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Old 05-15-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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Manual setup when installing SuSe

I am trying to install SuSe v10.0, but have run into som problems. The part where I break off from the tutorials that I have read is when I am given an error reading "Could not find SUSE Linux Installation Source. Activating manual setup program." and I select OK. Following is a more detailed description:

- I made the 5 CDs and the boot CD, setup in BIOS for the computer to boot from CD, and started booting from the boot CD.
- The Welcome screen came up followed by a menu.
- I select Installation from the menu (I have also gone through all of the following after selecting "Installation (without ACPI support)")
- four pictures are on screen
- the first two light up in white, but then there's a long pause and the last one lights up with red and green, immediately followed by an error message stating "Could not find SUSE Linux Installation Source. Activating manual setup program." (This is where I break off from the online tutorials that I have read) I select OK.
- I am asked to choose a language (I select English) and a keyboard setup (I select English (US))
- a menu titled "Main Menu" (how original) comes up and I select "Start Installation or System"
- a menu titled "Start Installation or System" comes up and I selct "Start Installation or Update"
- a menu titled "Choose the source medium" comes up and I select "CD-ROM"
- a menu titled "Automatic configuration via DHCP?" comes up and I select "Yes"
- I'm asked to check that CD number 1 is in the drive, so I switch the boot CD with CD number 1
- I wait a minute and an error saying that the DHCP configuration failed came up
- I choose the CD-ROM boot again, but say "No" to "Automatic configuration via DHCP"
- I am asked for and enter my IP Address, Gateway, and netmask
- I hit ESC when asked for my name server because I have no idea what that is and it says to hit ESC if you do not have one
- I get an error saying "Cannot find the image. Check the directory specification."

I have tried a few of the other options in the menus, just to see if one of them helps me out, but none of them have. I would appreciate any help that you could give me. Thanks!
Old 05-16-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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I don't know how helpful this will be, but I had a similar problem with Suse and Fedora on one particular machine. I attributed it to a flaky CD drive because the installation CDs worked fine on other PCs. I ended up using a different distro (Ubuntu I believe) and everything went smoothly from there.

My advice would be to first burn another ISO CD (Disk 1) to rule out the possibility that there's a problem with the CD. If that doesn't work, and you have a spare CD drive, try swapping it out. Finally, if all else fails, you might want to try a different distro.


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