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Automatic installation can't find installation source

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1


You try to install a system with AutoYaST. The autoyast.xml file is located on a floppy disk and you use a CD or a DVD as an installation source. When you use the boot option


the installation process stops at an early stage (text mode) with the message:

Can't find installation source


This is a bug in AutoYaST, which does not pass the right installation source to the system. We are currently investigating this and will release an update soon.

Either also pass the installation source as a boot option

autoyast=floppy install=cd

or use


The second option does a fallback to floppy if no usb media is found but correctly sets the installation source.


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  • Document ID:3428718
  • Creation Date: 14-Sep-2007
  • Modified Date:14-Dec-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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