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Old 02-24-2005, 08:13 AM   #1
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Problem Installing


Well I decided that RH was a bit to harsh for me so I downloaded SUSe and burned the cd of the installation, then I just boot it form the cd and start the install, but at the end it keeps telling me that some packages returned an error and that I have to reinstall, I reinstalled 4 times, burned a new cd but nothing works, what could be the problem?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Well greetings! You sounded like me a while back, giving up RH for SUSE. I have installed SUSE 9.1 on my machine and did so from the DVD. The only thing that comes to mind is that data you downloaded might have been corrupt. Did you download the live CD, or was it the mini installation discs? As far as I know, and that is very little, most versions of SUSE that must be burned have to be done so as a DVD iso image. I know you can create installation CD's but I've talked to alot of people and they have been against that method....perhaps for the very reson that you are having problems.

I would try to get a hold of the DVD installation, that is what I did and it went so smooth.

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Old 02-24-2005, 09:09 AM   #3
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Hmmm what I did is I downloaded the 700mb file and burned it on a cd. its the 9. personal I downloaded it from here : http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=2
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:16 AM   #4
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what size hdd do you have and is it partitioned? if so, how many are there and what size are they?

try manually partitioning the hdd(backup first 'cos you might lose your data), then give yourself atleast 10gb for XP and for linux you need atleast two partitions, min 6gb for linux(/) and depending on how much ram you have, a few hundred megs for swap.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:19 AM   #5
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I decided to completely dedicate one of my pc to linux, so the HD is 160gb, and I let the installation format it automaticaly, and so it does.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:49 AM   #6
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Any idea what could of gone wrong? And another problem, I cannot use the DVD installation since the computer that will have SUSe on it doesnt have a dvd-rom.
What could be the problem then? I mean the installation went well untill the end and then just BUM! ERROR.

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Old 02-24-2005, 10:28 AM   #7
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it can be 1 of 3 things, bad cd/iso image, bad sectors on the hdd or faulty RAM. try installing it on your other pc(if you have a spare partition to test it on 'cos you can always re-format it to ntfs/fat32 again).
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:25 AM   #8
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Aight, I guess Il try to burn the image once again .
 
  


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