Re: [SLE] 9.3 partial install
From: Ken Schneider (suse-list_at_bout-tyme.net)
To: SuSE email list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 18:36:25 -0400
On Mon, 2005-05-09 at 18:02 -0400, James Wright wrote:
> Ken Schneider wrote:
> > Tried installing 9.3 on my old server and due to a flaky DVD drive when
> > the first boot came up it went straight to the kdm login prompt. Since
> > no passwords were set yet I can not login.
> > Can anyone tell me where I need to set/unset something, install
> > something so that the install can finish?
> > I don't consider this the fault of SuSE as the DVD drive is going bad
> > and I ignored many install errors.
> > Thanks,
> Can you reboot with the DVD in the drive and repair (and repair, and
> repair) over and over again until it is complete? Then you could at
> least try to copy the DVD to your HD and install broken/mis-installed
> packages from the HD? Or maybe if you have a spare HD you can copy the
> DVD to it, boot from that HD and install to the HD that you want the
> system on. Is the DVD drive repairable? I am assuming you have check
> the power cable, IDE cable, and possible used a DVD cleaner or
> compressed air.
Yes have checked all that. I know the drive is starting to fail )over
heating), it just happened to fail at the wrong time during the install.
I was hoping to be able to log in and copy the DVD to the second hard
drive but I can't even log in as that part of the install never started,
setting root's passwd and adding one user.
Going to do a minimal install w/X in the morning, hopefully with fewer
packages it should complete then I will be able to rsync the dvd to the
second harddrive and install more packages.
-- Ken Schneider UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998 "The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge -- Check the headers for your unsubscription address For additional commands send e-mail to email@example.com Also check the archives at http://lists.suse.com Please read the FAQs: firstname.lastname@example.org