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Re: [suse-amd64] [Announce] 9.2 AMD64 Install CD with New Kernel
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:26:38 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <hor7jja6o1.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Rainer Koenig <Rainer.Koenig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx> writes:
>
>> If you have experienced installation problems with our 9.2 DVD, then
>> download this CD and boot from it. It will ask you then for "CD1",
>> and just insert the DVD at that point. During installation it will
>> load packages from CD1 several times...
>>
>> This PatchCD has two advantages:
>>
>> * Installation with a new kernel. If you had problems installing with
>> the DVD, please try it this way.
>
> Yes, it solves the problem that we have on 64-bit systems with SATA
> hard disks. The installation kernel from the original DVD fails to
> detect SATA hard disks under some circumstances, but the patch CD
> does the job well.
>
> Are there any objections if I burn those CDs and send them to our
> customers that are experiencing problems? Or do they have to get their
> own image and burn it?

Go ahead and distribute the CD.

>> * All the updated packages are installed directly.
>
> This is only half an adavantage. I tried the installation last week
> and if I select a bit of more software packages during installation,
> then I have to change between the patch CD and the DVD1 quite often. :-)

Yes, this is rather unfortunate.

Andreas
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