LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-04-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
riba43
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: suse11.0
Posts: 749

Rep: Reputation: 31
Angry SUSE 9.2 DVD ISO install


I am new to LINUX, but I never go back to Windows. I am using SUSE 9.1. Now I want to install new wersion SUSE 9.2

I have downloaded SUSE 9.2 DVD ISO and have burned it on DVD. I cant install from that DVD. What is wrong?

Thanks
 
Old 03-04-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
GlenX
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 -
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi riba43,

Little more info please. Can you boot from the CD. when you place the CD in the drive and restart the computer, what happens? Does it just ignore the CD and boot from the harddrive instead. IF so have you boot from a CD before.

GlenX
 
Old 03-04-2005, 04:00 PM   #3
riba43
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: suse11.0
Posts: 749

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Hi GlenX,

Yes I can boot from SUSE 9.1 CD but I cant from SUSE 9.2 ISO DVD.

riba43
 
Old 03-04-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
GlenX
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Distribution: Fedora Core 3 -
Posts: 37

Rep: Reputation: 15
There must be something wrong with the copy, hat did u use to copy it,m did you copy the EXZCT ISO or just the files from it. My frine once just copied the files and the CD was unbootable, but had all the files.

GlenX
 
Old 03-04-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
pattont
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Tennessee
Distribution: SUSE 9.2 Professional
Posts: 58

Rep: Reputation: 15
mine did the same and i used ultra iso (newest version) to put it to a dvd and it got most of the way through the install and then it said it couldn't find the stuff on the disk. i got 9.2 pro on the way, we will see when it gets here..
 
Old 03-04-2005, 07:35 PM   #6
KimVette
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
Posts: 1,794

Rep: Reputation: 46
Did you check the MD5 checksum prior to burning the ISO to disc? It's possible the ISO itself is corrupt.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 04:12 AM   #7
riba43
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: suse11.0
Posts: 749

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Hi everybody,

Yes, I have checked MD5 checksum prior to copy and was O.K. and Glenx, yes I copied complete ISO, not files. When I open my DVD on another comp, I can see the ISO File exactly as the one on I dL on my comp, but was unable to open it.

riba43
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:29 PM   #8
mugstar
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Anything that'll install...
Posts: 305

Rep: Reputation: 30
You don't copy an ISO, you burn it as an image file. If your burning app has the option to 'burn ISO / image file' then you need to use that. If done correctly, you should see a bunch of files and directories on the new DVD and *not* a single *.iso file.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 04:21 PM   #9
riba43
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: suse11.0
Posts: 749

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Hi mugstar,

I have downloaded from SUSE home page the following file"SUSE-Linux-9.2-FTP-DVD.iso which has 3.1 GB". I have burned it as image file on DVD. (two times) and now I have two DVD s with iso image file - what to do with them ? I cant boot with neither of them. I use k3b software for burning. Is there something I should know?


riba43
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:10 PM   #10
mugstar
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Anything that'll install...
Posts: 305

Rep: Reputation: 30
When you look at the contents of the DVD in Konqueror, do you see one file called "SUSE-Linux-9.2-FTP-DVD.iso" or a bunch or normal directories and files?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 05:12 PM   #11
KimVette
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
Posts: 1,794

Rep: Reputation: 46
If you see the .iso file on the disc, you didn't burn it as an .iso image - you put it into a data disc as a file.

To write a CD from an .iso image in K3b do this:

1. Click Tools
2. go to DVD -> Burn ISO DVD Image
3. Select the ISO
(insert blank DVD at some point btw )
4. Click Start
5. Wait (if you're burning to 1x media, add , and wait. . . and wait. . . WAKE UP!!! )

Now you should not see the .iso image on the disc when you mount it, but the Suse installation files. If you see the install files, then you burned it correctly and should now be able to boot from the disc.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:36 PM   #12
riba43
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: suse11.0
Posts: 749

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Hi,

This is the file Ican see in Konqueror -"SUSE-Linux-9.2-FTP-DVD.iso" (the name of the file)- and there is nothing else, no directories, nothing. I have DL the "boot-20041129.iso". This is a mini installation CD of only 64MB. That one I burned as boot CD exactly the same way as I tried to do with DVDs and it is working. I can boot from it.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:40 PM   #13
KimVette
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Lee, NH
Distribution: OpenSUSE, CentOS, RHEL
Posts: 1,794

Rep: Reputation: 46
Then you burned it as a data disc and not as instructed above. You need to burn it as an ISO image, not as a data disc.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:01 PM   #14
riba43
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Slovenia
Distribution: suse11.0
Posts: 749

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Hi everybody,

Sorry, I was not here for the last two days. I managed to burn again SuSE 9.2 image file and now everything is O.K

Thanks again to everyone who was trying to help
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why is the SuSE 9.3 DVD iso is only 188MB? Stevetgn SUSE / openSUSE 4 07-26-2005 03:30 AM
Suse 9.3 DVD ISO How to Burn To DVD saxman101 Linux - Newbie 10 07-08-2005 07:16 PM
Suse 9.3 DVD not an iso Loiner SUSE / openSUSE 11 06-25-2005 05:34 PM
suse 9.2 dvd iso jonn SUSE / openSUSE 3 04-09-2005 10:08 AM
SuSE 9.2 DVD ISO install "Cannot read package data from installation media" problem BEaton SUSE / openSUSE 3 04-08-2005 02:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:33 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration