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Old 10-18-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
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Exclamation openSUSE install issue

This one's a doozy. I have a DVD of openSUSE 10 that I installed to a secondary 20GB FAT32 HD (no shrinking of the partition, just a straight reiserFS reformat) three days ago.

Long story short: I had to restore the drive to a FAT32 for backup purposes and tried reinstalling yesterday. Now, kernel-default-2.6.13 and something like kernel-nongpl (I think) won't install. This is the exact error:

error: /var/adm/YaST/InstSrcManager/IS_CACHE_0x00000001/MEDIA/suse/i586/kernel-fefault-2.6.13.i586.rpm: headerRead failed:hdr blob(587483): BAD, read returned -1
It's the exact same enviroment that I installed to the first time (in which only an artlib-something or other package failed), but gave no discernable problems at all. Any ideas?

AMD 1.2GHz
GeForce 5200 128MB
IDE 80GB Primary (Windows)
IDE 20GB Secondary (openSUSE, I hope)
SBC 2Wire Home Portal (yes I know how to configure it)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 10-18-2005, 09:05 AM   #2
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Might be that the DVD itself is damaged, maybe a scratch on it, as it doesn't seem to like reading that package in. There's an article on the SuSE sdb to check for media errors here
Old 10-18-2005, 09:16 AM   #3
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I'll try checking that (because I've got no other recourse). Thanks for the idea, I'll let you know how that turns out after I get home to check, but any other clues are welcome


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