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    what error message installer throw? does it drop you at Manual Installation (red/blue screens) ?
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    as i said, Debian distros like ubuntu, kubunto and even Debian, they stop after not being able to load the CD drivers. OpenSuse 10.2 simple hangs with the message "Loading via82cxxx..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mestrini View Post
    as i said, Debian distros like ubuntu, kubunto and even Debian, they stop after not being able to load the CD drivers. OpenSuse 10.2 simple hangs with the message "Loading via82cxxx..."
    I've download latest stable kernel (2.6.20.7) and edited the via82cxxx.c file as advised by the VIAARENA patch mentioned in first page of this thread but not sure what to do with it now.
    Anyone knows if it's possible to edit a distro ISO to include this fixed file? Since i can't even pass the installation i don't know how will i compile the kernel as the pdf advises.

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    It took me a bit of work but i finally managed to install latest OpenSuse10.2 without any complication

    This is how i did it:

    1- Edit BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD/DVD
    2- After CD/DVD start add the following to boot (install) options:
    "acpi=off apm=off brokenmodules=via82cxxx,pata_via"
    3- Wait for installation to warn about CD/DVD detection error and select:
    ->"Kernel Modules (Hardware Drivers)"
    ->"Load IDE/RAID/SCSI Modules"
    ->"IDE - Generic : Generic IDE Host Driver" (no parameters needed)

    4- Go "Back" and select:
    ->"Start Installation or System"
    ->"Start Installation or update"
    ->"CD-ROM"

    5- Go through normal installation steps (DVD or 3+ CDs)
    6- When installation makes a "initial boot" be sure to add to boot line:
    "acpi=off apm=off"
    7- Go through normal configuration steps
    8- Finish installation
    9- When in desktop environment go to "Yast -> System -> Bootloader" and edit Suse10.2 boot line to include:
    "floppy=no_unexpected_interrupts"
    10- Use your Suse 10.2

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    Well Done and thanx for sharing solution with us.
    most of the time SuSe drops in Manual Installation Mode but it didn't happen in your case. disabling via ( brokenmodules=via82cxxx,pata_via ) did the trick for you.
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