the CD.
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:34 AM   #4
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... the one i'm using is a laptop so can't really change the CD.
Bummer ... can you read any of the CD's in windows? If not, then it could well be the drive itself.

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Old 10-20-2004, 06:36 AM   #5
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Hi - yes I can read it in Windows. Maybe its a hardware issue with the CDROM drive?
 
Old 10-20-2004, 06:52 AM   #6
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I'm not sure how it works in a laptop, but can you check the bios and make sure that the CD is using DMA mode? It might help. Windows probably forces DMA mode, but just make sure it's switched on in the bios. If it is, try switching it off also.

Other than that, I dunno

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Old 10-20-2004, 09:51 AM   #7
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Got it working somehow. Discovered that CD2 in the set was bootable. Booted off it then it asked for 'module disk 4' so I stuck CD1 in. Started up YaST and it found the packages ok! Started the installation, got through CD1 then failed halfway throudh CD2 due to an invalid package (susehelp-2004.04.05-2.noarch.rpm. Am looking on the forums for help with this.

Will look at the bios anyway. Thanks for all your help
 
  


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