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Old 11-24-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
Black-Magoat
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Can't get my new Madrake 10.1 to boot


I've recently installed my Mandrake 10.1 system on a 30 gb partition of a hard drive (the other 10 gb partition has Win XP on it).
My problem is that on installing I kept getting error messages that some of the packages could'n be installed. I noticed they all where kind of *i586.rpm. the instalation kept going anyway.
Well, I tried to configure my Grub boot loader:
I'm asked to select an Image from the two existing :
Image : /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8.1-12mdk
/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.27-0.pre2.1.mdk
(my root is set to /dev/hdc5 - it's default)
wich boot image i select , I can't add the new entry to the boot loader
because I get the error mesage :
mkinitrd failed :
(mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd.img--ifneeded 2.4.27-0.pre2.1.mdk)

then at the end : Instalation of bootloader failed.
The folowing error occured :
Fatal : stat /dev/hdc : No such file or directory

Can you please give me some advice..
I can't boot at all, and I couldn't make a boot disk either, because there isn't an option in the install wizard.
thanks
 
Old 11-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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Did you check the md5sum of the cd,sounds like a bad burn or download.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 10:13 AM   #3
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Erm, how do I check the 'md5sum' of the cd..? :P
I mean I don't know what the md5sum is..
 
Old 11-25-2004, 10:26 AM   #4
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I've found an md5sum file on the Cd and it contains :
cde123b64af6225e75aea9ecd9ba7bfe synthesis.hdlist.cz

How does that help ?
 
Old 11-26-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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Hope this helps;http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=237
 
  


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