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I have managed to get my USB key to boot the mini-ISO (i586-NET). I can get as far as the initialise set up. It accepts when I point to the ...
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- 03-03-2009 #1
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
HDD Install 11.1
I can get as far as the initialise set up. It accepts when I point to the ISO on the hard drive, and proceeds boot to its beautiful green install page and to ask my language and keyboard, and continues with "system analysis". It gets to the last stage "Initialise Package Manager", and then YAST reports:
Unable to create repository
From: xxxxx (path)
details: failed to mount xxxxxxxxx (path)
can't find valid meta-data at xxxxx (path)
It knows it is on my hard drive sdb1, it can read NTFS.
I have tried telling it where to find the ISO (even though it accepted it at the very start) in various ways, but no good. How do I get over this last hurdle in to Linuxland....?
Do I have to strip/expand the ISO?
If so where do I point YAST to when I have done it?
Surely I can use the packed ISO as a repository?
This is really, truly driving me mental now.
I have got to the failure page and tried pointing to
As: Auto, NTFS, NTFS-3g, ISO-9660 filesystems
All these with various attempts in "name of repo" (what should this be? does it matter, or is this just a label for the repo later on?)
I have tried Upper case and lower case
I have tried with trailing slashes and without
I have extracted the ISO and tried all of the above pointing to
/SU/suse/i586 (I extracted to a directory C:\SU)
and any and all combo's, all four filesystems with and without "plain RPM" checked
Probably about 200 or more combinations.
All I get is "no valid metadata", "repo type cannot be determined"
I have tried editing in CONFIG before set up starts..
- 03-04-2009 #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
After many more wasted hours I am still at the same point >>>>
At the end of the system analysis/package manager YAST2 reports:
Unable to create Repository from URL 'hd:///name.iso?device=dev/disk/mydisk&filesystem=auto Details: [|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s) History: -[name.iso] hd:///name.iso?device=dev/disk/mydisk&filesysystem=auto Repository type cannot be determined. Try again?
Then a box with disk type, a drop down menu with my disk already filled in.
Then a drop down with filetype, default auto.
I have tried all possibilities, auto, ntfs, ntfs-3g, iso-9660.
Then a box withCode:
There is then a check box with something like:
plain rpm repository?
I have now exhausted all I can think of.
If I answer NO to the first question, the install aborts.
At the install options menu, there is expert>config and >change config.
Looking in >config I find that there is
If I go >change config, I could alter the above.
One thing always present is the ? in the path
Should I submit a bug report?