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Old 11-09-2002, 04:25 AM   #1
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Unhappy Faulty Mandrake 9 CD?


I have been running Mandrake 8 on my PC for the best part of a year, recently I tried upgrading to v9.0, using a 3 CD set I bought cheap off the net.

Unfortunately, I get an error near the end of the install process saying:

"An error occurred some important packages didn't get installed properly. Either your cdrom disc or your cdrom is defective. Check the cdrom on an installed computer using 'rpm -qpl Mandrake/RPMS/*.rpm'"

This error occurrs when the install process is using CD2.

When I run the rpm command above against CD1 I get a huge list of its packages (I guess), but I get nothing when running it against CD2 or 3.

How can I confirm whether the discs are faulty?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 11-09-2002, 04:32 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if this is for redhat or mandrake, but when you boot your c.d rom, i'm not sure if it's called advanced or more options, but i remember there was an option to check c.d for errors, if there is no option, i'm sorry...

Your best best is to get them to re-send disk 1 or something...that's what i got done for my 3rd disk for RH 7.3...

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Old 11-09-2002, 04:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I don't remember seeing an option to check the discs.

Yes I did ask for replacement discs, but am still getting the same problem.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 05:39 AM   #4
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Well, i'm pretty sure that 'rpm -qpl' is for checking and verifying packages, and if you got all those packages listed and none on the other c.d, then there definetly must be something wrong with the packages that the company has that you bought the c.d from.....you might aswell download the discs or something...

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Old 11-09-2002, 06:36 AM   #5
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Mandrake is very touchy about CD-ROM drives. It's most likely that your CD-ROM drive is not 100% compatible with the file format used in distribution.

I'd suggest swapping that drive out for another, perhaps older, drive.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 10:44 AM   #6
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I don't think it's the cdrom drive because 1) I've used it to install Mandrake 8.1 without problem and 2) the install error appears at the very end of the install process.
 
Old 11-09-2002, 07:31 PM   #7
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It's got to be the packages on that first disk have been corrupted, most likely in the burning process, or they have corrupted whilst downloading, there is hundreds of reasons, your best bet is to get a whole new set of discs...

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Old 11-10-2002, 12:32 AM   #8
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heh..my mandrake 9 cd got a big split in if from the center to about icm into the data. Now i cant use my second mandrake cd.
Not good.

My redhat cd's disliked my cdrom drive, and i had to go borrow a friends to install it.

Twisted world of linux.
 
Old 11-10-2002, 04:40 PM   #9
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Is there some way to check the contents of my disc against some sort of reference on Mandrake's site? For example, by doing a checksum against the contents of the discs.

There's an idea! If someone has the correct Mandrake 9.0 discs, could they perform a checksum against the contents of the discs, e.g. cksum * (in HP-UNIX), sending the output to a file and emailing the file to me? One file for each disc.

Basically I just want some evidence before I get back to the seller (I bought the discs off an auction site), and the seller has already sent me a supposedly new batch of replacement discs.
 
Old 11-11-2002, 12:59 AM   #10
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The seller probably downloaded the files (or .iso) him self and burnt them and is distrobuting them him self, which means if he has sent you another batch, and disk 1 is still not working, then he has a corrupted disk1 him self...

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Old 02-12-2003, 07:42 AM   #11
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faulty disk1 download from linuxiso

Hi. i'm kinda new at this whole linux thing, but i decided what the heck, i'll give it a try. i downloaded mandrake 9 from linuxiso.org and my disk one was faulty. it may be possible that whoever you got it from had the same bad luck downloading that i did. i did, however, get a good copy from ftp://ftp.phys.ttu.edu/pub/mandrake/iso/

i just downloaded these image files and burned them with nero and they work like a charm. hope this helps.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 09:07 AM   #12
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you are about the 10th Person I have found who has had this problem.

I myself had it, aMy faterh had it (he dlownloaded it from a different site from me), and a few freinds all had it too.

I found that the way to get round it, is to inot add any apckages during installation, then once htat is done install to your hearts content.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 08:58 AM   #13
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Bad CD

You could goto mandrake.com and download them yourself as long as you have a burner!
 
  


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