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Lightning

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Jun 10, 2002, 12:37:56 PM6/10/02
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Now that I have the setup going, I get this error while installing:

The correct source medium could not be mounted

Details:
Could not mount the source medium.
mount: /dev/hda1 already mounted or /tmp/mnt

busy mount: According to mtab,/dev/hda1 is mounted on
/mounts/extra

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?

Leendert Meyer

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Jun 10, 2002, 4:03:09 PM6/10/02
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Lightning wrote:

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.

Leen

Leendert Meyer

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Jun 10, 2002, 5:59:01 PM6/10/02
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Leendert Meyer wrote:

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.

Leen

Peter

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Jun 10, 2002, 7:12:40 PM6/10/02
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> 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.
>
> Leen

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!

Leendert Meyer

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Jun 11, 2002, 1:06:13 PM6/11/02
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Peter wrote:

> 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?

Small howto:

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.

III) If you have a fast connection, try ftp, nfs or smb installation. (ftp
from ftp.suse.com or ftp.gwdg.de or a ftp mirror, nfs from
linux01.gwdg.de).

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
ext2 partition.

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,

Leen

Lightning

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Jun 11, 2002, 1:45:21 PM6/11/02
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Leendert Meyer <leen....@home.nl> wrote in
news:K6qN8.84295$3g4.7...@zwoll1.home.nl:

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-
mount
an already mounted partition(the windows ntfs partition). I really
don't
feel like converting to FAT cuz its time consuming and ntfs is much
more
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
have.
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
to
work.

Rasvet

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Jun 11, 2002, 3:59:24 PM6/11/02
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If u ever get it working please post how, as I cannot get this thing to
work. I am having the same problems.

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
news:EB4N8.29583$zh2.11...@twister.neo.rr.com...

Kolja von Sawilski

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Jun 12, 2002, 5:46:25 PM6/12/02
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/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
source (partition).
Select to create a boot floppy.
Begin installation. When yast2 prompts for the floppy,
go to vt5 (Ctrl-Alt-F5) and do:

chroot /mnt
edit /etc/init.d/boot:
vi /etc/init.d/boot (or use "mc")
at the end of the file just before line 73 "Let YaST2 finish ..." I add
the line:
/bin/bash --login
save the file, exit vi
exit


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:
mount /windows/C


copy missing description files :

cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/*.pkd \
/var/adm/current_package_descr/suse/setup/descr
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/info \
/var/adm/current_package_descr/suse/setup/descr
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/*.sel \
/var/adm/current_package_descr/suse/setup/descr
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/descr/update.in_ \
/var/adm/current_package_descr/suse/setup/descr
cp /windows/C/suse80/suse/setup/du/du.dir \
/var/adm/current_package_descr/suse/setup/du
cp /windows/C/suse80/.S.u.S.E* \
/var/adm/current_package_descr


create update.inf:

/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/create_update_inf \
/var/adm/current_package_descr/suse/setup/descr


Change installation source from partition:hda1, dir:/suse80 to no
partition, dir:/windows/C/suse80 (edit /var/lib/YaST2/installmap.ycp
and /var/lib/YaST2/install.inf)

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:
exit


remove "/bin/bash --login" from /etc/init.d/boot.

;)


bye
Kolja

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