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Re: [SLE] Polish That Disk
  • From: Derek Fountain <fountai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 14:14:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <200204251315.OAA62260@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> FWIW, when I tried to install SuSE 7.3 on my second
> hard drive (a Maxtor), which had been subjected to
> three or four other distro installations, it just
> wouldn't install. It kept hanging at various points
> during the installation. So, I went to the Maxtor
> website, downloaded their little low-level format
> program, and proceeding to perform a low-level format
> on the troublesome drive.
> The next time I tried to install 7.3, it worked
> flawlessly.

That suggests a soft media error or similar. It could just have been that the
SuSE installation was stumbling over a fault on the disk surface which the
other distros happened to miss.

2:04pm up 3 days, 5:44, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

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