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Re: [SLE] Installing from Secondary CD-ROM
  • From: peter Nikolic <p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 08:52:51 +0100
  • Message-id: <200405310852.51814.p.nikolic1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 31 May 2004 02:36, Lucky Leavell wrote:
> On Sat, 29 May 2004, Mark A. Taff wrote:
> > On Saturday 29 May 2004 04:38 pm, Lucky Leavell wrote:
> > > On Sat, 29 May 2004, Mark A. Taff wrote:
> > > > On Saturday 29 May 2004 11:50 am, Lucky Leavell wrote:
> > > > > OS: SuSE 9.1
> > > >
> > > > Perform the install as normal, ignoring (for now) any
> > > > missing packages. After the install in complete, start
> > > > the install again, but chose "repair" as the install
> > > > mode. Repair will test everything, including missing
> > > > packages, and fix as required. I have had to use it many
> > > > times before.
> > >
> > > That did appear to work and even accessed the CDs on the
> > > secondary drive but the root filesystem is still mounted
> > > read only which makes for a very limited system.
> > >
> > > > Part of the problem with the media not found/package not
> > > > found on medium errors is due to faulty hardware and/or
> > > > faulty burned cds/dvds.
> > >
> > > I think the media is OK as I have used it before OK. I
> > > thinks it may be the drives, hopefully just needing
> > > cleaning.
> > >
> > > > You can boot from floppies, but it takes 2-6 floppies to
> > > > do so, and I'm not sure it's worth the hassle. I did it
> > > > once, and will bend over backwards to not have to do it
> > > > again. :-)
> > >
> > > Done that too. 9.0 typically requires 2-3 depending on how
> > > many drivers are needed.
> >
> > Why exactly is / mounted read-only? I have had that happen
> > when a partition (with ReiserFS on it) is corrupted. Try
> > this:
>
> I wish I knew...
>
> > While the box is booting, press the scroll lock (ScrLk) key
> > periodically -- this will pause the boot long enough to read
> > the screen -- and pay attention to the lines related to the
> > filesystem checks and mounting.
>
> Didn't try that before reinstalling - see below
>
> > If it reports errors (i.e. filesystem is NOT clean), then run
> > fsck after the boot to the limited system is done. You will
> > need to run fsck for all the partitions that reported errors,
> > probably with some flags you wouldn't normally use, such as
> > --rebuild tree. Do --help first, and read the warnings, docs
> > first.
>
> Booted from CD and ran reiserfsck --check --fix-fixable but it
> reported no corruption at all.
>
> > --rebuild-tree is not to be taken lightly, but it will fix a
> > corrupt filesystem, and I've never lost any data when I've
> > had to use it, with the exception of webpage history in
> > Konqi. I think that may be a bug in Konqi?
> >
> > My bet is that after you do this, you will be able to boot
> > into a functional and stable system.
>
> So did starting the install over and changing the default
> reiserfs to ext3.
>
> I still had some problems reading the CDs and had to repair
> this system as well but it now functions as expected.
>
> (I have experienced problems with reiserfs on IDE drives with
> 9.0 as well and am about to quit using it altogether. My
> initial 9.0 install uses reiser but on SCSI drive with no
> problems so far. We had to blow away a 9.0 installed using
> reiser on an IDE drive. I have found nothing in sdb to back
> this up. It is a gut feeling borne from 15+ years experience
> mainly with Unix.)
>
> Thank you,
> Lucky Leavell
Hi All .

It seems you are suffering from suspect drive syndrome more that
an error with Reiserfs I have been running Reiser since the very
early days and had just two 2 problems one was due to an early
version of Reiser (well what do you expect it was about alpha
quality) and the second was not long ago but that was down to
collapsed bearings in the Hdd motor Check them drives modern IDE
stuff is basically CRAP ! ..


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G6NJR Pete otherwise known as "Quinton 11"

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Pete,,,,, :-)

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