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    Default openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    Hi

    I am having issues trying to install openSuSe 10.2
    When attempting the install the boot screen comes up and when selecting any installation option (intsallation, safe mode ,acpi disabled etc) the linux kernel loads then comes up with a message saying no cd or dvd can be found starting manual installation
    In the manual installation the cd cannot be recognised still and therefore the install cannot proceed.
    I am using the 5cd option of openSuse 10.2 after downloading the X86_64 version.


    My system set up is as follows
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6420
    Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P Motherboard
    2Gb DDR2 667 RAM
    Samsung DVD RW
    Nvidia 7600GT Graphics Card
    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

    I am a relative newcomer to linux but have succesfully installed ubuntu 6.10 on this pc before with no real issues

    any help would be much appreciated thanks!

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    Welcome to PressF1

    Do you just have the single optical device? On what IDE channel is it set? Eg Primary/Secondary, Master/Slave?

    Did you confirm the SuSE disks were downloaded without corruption by comparing your md5sums to the official ones?

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    Many installation scripts give an option to test the CDs to be used. It would be worth trying that (it might be in an "expert" menu, but the last one I saw was just one option in the main menu).

    It shouldn't matter what the IDE settings are. If a CD drive is there, it shoud be found. (Things were more "interesting" in the days when there were a lot of incompatible CD drive interfaces).

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    There is just one optical drive and it is set as the master on the ide cable and there is nothing connected to the slave connection
    The hard drive is SATA

    I cannot check the cds although the option is there as it does not think the cds are in the drive when they are.

    I have checked the checksums and all are correct.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    Is it actually complaining about the absence of a drive or is it complaining that it can't find the next CD?

    Can Windows read the directories of the CDs? If they have one file each with an .iso extension ... ...

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    After loading the Kernel it says cannot find installation cd/dvd, so it cant find the first cd despite loading from it in the first place
    In windows the cds contain a variety of folders and seemingly appropriate files
    System:AcBel 450W PSU; Gigabyte 965P-DS3P Mobo; Core 2 Duo E6420 CPU; 4Gb DRR2-667 RAM; 160GB + 500GB Seagate SATA HDDs; XFX GeForce 9600GT; Samsung DVD-RW (IDE); Hauppauge HVR 4000 Tv Card; Samsung 226BW Monitor; Vista Home Premium 64bit;

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    This could be one of the subtle nasties ...

    Often the installation requires each disk to have a fixed, known, label, so it knows the right disk is there . This is where the name you see associated with the CD icon in the "My Computer" of Windows comes from when there's a CD present. Sometimes, if whoever is preparing the downloadable images is human, errors creep in.

    Again, see what Windows says. The "Properties" of a CD should show the label, I think, if it doesn't appear with the icon.

    "suse cannot find installation cd/dvd" to Google might give some hints.

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    The cds are named "SU1020.001" etc to "SU1020.005" which seem reasonable
    After googling your suggestion i have found a method which i will test later which involves using the boot parameter "insmod=ide-generic"
    System:AcBel 450W PSU; Gigabyte 965P-DS3P Mobo; Core 2 Duo E6420 CPU; 4Gb DRR2-667 RAM; 160GB + 500GB Seagate SATA HDDs; XFX GeForce 9600GT; Samsung DVD-RW (IDE); Hauppauge HVR 4000 Tv Card; Samsung 226BW Monitor; Vista Home Premium 64bit;

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    In case anyody else has a similar problem i solved this by going into bios and changing onboard sata controller (JMicron Controller) to ACHI instead of ide compatibility mode. then using the boot parameters insmod=ide-generic and insmod=pata_jmicron when installing.

    This problem seems to have been caused by the intel 965 chipset on some motherboards used with intel core 2 duo cpus. It seems to be reasonably common in installs of opensuse10.2 and other distros with modern motherboard s combined with ide dvd drives.

    Thanks for all the help
    System:AcBel 450W PSU; Gigabyte 965P-DS3P Mobo; Core 2 Duo E6420 CPU; 4Gb DRR2-667 RAM; 160GB + 500GB Seagate SATA HDDs; XFX GeForce 9600GT; Samsung DVD-RW (IDE); Hauppauge HVR 4000 Tv Card; Samsung 226BW Monitor; Vista Home Premium 64bit;

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    Default Re: openSuse 10.2 Installation Issues

    Thanks for the update and the solution you figured out for yourself in the end.

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