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My problems with makeSUSEdvd
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 13:51:56 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0604231248460.1588@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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I'm trying to build the RC2 DVD, as I had problems with only one CD and
trying to convince Yast to install using the CD iso images on the HD. I
have SuSE 9.3 here.

The wiki says:

] People have requested to have a single DVD instead of the 5 CD's. The
] reasons for this are various. I have written a program called
] makeSUSEdvd that can make the DVD in a very easy manner. First download
] the CD's. These can be either the NOVELL SUSE CD's or the openSUSE cd's.
] You do not need to burn them, just put them in one directory with only
] the 5 CD's in it. You will need the root password. If you do not have
] that, the program is not good and you should do it by hand.

Notice that paragraph says that the root password is needed. However, it
is not accepted:

p2phelper@nimrodel:~/torrent/isorc2> makeSUSEdvd
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
Sorry, try again.
sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts

You do not know the root password or typed it wrong.
This program will now stop. Please start again and enter
the correct password, or ask the systemadministrator to
give it to you.


Notice it complains about _me_ not knowing the root password - which I do,
as I prove myself trying to "su", which works. Then I see the 'sudo' word
there in the error message... thus I try my own password:

p2phelper@nimrodel:~/torrent/isorc2> makeSUSEdvd
p2phelper is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

You do not know the root password or typed it wrong.
This program will now stop. Please start again and enter
the correct password, or ask the systemadministrator to
give it to you.

The sudo program is complaining that I'm not in the sudoers list - which
is correct, the instructions do not mention anything about sudo - but the
script still complains that I do not know the root password. Confusing.

Is the opensuse link above correct, or has it got to be modified to add
the "sudo" instructions? I don't know what commands I need to add to the
sudo configuration, and I don't feel like I want to hack the script just
now to learn it.

So, instead I "su" to root and try again... and it fails:

nimrodel:/home/p2phelper/torrent/isorc2 # makeSUSEdvd
/home/p2phelper/torrent/isorc2/DVD_DIR already exists. Using
/home/p2phelper/torrent/isorc2/DVD_DIR.DVD.6726 instead
Making a DVD of several CD's
The root password is needed. If you know how to do this without,
please tell me
Here we go.
Not enough free space on /tmp/CD_DIR.
Space needed is at least 3,349,180 B. You have 1,211,856 B available.
Use the '-s /path/to/dir' option

Absurd! Not enough free space, but the _current_ dir has 40 GB free. Of
course, not in "/tmp/CD_DIR". I thought it was going to use the current
dir for temporary space as well... so I edit the script after all.

Ok, so I wait for completion... and wait...

~1 hour to download the deltas...
4 hours to recreate the 5 RC2 isos...
12 minutes to create the dvd iso.

Nice, it is not sluggish as the makedeltaiso was :-)

It got problems in the middle, by the way:

rm: no se puede borrar TEMP_DIR//suse/i586/clisp-2.37-13.i586.rpm: Sistema de ficheros de so lectura
rm: no se puede borrar TEMP_DIR//suse/i586/compiz-cvs_060420-3.i586.rpm:

(can not delete TEMP_DIR//suse/..... : read only filesystem)

Recreating MD5SUMS:
md5sum: descr: Es un directorio
md5sum: slide: Es un directorio

(is a directory)

And it has not cleaned up after exit:

p2phelper@nimrodel:/biggy/cer/torrent/isorc2> du -sh *
3,2G DVD_DIR.DVD.6726
663M SUSE-Linux-10.1-RC2-i386-CD1.iso
634M SUSE-Linux-10.1-RC2-i386-CD2.iso
656M SUSE-Linux-10.1-RC2-i386-CD3.iso
679M SUSE-Linux-10.1-RC2-i386-CD4.iso
641M SUSE-Linux-10.1-RC2-i386-CD5.iso

The CD dir is there. And TEMP_DIR is still mounted:

~> mount
/biggy/cer/torrent/isorc2/SUSE-Linux-10.1-RC2-i386-CD5.iso on /biggy/cer/torrent/isorc2/TEMP_DIR type iso9660 (ro,loop=/dev/loop1)

- --
Carlos Robinson
Version: GnuPG v1.4.0 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Made with pgp4pine 1.76


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