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Old 09-29-2003, 11:49 AM   #1
bruno buys
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suse 8.2 install problem: "No proposal"??

Hello kind folks!
I'm trying to install suse linux 8.2 on a computer with win2k. When I boot the suse cd, in the beginning of the installation, it gives me "Error: no proposal" and says that there are no packages available for install. The cd is ok, I burned it from an iso image.
Did a bit of research in the net, and found other forums with similar problem related to the 8.1. One workaround was to boot with parameters "cdromdevice=hdc" and "pci=acpi". Tried that, but no good.
Tried to copy files to the hdd and tell the install to use it. Loaded fat32 kernel modules, but it failed to mount the partition, whitout explaining why.
The cdrom is actually a dvdrom. Also tried to boot "dvdromdevice=hdc", but no good, also. Has anyone else had the same problem? What else can I try?
Old 09-29-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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The first thing I want to know is where you got an ISO of suse 8.2. As suse doesnt make any iso's available publicly until they release a newer version.

The second problem is you cant install to a fat32 partition so why would you be loading fat32 modules?
Old 09-29-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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"is where you got an ISO of suse 8.2"

At the edonkey's net. Not official isos, but end user built. I know that this is not the best thing to do, but the ftp install is quite dark, man! My cable is 128k, and I can't spend an entire day donwloading stuff in a screen that doesn't tell me even how much is left to do. They gotta change this!
Here in Brazil, an official suse box is like R$ 3XX,00, and this is big money! I can"t afford this, right now. But I plan to buy one and support developers, as soon as possible.

"The second problem is you cant install to a fat32 partition so why would you be loading fat32 modules?"

The install partition is not a fat32, is a reisferFS, regular. That was when I tried to install from a fat32 partition.
But it turned out to be not necessary. I chose "failsafe installation", and yast2 booted with several other parameters, and worked ok on my LG dvd.
Old 09-30-2003, 01:39 AM   #4
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Did you get it installed. I got the ISO's from edonkey they work fine so I do not think there the problam. What I did is partition my drive 50% win and 50% ex2 and the install went fine.


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