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Old 05-06-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Suse 10.0 installation problem


Hi there,

I'm trying to install Suse Lunix 10.0 on a pc containing XP and enough space left.
It won't install because of a problem with the timezone.

No matter wich settings I try, I get the following error:
""time 20:57:11 - 06-05-2006 is in the past. Set a correct time before starting installation."

The error is given even before something is installed, it's still configuration the installation settings.

I've tried adjusting the time (which is the same as the BIOS-time and "real time" so in my opinion allready correct), but the new settings won't keep.
Adjusting the hardware-clock to UTC in stead of "Local Time" makes no difference.
Even plain GMT-settings don't do the trick.

Am I overlooking something?
Can someone here help me out?

System specifics:
AMD Sempron 3000+
ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2/M/ASR
 
Old 05-07-2006, 04:50 AM   #2
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Sorry to bump my question, but now it's even sillier.

The message now is:
"time 0000000 33 c0 8e d0 bc 00 7c fb 50 07 50 1f fc 0000020 bf 1b 06 50 57 b9 e5 01 f3 a4 cb bd *lot more numbers* 00 00 55 aa 0001000 is in the past. Set a correct time before starting installation."
When I try to change the time, it seems to think its 00:00:00 - 00/00/0000.

Don't know if it's important, but it's a 64-bit system.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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I have installed SUSE 10.0 on a few machines and have not encountered that problem, although I use the retail version and that may make a difference. I just chose a country and time zone and left it at that. (It seemed to work fine.) Anyway, something may have gone wrong earlier in the install process, which had nothing to do with the time, but is showing up as a "time error" (a guess).

Regarding the 64-bit OS, there are different versions of SUSE 10.0 for 32 and 64-bit. I recall the 32 will run on either, though. FWIW, the retail DVD puts both 32 and 64-bit versions on the double density DVD and the correct kernel is chosen by the installation program. I recall the "open" and "eval" 64-bit versions of SUSE are DVD only (if that helps).
 
Old 05-07-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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Hi Cogar,

Thanks for responding.

I think I do use the retail-version: I spent 49 Euro on it.
Or did you mean something else with "retail version"?
Linux won't even start to install, because of de timezone-settings.
I tried reinstalling XP first with BIOS-time on GMT.
That didn't work either, as did BIOS-time on local time.
I think for some reason Linux can't read or access the BIOS time, is that possible?

After trying to install from DVD I tried to install from cd as well, but got the warning it might not be a smart idea to install the 32b version on a 64b-system.

I'm thinking of formatting the XP-partition and install Linux first.
Is that a good idea or will installing Windows after Linux cause problems?
I want to keep a XP-partition, because I use it to install malware.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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Hi Pavlov, you are welcome. By the retail version, I meant the boxed one you purchase in a store (or online) with a DVD, 5 CDs, and a book. I think we are referring to the same product.

I find it surprising that you are having troubles installing it. Are you installing on a laptop or a desktop computer? A few specifics might help.

You are correct that it is always best to install XP first, and any Linux distribution later. If you install XP second, GRUB (or LILO, whichever you use) will not work. (I think there is a workaround, but it would not be for newbies.)

One question--you are installing malware? Perhaps this is a translation problem. Here in the USA, malware refers to virus, trojans, rootkits, etc.
 
Old 05-08-2006, 05:04 PM   #6
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Hi Cogar,I've got the box-version.
No translation-problem: I help on a forum helping people to clean their pc's from malware and sometimes I want to see the infection myself.

Specs:
Desktop
AMD Sempron 3000+
ASRock K8NF4G-SATA2/M/ASR
40GB HDD IDE, 13G available for Linux
256 MB DDR 400 MHz
 
Old 05-08-2006, 07:02 PM   #7
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Hi Pavlov--looking at the specs, I do not recognize the motherboard, but it appears to use an Nforce chipset. I recall reading various posts regarding problems with that chipset (although I cannot recall which version, as I don't have anything with that chipset myself and did not actually read the threads). You might wish to search for posts with your hardware and see what problems and solutions were raised. Additionally, if you are overclocking or anything like that, I suggest implementing the default BIOS, which may help. That is, I suspect a hardware or BIOS problem, although it is only a guess on my part. I wish you luck, though.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 06:38 PM   #8
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I'm not overclocking, but I feel it has something to do with the BIOS.
I've read several posts regarding problems with Windows as well.
I will take a deeper look into the chipset and hardware.
Or perhaps I will install Linux on another pc.
Thanks for giving me direction.
 
  


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