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Old 07-26-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
darkneutron
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SuSE install problem


I've got through the first bit of the install after a few tries (it hung a couple of times), it prepares itself for the first boot and then reboots. Then what am I supposed to do? I'm not prompted for CD2 or anything, and if I leave CD1 in then it just boots to the install menu again. No hardware config, nothing. If I boot with no CD in the drive, then after a few red error messages I get a welcome line and then a "(none) login:" prompt. Typing anything here just brings up "FATAL: cannot change permissions of TTY: Read-only file system." I don't have any boot disk or root password, because I hadn't got that far with the install. I don't think the install is finished, because I did not get a hardware config screen or a root password chooser screen. Added to that, there doesn't seem to be any way of resuming the install after the boot. If anyone out there who's installed 8.2 could tell me what's supposed to happen, or what they did in their install that would be great. There's no SuSE walkthrough in the manual, it just says lots about partitioning which isn't relevant to me because the hard drive was formatted.

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Old 07-26-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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Re: SuSE install problem

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Originally posted by darkneutron
it just says lots about partitioning which isn't relevant to me because the hard drive was formatted.
Partitioning is absolutely relevant if you are going to install Linux. You probably have no room as Linux is usually kind enough to leave pre-formatted partitions alone unless told differently.

# Pre-installation guides
GNU/Linux pre-installation checklist
The Pre-Installation Help File

# Linux filesystem structure
Directory Navigation Help File
Filesystems, Directories, and Devices Help File
Proper Filesystem Layout

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Old 07-26-2003, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Sorry, I didn't mean I ignored partioning completely - I let the installer delete my DOS partition and put two new partitions on instead (the main one and the swap one I think). I just meant about dual booting, resizing partitions and so on. Thanks for the links though, if this install works and I get happy with Linux I'll be setting up dual booting on my main system.

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Old 07-26-2003, 03:33 PM   #4
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Try booting linux mediacheck (or the SuSE equivalent) rather than going straight to the install to see if you have good media.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 03:36 PM   #5
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I'm installing off the box set - hopefully that won't be buggy, will it?

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Old 07-26-2003, 03:41 PM   #6
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I have gotten bad CDs before for Windows drivers with stuff out of the box. I guess it is possible for any CD to go bad, but I have only had 3 bad Linux CDs from one of the cheap linux CD sites.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 03:51 PM   #7
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This is the official stuff....came in a fancy box with a manual and even a lovely SuSE sticker. It's wierd, the install runs ok in that all the meters reach 100% and there aren't any errors....it's like it just forgets the rest of the install.

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Old 07-26-2003, 03:56 PM   #8
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plug and play off ?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 04:04 PM   #9
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I've just had a delve into the Bios. There's no simple 'PnP off' option (that's plug and play, right?) but a list of IRQs and DMAs and then the option to have them as either PnP or legacy ISA. I'm out of my depth concerning Bios settings here, I've never had to change these before. What was your SuSE install like, rshaw?

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Old 07-26-2003, 07:41 PM   #10
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smooth as silk. no pnp installed yes/no, or hardware setup by: os/bios? you could try starting the install with disk 2, if i remember right it's ncurses based so it won't be as pretty, but it's been know to work. if this is a newer machine you could try choosing "installation - APIC enabled.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 05:20 AM   #11
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Im trying it on a Cyrix MII-300, so I wouldn't exactly say a newer machine.
I've tried booting off the second disk, it just prompts for the first disk and I have the same problem. In a brave (or stupid) mood, I set all the IRQs and DMAs to legacy ISA, then YaST wouldn't load up. I've set them back and YaST loads up ok. According to some other people I've communicated with, you have to take CD1 out when it reboots. Only problem is, doing that means it boots off the hard drive and takes me to the login prompt that doesn't work. I noted down the modules that wouldn't load when it tries to load off the hard drive, they are: hotplug, resmgr, rpmconfigcheck, kbd, postfix, atd and cron. Hope that helps to identify the problem.

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Last edited by darkneutron; 07-27-2003 at 05:48 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2004, 04:51 AM   #12
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Thumbs down FATAL: cannot change permissions of TTY: Read-only file system

FATAL: cannot change permissions of TTY: Read-only file system
bascially i am appauled at the support regarding darks' question. its obviously nothing to do with what you people said below. if you dont have a clue, dont even respond, and point people in the right direction. my gawd.

this is a tty perm issue, asit states. you have to goto rescue mode and mount -t type -o rw /dev/hdawhatever /whereever

at this point you can correct any mistakes made such as chmod'ing perms on tty and such.

i think i have said enough. dark, if you want real support. dont just take any info from these yahoos, ask your question, research it more, cuz every nixian out there will tell you different things, which means, most dont know and think they do, and very few know and will at least guide you in the right direction logically, step - by - step. nothing worse than a "know it all" who "doesnt know nix" becuz you can serious fsck up your system. note. they didnt even give you one command or clue to get to rescue mode from suse disk 1. my point excately. ok, enjoy, l8. oly562

ps, im not a newbie, i just dont goto sites anymore, most if not all info is already on your 2nd box. if you dont have a 2nd box, get one for backup and research.
 
  


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