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Old 09-03-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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HELP: SUSE 9.3 installation problems woes :S


I downloaded SUSE 9.3 with 4 CDs.

I am able to setup my installation and get through CD1. Then all of a sudden my PC reboots. I assume this is normal and I don't boot from CD anymore. I boot SUSE from the boot up loader. I am requested for CD2. Somehow my CD2 is not recognised (retried many times). So I think CD2 is corrupted or damage (which is highly unlikely). I skip CD 2 and let it carry on to CD3. Same problems with CD3.

Now, is this some bug or known fault? Why isn't SUSE recognising my CDs after a bootup after CD1 was installed? I need to carry on installation on CDs, 2, 3, 4 for the rest of my KDE suite.

Help!
 
Old 09-03-2005, 09:37 PM   #2
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Re: HELP: SUSE 9.3 installation problems woes :S

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Originally posted by kevingpo
I downloaded SUSE 9.3 with 4 CDs.

I am able to setup my installation and get through CD1. Then all of a sudden my PC reboots. I assume this is normal and I don't boot from CD anymore. I boot SUSE from the boot up loader. I am requested for CD2. Somehow my CD2 is not recognised (retried many times). So I think CD2 is corrupted or damage (which is highly unlikely). I skip CD 2 and let it carry on to CD3. Same problems with CD3.

Now, is this some bug or known fault? Why isn't SUSE recognising my CDs after a bootup after CD1 was installed? I need to carry on installation on CDs, 2, 3, 4 for the rest of my KDE suite.

Help!
Have you to check up the CD's? Maybe something is wrong with them, or they weren't burnt correctly or something. This is the reason why I installed Suse 9.3 with only a 50 MB boot disk, almost everything got downloaded from the internet. Now I did have to download 1.8 GB, but if you prepare everything before you go to bed, you do the downloading and installing overnight
 
Old 09-03-2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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Where do I get this 50MB boot disk?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 10:34 PM   #4
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This is so strange. I used UltraISO to rebuild the ISO from the burnt CD-ROMS. Apparently CD1 is a perfect md5sum match. So that is good.
However, CD2, 3, 4, etc had md5sum match of CD1, and "they" were all CD1s.

What went wrong?

I went to GetRight (my download manager) to check what I downloaded. Yes I did download the different CDs.

ftp://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/suse...f-i386-CD1.iso
695.66MB
ftp://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/suse...f-i386-CD2.iso
675.89MB
ftp://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/suse...f-i386-CD3.iso
697.19MB
ftp://anorien.csc.warwick.ac.uk/suse...f-i386-CD4.iso
669.22MB


The only thing I can think of is that I mistakenly burnt 4 copies of CD1. But How is that so? Am sure I used Nero Burning ROM and loaded up each ISO file individually.

Anywayz, am not doing all those CDs downloading again. What if I get the same problem again?

I heard from someone there's a 50MB internet install CD. Where can I get that?
 
Old 09-04-2005, 05:40 AM   #5
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almost every mirror has these bootdiscs. For example on my favourite mirror: ftp://ftp.nl.uu.net/
in the directory /pub5/suse/i386/9.3/boot/ is a boot.iso file of about 50 MB. Download and burn it, but first write down the mirror! also write the whole directory path towards the 9.3 directory down...
Now when you boot from the CD, You just follow the steps to the installation, and when Suse asks for your installation soure, choose ftp and setup your Internet Account.
Then it asks for a IP adres from the source server. You don't have to fill in a specific ip, you can also just fill in ftp.nl.uu.net for example But it also asks for a directory. You have to point the installer to the /pub5/suse/i386/ directory if I remember correctly, and not to /pub/suse/i386/9.3 You just have to try out a bit between the different directories towards the 9.3 dir.
After that just follow onscreen instructions
 
  


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