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Old 06-18-2004, 06:45 PM   #1
Howmad
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Dumbass needs help with madrake 10


Hi all

Very new to this linux.
Trying to install mandrake 10 on my machine with a very strange problem.
When i boot from CD i press enter to carry on the installation and the little blue bar goes to the end the screen goes blank and thats it nowt else after that, stays like that till i do a reboot and the same again.
Does exactly the same with mandrake 9.1.

My PC spec iS

WIN XP PRO
ABIT AN7 VER 15 BIOS
AMD 2800 O/C TO 2.37 GHZ
CPU WATER COOLED
IBM 60GB IDE WITH XP ON
SEAGATE 120GB SATA DRIVE WITH XP ON
GAINWARD FX5700 ULTRA GRAPHICS
PIONEER A107 DVDR
SONY 52.24.52 CDRW
SAMSUNG DVD ROM
1.44 FLOOPY

 
Old 06-18-2004, 07:09 PM   #2
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I don't know what's wrong, but I'm not sure what "WinXP Pro" is doing on your specs list when you are trying to install Linux
 
Old 06-18-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
l32
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Could it be that your installation cd is damaged? It happens to me with Fedora last time, doesn't boot at all
 
Old 06-18-2004, 09:42 PM   #4
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u could press esc to enter the verbos mode and check if everything went ok or not
 
Old 06-18-2004, 10:00 PM   #5
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A couple of possibilities.

The SATA thing, is pretty new, and has been (from what I've read) known to cause problems.

Have you actually done the partitioning? I could be something as simple, as that while mandrake (as I understand it) it perfectly capable of working with SATA system's, you may have to sort your partitions first, something to do with a single drive, mandrake can find some space or give you a default suggestion of resizing the XP partition.

Whereas the SATA system may be confusing it a little.

Worth a try ???
regards

John
 
  


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