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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.
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.
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 rpmfind.net and get the packages installed from there.
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 rpmfind.net, 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.
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.