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Old 11-17-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
tomek.c
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Suse 10 no packages visible during install


Suse 10's install proposal has an error under software, that none is selected. Entering the software options, there are no packages whatsoever in the list. Filters are wide open. The only other gripe the the installer has, just in case this is relevant information: It wants to delete the single Ext2 partition and create a swap and os partition in its place. I've already manually created a 50MB Ext2 at the beginning of the drive for boot, a 1GB swap, and a 14GB for Linux. Install is happy to use the boot partition, but it ignores the swap partition I made and wants to split up the larger one. Using downloaded Suse 10 64-bit DVD. Any ideas on either of these two problems?

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Tom
 
Old 11-17-2005, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: Suse 10 no packages visible during install

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Suse 10's install proposal has an error under software, that none is selected. Entering the software options, there are no packages whatsoever in the list. Filters are wide open. The only other gripe the the installer has, just in case this is relevant information: It wants to delete the single Ext2 partition and create a swap and os partition in its place. I've already manually created a 50MB Ext2 at the beginning of the drive for boot, a 1GB swap, and a 14GB for Linux. Install is happy to use the boot partition, but it ignores the swap partition I made and wants to split up the larger one. Using downloaded Suse 10 64-bit DVD. Any ideas on either of these two problems?
Yeah, did you do the burn of the DVD yourself? If so, did you check the md5sum of the download, to confirm the integrity of the actual download. A single difference of characters can mean the difference between installing and not.

As for creating your own swap, I'd bin that and if this is your first "go" at linux just let the SuSE sort it with defaults - SuSE ones are reasonably well chosen (as are mandriva ones). You would then get a minimum of basic graphic environment. You can then install any other packages that you want through YaST.

I can't picture in my head what the installer window looks like - my experience with SuSE isn't great - the 9.3 I tried seemed to install OK, but you'd probably have to tell it to use specific partitions - if it knows that they are already there, then in theory it should just install the system to the / partition. If it still seems to insist on making it's own /swap, then just bin the one that you made and let it do it's own thing - hell, if you've got a reasonable amount of RAM installed the system probably wouldn't touch the /swap anyway - my gentoo system has 1.5 gigs of /swap, but as I have 768megs of RAM and I don't do loads of graphic stuff or games etc, I doubt it's ever been used - the 1.5 gigs was arrived at from the historic wisdom of having a /swap of twice the RAM, but that does date from the times when 64 megs of RAM made it a "power system".

regards

John
 
  


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