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I read the threads and decided this was complicated, so I did some experimenting instead. Found out that the DVD wasn't reading properly; repeated the whole process from another drive (the DVD burner I used to write the ISO) and didn't get any errors.
I looked into the threads you suggested and decided this was complicated, so I went back to 10.0. I did check into the MD5 sum of the ISO which is OK; I just don't have the time to dig into the nitty gritty of grub and suse.
BTW, did anyone notice that if you choose a new installation on a partitioned hard drive (with existing XP and Linux partitions), it comes up with ridiculous partitioning propositions. You have to go to the expert mode, re-read the partition table and only then you can do your editing (i.e. setting the proper mount points and tagging the partitions which should be formatted).
In my case the suggestion was to install 10.2 into hda8 with hda9 for swap (both non-existing partitions) which could only have been created by destroying hda7.
I've just installed 10.2 on my laptop as a new install to replace 10.1. The partitioner did the same thing, and cam up with a stupid selection. I wanted to keep my old /home partition, and it wanted to use that for root! I now only use the YaST partitioner for setting the mount points. I do all partitioning and formatting with a GParted live CD.
Also, it wanted to put grub on the linux root partition, and I want to dual boot WinXP, so I had to manually change it to put grub on the MBR.
I have had the very similar problem:
when installed openSuse 10.2 on the Asrock p4m800 on 120 Gb SATA ( is as second HD drive ) I got:
grub > setup -- stage2 = /boot/grub/stage2 (hd0) (/dev/mapper/pdc_dbhcdfec, 4)
Error while parsing number
What a hell? Trying different fragmentation and GRUB / LILO allocation had no effect.