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Old 01-12-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
Paul_Lee
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Angry What is wrong with SuSE 8.2 : "YaST2 - Evaluating package selection".


Hi all,
I've decided its time for a clean sweep on my PC. So, after
installing a brand new, virgin hard drive and DVD/CD-RW combo drive, I tried
to install SuSE 8.2 Pro, which came with Linux magazine a few
months back.

Installation goes fine until I get to the "Installation Settings" window
(where it says "Mode, keyboard layout, mouse, partitioning");
I get a pop-up saying "YaST2 - Evaluating package selection"...
and then the PC hangs.

I've looked at some diagnostics when the PC hangs (by the way,
I did a memory check and it seems to be OK).

If I do ctrl + alt + f3, and I get:
mount: /var/adm/mount/boot/root: we need a loop device
mount: using /dev/loop0
rmmod usb-storage
starting /mount/instsys/sbin/inst_setup yast

and if I do ctrl + alt + f4 I get:
attempt to access beyond end of device:
last async page write due to I/O error on 16:40


I then tried installed SuSE 7.2 (from DVD) as an intermediate step -
it installed OK, with no problems. Then I tried upgrading
to 8.2 with the DVD - and the procedure locks up at
the same step (i.e. when YaST2 is being invoked).

Finally, I tried installing 8.2 in "safe mode" and I got no further than I had before.

However, this time, I went into the command window and typed "yast".

A few seconds later, I got back to the systems installation window, but in
the software section, it said "cannot read package data from installation media.
Media error?
ERROR: No proposal"

The other installation windows (booting, time zone, language sections) all appear
fine.
I clicked on "change" at the bottom of the screen and selected "software", but I
get nothing when clicking on "detailed selection" and "filter on selections:"

From a trawl on the internet, it seems that many other people are having problems
with SuSE 8.2 Pro


What on earth is going wrong? Has SuSE changed their motto to "if it ain't broke, break it"?!
 
Old 01-13-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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hi,
i had a similar problem installing suse 8.2 just a few days ago.
turned out that suse 8.2 did not recognize my monitor(an obscure brand called viewsonic, model a90f). so at the first boot screen i hit f2 and chose
text install. things proceeded nicely, and when i got to the page with
unidentified monitor, i picked viewsonic from the brand list, and tried a90,
and that worked. if you think it might be your monitor, have your monitor's
frequency settings handy.
but try the text install. pay attention, and you will likely find what was causing your install problem.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:06 AM   #3
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Hi,
I tried that, but I didn't get any further than before!

Paul
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:13 AM   #4
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I've had this problem with 8.2 and 9.0, but only using the bootable DVD. Are you also using a bootable DVD? If so, try copying the DVD to DVD/RW (so as not to waste a disk if it doesn't work) and booting from that (maybe a friend could do it, if you don't have a DVD writer). This solved my problem, and so I burnt the original DVD to a DVD-R and it's fine. For me it was definitely an inability of the DVD drive to read all the data on the disk, even though it appeared to be able to in a file manager.

Hope it helps.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 06:18 AM   #5
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Hi,
Good idea - I may try that (though not many people I know have a DVD writer ) .... looking at the diagnostics, it does seem as if the install procedure is trying to read past the end of the disk!
 
Old 01-30-2004, 10:36 AM   #6
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Does SuSE 9.0 suffer from this problem? Im loathe to buy anymore
SuSE products if they are defective (btw, still haven't got my
problem sorted out )
 
Old 01-30-2004, 11:29 PM   #7
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have you tried the cd install? as opposed to the dvd install?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 05:09 AM   #8
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Unfortunately I only have the DVD version
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:12 PM   #9
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I'm having the same problem installing Suse 9.0 using an FTP install. Just wanted to mention that the problem seem to go beyond a DVD install. I have installed suse 9 on my laptop the exact same way so I don't understand what the problem is.

My hardware:
AMD 1600+
Soyo Dragon Plus (Via KT266A)
256MB RAM
MAxtor 60gb
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
BLAH BLAH
 
Old 03-05-2004, 05:51 PM   #10
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I am also having this same problem and cant find a solution for it anywhere.

Athlon xp2000
Maxtor 80gb heres my partitions
c://windows xp Fat32
d://storage Fat32
10gb unallocated space
1gb linux swap
ati radeon 7500

ftp install: Yast2 just hangs when it gets to "evaluating package selection"
 
Old 09-18-2004, 10:48 AM   #11
tmt
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hangs at eval..etc

i'm trying to install 9.0 from cd on old p2 machine. my error [f3 f4 thanks for that trick, btw] almost exact;;
ctrl+alt+f3 i get;starting/mounts/inst/sbin/inst_setup/yast

ctrl+alt+f4 i get [tried to hand write as the screen scrolled= not east to do];;[none] kernel-hdc cdrom decode status
atpi reset
decode status=0x51[driveread y seek complete error
decode status error= 0x30 last failed sense 0x03
then it repeats till the end of time.
this is why i'm NOT trying with my "daily driver" xp machine. tt
 
  


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