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Old 11-29-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Question SUSE 9.0 DVD Install (Media Error) Issue

I am having a hard time installing SUSE 9.0 Pro. from the 2 DVD set. I can boot from the first DVD and the YAST install starts up. During the initial install process I get to a point where YAST is checking my Software Packages from the DVD. I get the following ERROR:

Cannot read package data from media. Media Error.
ERROR: No Proposal

Now, I have read elsewhere on the web that some other people where having this issue. They said that it had to with the fact that there DVD-ROM was set on the IDE bus as a Secondary Slave. and that the moved it the primary bus as a Slave., and the install went fine for them, so they say.

I checked my IDE set up and heres what I have:

Primary Master : Toshiba SD-M 1612 DVD ROM
Primary Slave : Maxtor 6L060J3 60 Gig (Hard Drive 1)

Secondary Master : Lite-On LTR-32123S CD-RW Burner
Secondary Slave : Maxtor 6L060J3 60 Gig (Hard Drive 2)

I don't know if it makes a difference or not, but on the first Hard Drive I have Partitioned the drive with the first partition having WIN XP (NTFS) , and the Second Partition as (FAT32) Storage. Then on my other Hard Drive I have Mandrake 9.1 installed. and using Graphical LILO as the boot-loader.

Can anyone tell me what is going on here and what steps I need to take to fix this issue with SUSE 9.0 ?

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-29-2003, 01:45 PM   #2
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Have you tried cleaning the disks? For some people this has worked.
Old 11-29-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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Good question, but yes I did.. in fact that was the first thing I thought of.
Old 11-29-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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I found this exact problem. My solution was to copy the DVD onto another disk, my LiteOn could then read it perfectly (I assume since it was written on the same drive).
Old 12-17-2003, 08:05 AM   #5
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has details of what is needed to fix this issue. I had the same problem with my Dell Inspiron laption using a Samsung SN308-B CD-RW/DVD combo, and following the instructions above fixed it for me.



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