Loosing CD Drive while installing Mandrake 9.2 (ldconfig failed or idconfig failed)
I am a newbie, but I have been able to install other versions of Linux.
This is one of the weirdest things that I have ever seen, but much to my dismay I was able to recreate it.
I just got two old scratch boxes they are identical
Compaq Desk Pro's EP/SB series
P3 500 MHz
128 meg ram
10 gig hard drive
So I get my greedy little hands on a copy of Mandrake 9.2 copied off a distribution that has successfully installed several machines, no problem.
So, I figured piece of cake... these boxes aren't that old.
I do the graphical install off of the CD, let it reformat the disk, I get through some of the basics (language, mouse, admin name) then it runs for a little bit and the I get this message that says "An error occurred ldconfig failed" I press ok
it comes back, etc...
Right now things aren't too bad, I figure that I will shut down the machine and try a text install, or check some knowledge bases to see if there is any info on this.
So I restart the machine and it is crawling, taking twice as long to do anything as it did before... and it doesn't recognize that there is a cd-rom there anymore. The drive doesn't even light up when you turn the power on, and I have to open it manually using my paperclip.
Even in BIOS where I once saw a second IDE device, I see it no longer. So being optimistic.. I say, maybe this CD drive is shot... lets try the other box.
The exact same thing happened. So I am now sitting here with two machines that just had there CD drives blown up by a Linux install, and I don't have a clue of what to do about it. If it was just one machine, I would say weird and pick up a new drive... but this is a little odd.