The correct source medium could not be mounted
Could not mount the source medium.
mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /tmp/mnt
busy mount: According to mtab,/dev/hda1 is mounted on
I haven't a clue to what the problem may be, but when I press skip,
it exits out of the setup back to the manual installation screen. I should
let you know that I am installing from the hard disk, from the windows xp
ntfs partition...hda1. Anyone know what's going on here?
I have the same problem. Installation from HD, FTP & NFS works allright, but
installing packages on the fresh installed system doesn't work. Seems to be
the mount problem you mentioned.
There might be a workaround (I haven't tried it yet on 8.0, but it works on
7.3 ;-): use apt-get. See http://apt4rpm.sf.net/ for a description to
install & use. I'm planning to follow my own advice.
And so I did! Piece of cake: installed apt and libapt from apt4rpm's
download page at sourceforge, and downloaded 8.0's sources.list to /etc/apt
(removed ximian from sources.list ;-). Performed "apt-get update" followed
by "apt-get -u upgrade". Did a "SuSEconfig" afterwards. That's all.
Well, I wish it was that easy for me, unfortunately, i'm running
windows...planning on installing suse, and the damned thing just won't
work. I guess, i'll have to go out and buy the cd version. :-( Thanks
for your help anyways!
> Well, I wish it was that easy for me, unfortunately, i'm running
> windows...planning on installing suse, and the damned thing just won't
> work. I guess, i'll have to go out and buy the cd version. :-(
Nah... Not until I'm done with you ;-P
Did you try to load the ntfs kernel-module?
1. boot using floppies/CD [I did burn a CD from boot.iso]
2. Choose "Manual installation"
3. "Please choose the language" -> do so.
4. "Please choose a keyboard map" -> do so
5. "Main menu"
6. Choose "kernel modules"
7. Choose "Load filesystem modules"
8. Choose ntfs <-- This is what you want!
9. Go back to "Main menu"
10. Proceed with normal installation (Choosing installation source, etc.)
The rest of this msg is almost certainly superfluous, but let me describe
briefly what else you could do:
II) Maybe changing the ntfs partition into FAT partition might do the trick.
IV) If you have a 2nd pc, and can connect to it, you could setup an ftp with
the installation source, and install from ftp (or nfs or Samba).
V) If you can get your hands on the 8.0 Live CD (friend or download & burn
iso [~ 650 MB]), then boot from that CD. It contains a stripped but working
SuSE Linux 8.0! You could "fiddle" around with your hd. Create an ext2
partition, and copy the installation source from the ntfs partition to the
I realy believe it's possible for you to install SuSE Linux 8.0 without
buying the box.
> Thanks for your help anyways!
Your welcome! :-)
Hope this helps,
Ok, yes i did get the ntfs module working and am able to get into the
"install from hard disk" setup...the problem is, it's trying to re-
an already mounted partition(the windows ntfs partition). I really
feel like converting to FAT cuz its time consuming and ntfs is much
secure i hear. I've tried the FTP install, but I can't get the right
module for my network card. I'm interested in this 5th option you
It just so happens I do have the live evaluation cd and have used it
several times. I think I'll give that a try. I'll let you know if it
works. Thanks a lot for all your help. Maybe some day, i'll get this
The problem is not in ntfs and I have tried both ntfs and fat32 drives as
sources. I even tried ext2, same problem.
"Lightning" <lightn...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
/var/log/y2log is the main log file. One is in the installation system, which will be
lost, and one is in the installed system. Inspect them if you have trouble
Yast modules are scripts, you can look at the source.
This is what I had to do to install from vfat:
boot the installation system.
do custom or edit partitioning and do not choose a mount point for your installation
Select to create a boot floppy.
Begin installation. When yast2 prompts for the floppy,
go to vt5 (Ctrl-Alt-F5) and do:
vi /etc/init.d/boot (or use "mc")
at the end of the file just before line 73 "Let YaST2 finish ..." I add
save the file, exit vi
go back to vt7 (Alt-F7) create the boot floppy, reboot.
you will boot into a shell.
edit /etc/fstab, add your installation source:
/dev/hda1 /windows/C vfat noauto,user 0 0
create mount point :
mkdir -p /windows/C
mount the installation source:
copy missing description files :
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/*.pkd \
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/info \
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/*.sel \
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/update.in_ \
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/du/du.dir \
cp /windows/C/suse80/.S.u.S.E* \
Change installation source from partition:hda1, dir:/suse80 to no
partition, dir:/windows/C/suse80 (edit /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp
sed -e 's#"partition":"[0-9a-z]*"#"partition":""#' \
-e 's#"serverdir":"[0-9a-zA-Z/]*"#"serverdir":"/windows/C/suse80"#' \
/var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp > /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp.new && \
cp /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp.org && \
cp /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp.new /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp
sed -e 's#Partition.*#Partition: #' \
-e 's#Serverdir.*#Serverdir: /windows/C/suse80/#' \
/var/lib/YaST2/install.inf > /var/lib/YaST2/install.inf.new && \
cp /var/lib/YaST2/install.inf /var/lib/YaST2/install.inf.org && \
cp /var/lib/YaST2/install.inf.new /var/lib/YaST2/install.inf
exit the shell and finish installation:
remove "/bin/bash --login" from /etc/init.d/boot.