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Old 06-27-2004, 08:32 AM   #1
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SuSE installation from HD


Ahoi there,

Because of my ISP I cannot install SuSE 9.1 from FTP, and I therefor have to download the entire SuSE directory from the server and install it from harddisk. I now have the directory on a NTFS partition on my S-ATA disk. The partition is according to KDiskFree called hdc1.

I then boot my machine from the boot-disk that I've downloaded along with the rest of the distro. I select 'manual installation', load the NTFS module, and choose harddisk as source of installation.
The problem appears when I am supposed to enter the partition's name. I try 'hdc1', but the setup informs me that it is unable to mount the specified partition.

The chipset on my motherboard is i856 with ICH5, so from what I've read I don't have to install any drivers for the disk to work. Any ideas what might solve this little problem?

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Old 06-27-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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I looked through 'kernel messages' under 'system information' in the installation program, and there is nothing indicating that a harddisk is being found. Also, under 'system information' -> 'harddisks / CD-ROMs' there's only my DVD-ROM showing. Apparently the BIOS finds the disk, but the installation program doesn't.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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Jebus.. I had to load the module called ata_piix. Took me 6 stinkin hours to figure out.

Oh well, now I know.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if you got things working or not. If not, I'd suggest using /dev/hdc1 as the partition rather than hdc1 -- J.W.
 
Old 06-27-2004, 11:34 PM   #5
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Could you actually install this way? Everything ok?
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:18 AM   #6
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Yeah, everything is working just fine now. Thank you for your replies anyway.
 
  


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