OpenSuse11.1 - "scriptlet failed" error when installing

Hi everyone!

I'm trying to install OpenSuse 11.1 on my Acer laptop. I've downloaded
ISO, checked md5sum (fine), also checked installation media (no errors
After set up partitions, during packages installation I get error:

Subprocess failed. Error RPM:error:
%post(openSUSE-relase-11.1-1.19.i586) scriptlet failed, exit status 255

It happens in frequency about one of five packages. On progress bar it
is 100%. I can of course ignore every of those errors, but system won't
install successfully.

I've tried also with network installation CD to prevent from hidden DVD
errors, but everything goes the same... :/

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!


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I have also done a RAM memory test (memtest86 from suse installation
DVD) - "pass complete, no errors"

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12/28/2008 11:46:01 AM
Try disabling the "Install from image" (or whatever they call it - it's
an option at the very bottom of the installation summary screen).  I was
having the same problem until I did that.

The image installation is supposed to save time, but apparently has a

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12/30/2008 2:56:01 AM
Check your system log by running dmesg in a terminal window. Look for
any I/O error messages. There seems to be a problem with the newer
kernel(s) trying to run the CD/DVD drives to fast. You can copy the
error message and Google it. There is a temporary fix by adding:  
all_generic_ide=1      to the end of the kernel line of

I haven't tried it yet as I've been all day downloading updates, but
my computer definitely has this problem. I got the same scriptlet errors
and botched installs. I finally did a very small install with the bare
minimum package base. Once done, I booted into the system and am in the
process of downloading all the packages that I would have installed from

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1/8/2009 4:36:02 PM
I get that problem too, using the DVD from the full retail box I got
from Germany (free when you participate to bugs).

It starts always at the same package, no matter if I install with or
without images mode. Actually I think it disables itself when it starts
installing anyway.

I have checked this 'Repeated Errors During openSUSE 11.0 Installation
- openSUSE Forums' ( from 11.0, but hey I got
the full retail box DVD, don't they check if the md5 is good? I have not
checked anyway, cuz if it's bad, well the whole DVD is, so what's the
point knowing.

I'll try with a super minimum install like you did. Don't think it's
gonna work, as I found a few basic packages (needed almost all the
time), right after starting installation, getting the error.

openSUSE KDE 10.3 64-bits
Intel Q6600 64-bits QuadCore G0 Revision
nVidia Geforce 8600 GT
ASUS P5K-E mobo + 4GB RAM
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1/17/2009 7:26:04 PM
I have same problem installing network 64 bits version. I cancel
I supposed that openSUSE was more stable than this. >:(

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8/27/2009 12:06:01 PM
infolab;2032235 Wrote: 
> I have same problem installing network 64 bits version. I cancel
> installation.
> I supposed that openSUSE was more stable than this. >:(

That seems impossible, since the network install does not get the
packages from the CD, but from a repo instead.

You all could try this:
Download a Reloaded Live CD from 'Index of

Burn the iso to disk, using max. 16x speed. Boot from it. If it runs
well, you can perform the install from the CD's desktop.


- AMD Athlon X2 6.0 GHz, 8 GB DDR2-800, 1,5 TB diskspace, EVGA 9800GT,
opensuse 11.1,kernel 2.6.29, KDE4-Factory+Qt45
- ASUS A7T laptop, 2 GB opensuse Factory, KDE4-Factory+Qt45.

There's one in every cloud...So leave the cloud in peace.
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8/27/2009 1:46:01 PM
Impossible... but...
I have checked the iso with md5sum and checked the CD after burning.

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8/27/2009 4:56:01 PM
I retry on day later and install finish.

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