I have finally gotten around to installing openSUSE 11.3 on a PC I have.
However, I have made two complete attempts and several "fix it" attempts
on the first failed attempt and have yet to get a successful install.
The installs both failed with the "fetchmsttfonts" failing and resulting
in a "YaST2 Error Command exited with status 5" error popup with an "OK"
button on it. I am looking for some way to proceed from here without
having to restart the install from scratch again and to have to select
all the needed packages yet another time. More background follows.
The first time thru, I saw the "OK" and clicked it before reading
anything else and the installer aborted back to text mode. I tried
running the install again as an upgrade install, hoping that would fix
it, but, instead, first got a system that only booted to runlevel 3 and
was mostly unconfigured (I could not log in at all even though I'd set a
user account and a root password!). Subsequent upgrade install attempts
resulted in the installer recommending the deletion of several hundred
packages, increasing in number each time I ran it(!).
I did another install attempt from scratch, this time using the
netinstall CD and selecting the oss, non-oss, and update repos (the
first install attempt had been made from the install DVD with the
addition of the Addon-NonOss-BiArch and AddonLang CDs as well as the
three netinstall URIs above). Again, the install failed. This time I
read the entire screen and have not yet clicked the "OK" button.
I logged in to the system from one of the available text mode consoles
and noticed that the system is still mostly unconfigured.
What should be my next move from here? Is it possible to rescue this
install? If not, is there a way to obtain a copy of the package list
and import it into a new, fresh install so I don't have to go thru all
the packages looking for the ones I need (a time consuming and tedious
process for me).
I found the y2log and the zypp/history log files which contain millions
of lines of status between them and which appear to contain all of the
packages selected. However, I was not able to locate a simple package
list anywhere. If there is not list, anyone know the required format so
I could possibly format, e.g., the zypp/history log contents into a
Any help would be appreciated!
Philip Amadeo Saeli
openSUSE, RHEL, CentOS
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