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Cichlid 08-09-2002 08:50 PM

Package returned an error on install
So I had to get a new motherboard, K7T Turbo , VIA KT133A , new CPU, AMD duron 1300 MHz, new power supply.

Prior to the new hardware, I was having windoze problems, no news there. I ended up formating. Though, while trying to install SuSE 8.0, I kept on getting the message " perl return and error, view log file". This happend for Grep and others as well.

Even after, with the new hardware, I still can't install without any errors. I tried to install on my old ASUS motherboard and there were no problems. My CDROM drives are fine, the cables are fine.

I'm lost for ideas. I even tried the command "nobiospnp", and still I had returned errors. A friend of mine also had this problem from a coy of the original disks I have. He installed the errored packages with YaST2 after the system booted.

Any ideas or suggestions.


Cichlid 08-10-2002 11:57 PM

So, I'm up and running. Though, I had to put my primary HDD into another computer and install SuSE 8.0. I then put my HDD back into my computer and things are workign semi OK. Just need to tweak a few things to get them to work. (I'll post elsewhere).

I still don't feel comfortable though. I tried to install SuSE 7.2, and 7.2 and both return the same error.


MasterC 08-11-2002 12:52 AM

Yeah, my understanding is that if the systems are identical, then that shouldn't be a problem (to install elsewhere, then swap drives), but if the hardware is different, especially the arch, then you may run into some major problems.

As far as your first problem...

I actually use the rule of 4 when installing distros. Give it 4 tries, somehow by the 4th time, there are little to no errors. If there are still some errors, and they aren't major, just ignore them till afterwards, then go to and get the packages installed from there.


BlackDogg 08-11-2002 06:32 AM

word to masterc. I ran into the same crap wit suse 8, but it was disc 2 only, missing like 2 begining files, something about quota, and shtools. I just ignored, and went on my dandy way. someone i met that is a master of linux advised me to go to, to replace those jacked up files. I'm not sure if those files were critical enough to mess my installation, but at the moment, my suse 8 is not retaining it's background. It's default with the annoying red bg. When I change it, it won't stick. I log back on, and it defaults to red all over again. Whatevers, I'll try to replace those corrupted rpms, and see if that does the trick. Unless someone has a quick fix or knows if this is a SUSE only glitch.

Cichlid 08-11-2002 10:40 AM

I guess I could try the rule of 4. I did try to install many times, but I always tried something different.

I tried to install some of the missing rpms off the CD with package manager, and I was gettign teh same error as when I installed? Yet, I've used these originals CDs before, and there was no problem?

Thanks for the responses,


bLaX 08-11-2002 06:55 PM

That sounds so weird. It sounds more like your cd-rom is going bad. But I'm not so sure anymore, I just got me a liteon 40x12x48 drive and a liteon 16dvd rom drive, and I ran into the same problems.

Yet, I've used these originals CDs before, and there was no problem?

When you used these CD's before did you use them on another setup like with different hardware? Just curious, seems like some investigating to me.

Cichlid 08-11-2002 09:41 PM

Yes, I basically had to buy a new computer. My old Asus motherboard got fried somehow? Some greenish stuff on the back where the CPU is. My CPU also had some chip in it.

So I bought a new mobo, K7T Turbo , VIA KT133A, a new Duron 1300 MHz, and a new power supply.

I'm still using the same CDROM drives as I've always had. I tried both my HDD on the Asus computer and it installed fine. I tried the CDROM drive from the Asus computer on mine, it didn't work. I tried installing SuSE 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 and Mandrake 7.1, all gave me an error.

I've playing with the UDMA and PIO settings. I think I will try to install winbloze and see what happens.


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