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Please help me ! I would like to install SuSE 8.2 on a COMPAQ PRESARIO 5000. The installer report the following messages: cpp-3.3-23.i589rpm failed rpm output: unpacking of archive failed: ...
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    Suse 8.2 install on Compaq Presario 5000


    Please help me !

    I would like to install SuSE 8.2 on a COMPAQ PRESARIO 5000.
    The installer report the following messages:

    cpp-3.3-23.i589rpm failed
    rpm output:
    unpacking of archive failed: cpio: read failed - Input/output error

    cracklib-2.7-786.i586 rpm failed
    rpm output:
    unpacking of archive failed: cpio: read failed - Input/output error

    coreutils-4.5.8-11.i586.rpm failed
    /usr/bin/vdir: cpio: read failed - Input/output error

    k_athlon-2.4.20-38.i586.rpm failed
    rpm output:
    /sbin/mk_initrd:line 1:wc: command not found
    item count in -k and -i lists have to match
    execution of k_athlon-2.4.20-38 script failed, exit status 1
    94167


    cups-drivers-1.1.18-34 could not be installe
    cups-drivers-1.1.18-34.rpm failed
    rpm output:
    68475374


    YAST2
    Error
    /sbin/mkinitrd: line1 wc: command not found
    /sbin/mkinitrd: line1 wc: command not found
    item count item count in -k and -i lists have to match



    At booting:
    Kernel panic: VSF; Unable to mount root fs on 03:42


    Does linux not work on this hardware ? I m totally new in linux. I m discouraged. How to solve the problem ?

    Compaq Presario 5000 mainboard
    Processor: AMD Duron 700 MHz
    Memory: 640 Mbytes
    Hard drives: IDE 10 GB Maxtor master
    IDE 80 GB Maxtor slave
    Discette: 1.44 Mbyte
    USB Controller: VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    Grafics Controller: NVIDIA RIVA TNT Model64/Model64 Pro
    COMPAQ DVD-ROM DRD81203
    IOMEGA ZIP 250
    Keyboard 101 key IBM enhanced/compatible
    Mouse: PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
    Communication:
    VIA 82C686A serial port
    VIA 82C686A parallel port

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    going by the amount of VIA hardware on that board i would guess it runs a VIA chipset, which i know are supported coz im using a VIA based motherboard on this comp.

    the compaq dvd drive i would guess is the problem, going by the i/o errors, i would say ietehr ur drive has problems or ur cd is scratched/faulty download

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    Where are you getting that message that you posted as 'at booting'? Is it booting the CD or the actual installed distro? Can you give a little more info about how far along you got in the installer, etc.?
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    During the installation process the installer identifyed the packages what it couldn't unpack and asked what
    to do: Ignore Abandon.
    I chose Ignore.

    All other packages was unpacked successfully.
    At the end of the installation process I checked the log.
    It contained the mentioned error messages.

    I took out the Linux installer CD and restarted my PC.
    It has booted from the hard disc.

    The boot ended in the error message:
    Kernel panic: VSF; Unable to mount root fs on 03:42

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