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Old 02-25-2006, 12:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy Why does my SuSE 10.0 media (eval DVD) check spontaneously (and falsely) fail?

Hello All.
I've been having issues with SuSE spontaneously rejecting my media. I downloaded the DVD eval image of SuSE 10.0 from Novell's site and installed it successfully.
Here's what happened:
  • I perform a media check and it succeeds.
  • I install some RPMs and reboot.
  • I perform a media check and it succeeds.
  • I install some more RPMs and reboot.
  • Eventually, the media check fails.
  • I also get strange errors after patches or installing software as one would expect if using corrupted media.
  • OK, so irritated, I inspect the DVD and find no visible scratches (it's literally 48 hours old).
  • I burn a 2nd copy from the downloaded iso and have the same media check failure.
  • I reinstall SuSE with no issue
  • I perform a media check with both disks and neither fail
  • I repeat the procedure.
  • After a certain amount of time or install actions, the media fails.
This is killing me. I want to run SuSE, but I need to install my software and patch theirs. I can confirm that my hardware is most likely working fine. The machine I'm installing this on used to run Windows 2003, very recently, with no issues. I've tried running the system repair process as well and it found no hardware/filesystem errors.

Does anyone have any clue why this could happen? Any advice for next steps?

Any help is appreciated,
Old 02-28-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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1. Try to use different brand of DVD+-RW.
2. I had some similar problems with installing Slamd64. The CD-RWs I used were old and could not be written completly errorfree. After a while of operation, the DVD- and CD-burner could not read the self-burned discs.
Old 03-06-2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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I tried that as well

Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I tried 3 different types of DVD-R disks. I also performed MD3 sums on them all and there's no deviation. I also ran fsck to look for HD corruption, but couldn't find any. At the moment, I've given up on SuSE 10.0. I'll wait for SuSE 10.1 or Fedora Core 5.


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