On Thursday 26 October 2006 20:05, larrystotler(a)netscape.net wrote:
Is there any way to tell YaST to ignore MD5SUM errors
installation? I have had some serious issues with the install CDs since
v10.0. I get MD5SUM errors during package installations as well as when I
run the check media during the installation. I was just installing on a
dual Xeon-64 system, and I got an error installing MainActor and when I
hit ignore, the installation failed and dumped me to the text mode. I get
this on x86, x86-64, AND PPC. It is really annoying. Or is there any way
to have the installer realize that a previous installation has failed and
to start from that point? Even Windows can manage that, but I have NEVER
seen YaST offer to do this.
I've burned the install CDs with SuSE v9.2, 9.3, 10.0, 10.1 using K3B as
well as under Windows and I have problems way too often. I can't imagine
that all my drives are bad, I have dozens. I could care less about the
MD5rSUMs of a package. I just want to be able to install without having
to restart over and over....
It also doesn't matter what speed or type of machine. I have had erros
with 200Mhz 604es as well as 2.8Ghz 64bit Xeons and 400Mhz G4s, 400Mhz
G3s, 466Mhz G3s, etc.
Sorry to vent, but I have posted about this before, and it keeps
What's the common denominator here? Do you have original SUSE CD/DVDs from
the boxed sets and do they suffer these same errors? Are you using the same
brand of blank CD/DVDs? Do the suspect CD/DVDs work sometimes but not
others? Sounds like you have plenty of machines and CD/DVD drives to play
with and troubleshoot the problem.
How's the power situation? Are you overloading circuits with too many
machines and suffering mini-brownouts? Does the A/C or refrigerator cycling
or the clothes washer/dryer affect your power?
Since version 10.0 have you been downloading the ISOs and do they pass the
checksum test of K3B before you burn them? That should produce a known good
copy for installs.
I've had those errors during installs and restarting from the very beginning
is not fun. Nothing like the problems you have though.