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Old 10-28-2004, 08:41 AM   #1
BerryBlocksta9
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Registered: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Distribution: Mandrake 10.1
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Unhappy A problem starting mandrake 10.1


Can anyone help? I tried to restart my PC, but all I get after the installation is this: ( I tried reinstalling Mandrake 10.1 but no progress, it's black screen with white writing of )

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WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? CAN I BYPASS IT? ... ???
I saw some messages that scared me, such as:

1. "no known bootloader has been found" ( I'm sure I installed it )
2. died at /usr/bin/install_bootloader line 19
3. Could not find your root device."
4. <4> VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev fd0

* any suggestions are welcomed. Also where do you write the codes that change the configurations and stuff ( notice: I am a great newb with linux )
PS: it's driving me nuts! And I am very disappointed with linux ( my dream OS ). *
- when I want to turn OFF the computer, I have to do so manually ( well b/c there's no other way, hehe! )
I have 512 MB ( DDR ram )
60 Gigs hard drive
32 MB Nvidia nForce 220
CD-RW drive
DVD-ROM drive
Floppy drive
 
Old 10-28-2004, 11:37 AM   #2
toddnappi
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Registered: Oct 2004
Location: NJ
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Well for starters you could boot to the install CD and reinstall the bootloader that way, regardless of whether you installed it before or not. Seems to be the first thing I would check.
 
  


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