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Old 12-04-2004, 03:47 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 Personal / UT2004 Install Solution

If you own SuSE 9.1 Personal and are trying to install Unreal Tournament 2004, but can't seem to mount the discs to the UT installer's satisfaction, do this; it worked for me.
- Look at your fstab file:
# cat /etc/fstab

My output looks like this:

SuSE uses "subfs" to automount drives; we need to manually mount and unmount them to install the game. When the installer asks you for disc 2, 3, etc., you must have a terminal window open, as root, and type:

# umount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

(***Of course, replace /dev/cdrom and /media/cdrom with whatever your entries are in fstab.)

...insert the cd it asks for, then type

# mount /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Wait a couple seconds for the drive to become active, then tell the installer to continue. The install should go smoothly. I installed as root, but can play the game as a normal user.
Hopefully this will help someone like me - not yet linux-savvy.
Old 12-25-2004, 07:18 PM   #2
Cap'n Skyler
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Location: Aurora,Colorado
Distribution: SUSE 9.1 (puke) Fedora Core 3
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Question UT 04

i finally got around to giving it a go,and i did as shown above,and got through disc 1,2 and 3/4s through disc 3 and got an install crash.i did this 3 times and once it crashed near halfway through the 2nd disc.i got the su and mount/unmount to all work,but now i have the installer crashing.right now i am going to try and re install again,and see if i can get the crash and any info to pass along i may be back to add to/edit/reply to my own post.and merry Christmas/happy winter solstice celebration/etc to all of the linux peoples where ever you may all be .
* one error message
xterm:Can't execvp /tmp/makeselff5356:No such file or directory

Last edited by Cap'n Skyler; 12-25-2004 at 07:34 PM.
Old 12-25-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
Cap'n Skyler
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well i have not changed anything at all on my computer,and now i cant even get past disc one.before when i was in a shell as SU,when i did the mount command,the cd drive would close and i was in .now it doesnt close.when i install the first UT disc,it doesnt even start,and give me the files and the installer.what are the majic steps to install unreal tournament 2004?NOTHING here has helped me.grrrr please help the ignorant.LOL
Old 02-07-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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I'm getting the exact same thing, even logged on as root and it is doing the same. The first time it failed in Disk 4 now it is failing with disk 3.
I have SuSE 9.0 with a standard CD-ROM 52x and a 16x10 Combi drive. i've tried this install with Core3 and suse9.

linux:~ # cat /etc/fstab...
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0

hair is being pulled!!
Old 02-23-2005, 02:47 AM   #5
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I am using suse 9.2 and it worked great,

installing ut2004 as we speak

linux:/home/beckett1 # umount /dev/dvd /media/dvd
umount: /dev/hdd: not mounted
umount: /dev/hdd: not mounted
linux:/home/beckett1 # mount /dev/dvd /media/dvd
mount: block device /dev/dvd is write-protected, mounting read-only
Old 03-16-2005, 11:37 AM   #6
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It did work. Finally!

God bless you, tykkea811.


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