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Old 07-06-2005, 08:29 AM   #1
hanasi
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SUSE 9.2 Installation DVD can't find itself


I downloaded the SUSE v9.2 DVD image file, and checked its MD5SUM against
that given on the SUSE site, and burned it to a DVD with the verify option,
which checked out; the DVD would appear to be in order. I then booted the
disk.

After "initializing hardware", the installation asked me to be sure that CD1
was in the drive, and I answered Yes, following which the program announced
that it couldn't find it. I let the program switch me to Manual Install, and got a similar message, and the suggestion to check the device address of the DVD drive.

The drive is Master on the Secondary Controller; there is no slave on this controller, nor is there another CD drive in the system.

I do not find in the book I am working from ("SUSE Linux 9 Bible") any clue to what might really be bothering the program. What is it trying to tell me?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 09:29 AM   #2
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Just off the top of my head, it sounds like you burned a CD 1 .iso onto the DVD. Check the site again, make sure you have the DVD .iso and try burning it.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 03:54 PM   #3
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Just off the top of my head, it sounds like you burned a CD 1 .iso onto the DVD. Check the site again, make sure you have the DVD .iso and try burning it.
I don't think so:

1) The site gives the MD5SUM for the file (which is over 3GB in size). I compared the MD5SUM of the downloaded file with that, and they checked. The d/l file was definitely the DVD installation.

2) I burned the file with DVDDAO, with the verify option, and after the burning operation DVDDAO reported that the copy was true. There is little room for believing that I burned the wrong file.

There is more room for believing that DVDDAO doesn't know how to verify. In disgust, I put my home-burned DVD away, and installed instead the SUSE v9.1 DVD that came with the "SUSE Linux 9 Bible" book, and this went without a hitch. So the v9.2 disk was faulty, verification or not.

I say without a hitch, but that isn't quite true. After configuring the Network, the commcheck test ran and reorted failure. The logs the test produced are full of derogatory remarks. I spent half a day trying to figure out what the deuce was wrong, then skipped the network configuration in frustration, to leave it for another day. For laughs, I pointed Konqueror at Google, and it worked!! Just as DVDDAO doesn't know how to verify, SUSE doesn't know how to do commchecks.

Thanks for taking the trouble to consider the problem. It is now solved.
 
  


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