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i have a 3 cd set Mandrake 9.1 d/l and i tried to install it but when i got into the install session and it said loading program into memory it would stop... it would say:
1. loading program into memory
2. installing usb devices 3. could not uncompress 2nd stage ramdisk. this could be because of hardware incompatibility...
i think it might be the incompatibility with my cd drive, i have tried on both a creative 52x and a hp cd-writer 9500 series. both end with same result. i have suspicions that it could also be a faulty d/l, or something like that... if you have any info that would be helpful it would be greatly appreciated. thank you
hey, thanks for the replies... i have sufficient memory, and i have tried it on both of my computers, both have 2 drives, so it wont work on my two creative 52x's nor my hp cd writer 9500, nor the lg cd writer... ne other guesses would be appreciated
Distribution: RedHat All, SuSe 6-8.2, Mandrake All, I can still remember my first install of Debian in 1996.
Do you have an AMD processor? K6?
I have gotten around this using different methods:
1. Try leaving the window up with error message, and go get some coffee. For some reason, versions 8.x and below seem to work after waiting at least 5 minutes and selecting OK. Why, I really never gave it any thought. I just counted my blessings.
2. For newer editions, I just do a network install from my DSL, and now Cable internet connection (making a boot floppy with the network.img file from CD1). This has always worked like a charm for me. I understand this is not an option for everyone, so please read on.
3. Put CD1 in another computer and use it to make a boot floppy. There is a directory on the CD named images. That directory contains alternate boot images (as well as some other files). On a linux system, use the dd command to copy the image of your choice to an empty floppy. If you want to use windows, there is a directory on the CD named dosutils with different versions of rawwrite for you to use.
I wish I could be more specific, but it is just something you have to toy with until you find your best solution. I have used many other distros on the problem system without the same error. I have heared it being an old kernel issue that has yet to be resolved on the kernel shipped with Mandrake. I'm not advocating that as a reason, just what I have heared.
Never let a problem stop you. I could have used another distro, which I do on other systems, I just don't take defeat lightly.