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System Profile: CPU:Intel pentium 4 3.00 MHz Motherboard:MSI 848P NeoV Memory:768 RAM Most of the packages in the SuSE Linux 10 distribution cannot be installed. Error description: ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed) error: unpacking ...
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    I cannot install SuSE Linux 10.0 on my PC


    System Profile:
    CPU:Intel pentium 4 3.00 MHz
    Motherboard:MSI 848P NeoV
    Memory:768 RAM

    Most of the packages in the SuSE Linux 10 distribution
    cannot be installed. Error description:

    ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed)
    error: unpacking of archive failed:cpio:Bad/unreadable header

    Please help if you have faced the same problem.

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    Sounds like you have a corrupted download. Check the md5sum of the iso before burning using a program such as fsum in windwos.

    Also, try burn at a slower speed e.g. 8 - 12x or slower.
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    I have used the official Novell SuSE Linux 10.0 distribution.
    The problems remains whether using the DVD or the CDs included.

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    So you got the Retail version of SUSE 10? I would still say from that error message that the media is corrupted in some way. A few things come to mind,
    1. Try a failsafe install (This will be in textmode, and is not that difficult)
    2. Try installing on another computer

    If errors still appear, ask Novell wether they will send a replacement copy for you.
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