crc error<6> when trying to install Mandrake Linux
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Thanks for the link but I already saw that & tried to see if it would work. No such luck. As for the IDE cables, I have my Hard Drive on IDE1 and set as master. The CD-ROM is on IDE2 and is set to slave and the DVD/CD-RW is on IDE2 as well and set to slave. I don't know if this is a hardware problem or what. Someone told me to try Partition Magic 8 and try to wipe my drive clean but I'm not sure if that is the problem. Like I said before, I've tried installing Red Hat & Mandrake & I keep getting the error message about a kernel panic. I'm really not sure what to do now...
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Originally posted by dizzyflower28 ... As for the IDE cables, I have my Hard Drive on IDE1 and set as master. The CD-ROM is on IDE2 and is set to slave and the DVD/CD-RW is on IDE2 as well and set to slave. I don't know if this is a hardware problem or what. ...
Try removing the CD-ROM from the IDE line 2 and setting the DVD/CD-RW as single on that line. You usually cannot have 2 devices set to slave on the same IDE line, they will both try to talk to the IDE line at the same time.
Most CD/DVD-type IDE devices connect with the older 40 line IDE cables rather than the newer 80 line cable-select ones. Having 2 CD/DVD devices is also a little redundant, but after you have everything installed, you can set them back to the original configuration, minus the snafu'd jumper settings of course.
Alright, I was mistaken. I had the CD-ROM on IDE2 and set as slave and the DVD/CD-RW on IDE2 and set to master. I unplugged everything from the CD-ROM & just set the DVD-CD-RW to slave to see what it would do. I tried using Knoppix & it displayed alot of info. It said "starting init process" but it came up with tons of errors. The last two lines said:
KMOD: failed to exec/sbin/modprobe -s -k binfat -0000, errno=5
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel.
I have no idea what any of this means. I'm not sure if I should try a program that might wipe out whatever is on the hardrive. There shouldn't be anything though cause I haven't been able to successfully install any version of Linux. Ahhh...I'm going insane...what do you think I should do!?