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Old 12-02-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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Media Error!


Hello,

I have been instrested in linux for awile and im finally going to try it out...but just remember.. ima


When the SuSe 9.1 install is done analyzing , under the software category it says " error: media not found" . When i click the title software it has nothing listed for software. Is it a bad disk?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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Bump..any1?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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I assume you burned an iso image on cdrom and booted from it? If so then yes, it might very well be a bad disk. Have you tried burning again, or trying a different brand of recordable cdrom?

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Old 12-03-2004, 04:14 PM   #4
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I am going to downlooad from another source, and burn on a diff brand cd. I only have 2 cds left so i hope it works.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 06:43 PM   #5
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I have burned 4 disks, 3 with nero, 1 with a special iso program. ALL HAVE THE MEDIA ERROR!
 
Old 12-03-2004, 07:05 PM   #6
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Are you burning it as a binary image? (You need to) If you are but you are still having media errors, then it's possible that your CD blanks are just poor quality. Are you using a quality, name brand (TDK, Maxell, etc) or a no-name generic? Most no-names can get the job done, but some are absolute junk, and buying them is a waste of money.

Along these lines, are your verifying the ISO image after you download it by checking the MD5SUM? If not, you should. Running the command is easy, it's just
Code:
md5sum <filename>
where <filename> is the actual file name of the ISO image (obviously). The output of the command will be a long string of letters and numbers, which must match the published value from the download site. If the numbers don't match, the download was corrupted, and you'll need to redo it. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 08:00 PM   #7
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I verified them. I used 1 generic, 2 memorex, and 1 TDK. I read something bout cdrws reading them wrong er sumthin. 2mororowe im gunna test it on a friends comp...and if it works steal his cdrom and install it.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:16 PM   #8
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The answer might not be as simple as you'd like, but the problem is most likely with your cd drive rather than the media. I have an LG DVD/CD writer with the same problem. I have no clue why that is, but simply putting any suse disk into my other cd drive fixes the problem. I've had this problem since suse 8, but no other disks have this problem. I'd find a friend or relative and see if you can borrow their cd drive to see if that fixes it.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:29 PM   #9
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I KNEW IT. and wasted 4 friends cds hahahahhahahahahhahaha . My friend took my old cdrom drive, so im gunna take it back from him 2mrorow, whether he likes or not teehee.
 
Old 12-03-2004, 09:29 PM   #10
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I strongly appreciate your repsonse Koh!
 
Old 12-06-2004, 05:14 PM   #11
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I used my other cdrom...still a media error. looks like the SuSE gods hate me, and dont want me installing their OS. Guess i give up on them.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 06:17 PM   #12
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you can always purchase the 5 cd set for under $15 dollars.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 08:19 PM   #13
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How do i know that wont have the error?

and where for that cheap?

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