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.
That's just it, it's NOT reproducable at all. I get different errors all the
time. One package
may fail on one install, and then it will install just fine on the next. It doesn't
matter what machine
I use or how I burn the discs. I have tried way too many combinations to get the same
issue over and over
again. For example, on the Xeon system I was installing last night, I was using the new
remastered CDs, and
if I clicked "ignore", instead of skipping the file, the installation just
failed. And all it told me was
that the package wasn't on the medium because it failed the integrity check.
Here's the line:
Err: 3:Package kdebase3-32bit-3.5.1-69.32 fails integrity check. Do you want to retry
This is a new one on me. I usually got an error saying what MD5SUM it got and waht it was
supposed to get.
I haven't had time to try installing on my B&W G3 to see if I will have the same
problems on it.
A friend of mine says he's had so many problems getting the CDs to work since v9.2,
that he downloads the whole tree
instead. I even tried installing on a PowerMac over the network from his tree and got
MD5SUM errors in the beginning of
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?
Nope. I've even had the problem runnng through a UPS that was conditioning the line
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.
The MD5SUM check is fine BEFORE I burn the CD. If I have K3B verify it, it fails. If I
have the media
check verify it, it fails. It doesn't matter what burner I use or what speed or
Interestingly enough, I was finally able to finish the install last night if I ONLY let it
do the basic
suggested KDE install. If I selected the addon media it didn't work. Further, it
rebooted after the first
CD if I chose the basic install, but if I added packages, it went to the Add-on CD-1
instead of rebooting.
I've had those errors during installs and
restarting from the very beginning
is not fun. Nothing like the problems you have though.
That's just it. I have been using SuSE for the x86 since v5.3. I only started
having these problems with
the v10.0 Betas for the PPC, and I have had them since then. It doesn't ALWAYS
happen. However, if I were
give someone a copy of these CDs and they would not install properly, that person would
bother trying to install SuSE again. And I wouldn't blame them. I've been
extremely disgusted with the way
that v10.1 was rolled out. They should have never tried to integrate libzipp and
zen-updater in, what was it,
Beta 3 or 4? I have only managed to get v10.1 to update properly on 1 machine. This
Thinkpad I am on right
now always tells me that there are no new updates. Doesn't matter how I try to get
the updates to work. None
of the methods from openSuSE or elsewhere have worked on this machine. I've been a
proud supporter of SuSE for
7 years, but there is NO WAY I would have bought a copy of v10.1 considering it's
state. I even asked about
getting the CDs remastered and was told it wouldn't be done, and then they remastered
them 2 months before
v10.2 is supposed to come out. I've had several friend who are fairly new to linux
go back to v10.0 on their machines
because they couldn't get v10.1 to work right.
To all the guys like Olaf and everyone else that has helped me out, I'm not trying to
knock you, but v10.1, IMHO,
has been nothing short of a disaster. The problems with the Old World machines was beyond
your control and
the pactches to fix them(which I have still not gotten to work yet....:( ) were greatly
appriciated. But, I feel
there needs to be some changes so that if any prospective newbie tries to install, they
don't get mad and give up.
The root password should be asked for BEFORE starting the install. I don't know how
many times I have had an instal
fail after the reboot after the first CD and then get a login prompt that is useless to
me(I COULD fix it manually,
but lots of others can't). Even without my issues, if a power failure occurs, at
least you can login to the system.
Allow an undocumented command line switch that will turn off the MD5SUM checking.
Personally, I think it is a waste
of processing power, especially on older machines like my G3/266. I wouldn't install
the CDs if I didn't trust where
they came from. I think it would speed up the installs on older slower machines by a
noticable percent to say the
least. IMHO it's unneccessary.
The installer should be able to tell if a previous install has failed. At least add an
option to the start where
it asks if it's an update or new installation for repair failed installation.
Again, sorry to vent.
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