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Old 01-15-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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md5sum error on suse 10.1 install

I am trying to install SUSE 10.1 at home on an old Packard Bell PC using the same 5 CDs that I used at work with no problem. In December 2007, it seemed to install OK, but it used only CD1. I certainly got a Linux system and the install went straight through the CDROM(md5sum) check with no error using the CD1 already loaded. I did have a problem with 'find' saying that some hard links were corrupted in root. I could not find any header files that I needed for a 'C' compile, but as 'find' had problems, I am not sure that they did not exist. The 'include' directory was empty. This initial install used the standard 'install' option from the boot CD1. being concerned about the failure of 'find', I searched the boot logs and found that the ancient PB was too old to support acpi. In January 2008, I tried the process again using 'noacpi'. The md5sum error occurred so I aborted the install. I also tried swapping fron CD1 to CD2 at the CD test stage; it still failed. I got a friend to download SUSE 10.3 to a DVD for me, the PB having 1 DVD drive and 1 CD drive. This version got as far as 'initialising gfx code' and ceased. All install (CDs and DVD) had been by the DVD drive that had passed the md5sum point in December. I have now made the CD drive the main boot device in place of the DVD drive. This means I have had to return to the 5 CDs. The md5sum error persists at the same point of the install which now uses the CD drive rather than the original DVD drive. Can someone point me to some information on how the md5sum is calculated so that I can pinpoint where the problem lies.

Old 01-16-2008, 06:57 AM   #2
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Dude, md5sum is just to check if the file is successfully received or not. I think when installing, it checks this for every file. And if there is a mismatch, it throws errors accordingly. Just try getting another set. If you had used the same CD's in office, when was that? The CD may also have been scratched. Did you do media check before installing?



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