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Old 04-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #1
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error installing linux


Hello everyone
I am trying to install linux mandrake 10.1. Right after the installation window pops up , I get an error message "No CDROM device found" knowing that the CD is in the cd drive (it is a dvd cd combo).
I say ok, then I get the message:
Please insert additional drivers floppy
When I use the boot disk, I get this message
floppy is not a linux ext2 floppy in first floppy drive
I say no to try again
Then I get the message "which driver should I try to gain the SCSI access" and I get a long list of drivers( floppy.ko isofs.ko cdrom.ko ide-cd.ko ...)
I really need to install linux very soon to finish some urgent work. Any help will be appreciated
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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Either you have a faulty disc or your drive is unable to read it. If your drive can read other discs with no problem this would indicate a problem with the burning of the data to the disc. In which case you will need to reburn another copy. It may be a good idea to allow the burning program that you use to confirm that the disc has been created without any errors. Also ensure that you are creating a cd from an image and not just burning the .iso file as a data file. When the process is complete you should see files and folders on the disc, if you see just one file and no folders, you haven't done it correctly.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 03:11 AM   #3
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I did it before on a different laptop with the same cd that came with book (I didn't burn it). It is not working now on a new laptop I just got, which I don't understand.
I might try burning it to new cd see how that will work.
If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know
thanks
 
Old 04-18-2007, 07:12 AM   #4
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I did it before on a different laptop with the same cd that came with book (I didn't burn it). It is not working now on a new laptop I just got, which I don't understand.
I might try burning it to new cd see how that will work.
If anyone has any other suggestions please let me know
thanks
You could try giving the disc a clean and see if that helps. You'd be better off downloading and installing 2007 free or there's Mandriva One available as well.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 09:03 AM   #5
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I just want to make sure of something. When I make the boot disc, should I copy all images or just the cdrom image.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:40 AM   #6
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I just want to make sure of something. When I make the boot disc, should I copy all images or just the cdrom image.
thanks
If you are referring to making a 'boot floppy' there's a tool and instructions on the cd on how to use it to make one (which is no good if you can't read the disc).

If you are talking about which files to copy from the cd in order to make another 'bootable cd' you just need to clone (copy) the entire disc to another one (but if the fault is with the contents you'll just clone the fault as well) again in order to do that the disc has to be readable.

If you are talking about using a xxx.iso file, then simply open whichever program you use for burning and find the option to 'make a cd from an image or iso file'.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #7
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I tried burning mandrake into new disc and I am still getting the same error "No cdrom device found". if I say ok, it asks me to insert additional drivers floppy. when I insert the boot disk. It gives me the error "floppy is not a linux ext2 floppy in first floppy drive, retry" I say no. The it asks me "which driver should I try to gain SCSI access?"It gives me a long list of *.ko (floppy.ko isofs.ko ...).For any driver I pick it asks me for parameters to give to the kernel. I am not sure what that would be if I have to pick a driver.
I really need some help here.
Thanks.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 02:05 PM   #8
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I tried burning mandrake into new disc and I am still getting the same error "No cdrom device found". if I say ok, it asks me to insert additional drivers floppy. when I insert the boot disk. It gives me the error "floppy is not a linux ext2 floppy in first floppy drive, retry" I say no. The it asks me "which driver should I try to gain SCSI access?"It gives me a long list of *.ko (floppy.ko isofs.ko ...).For any driver I pick it asks me for parameters to give to the kernel. I am not sure what that would be if I have to pick a driver.
I really need some help here.
Thanks.
There seems to be a problem with the type of disc you are using. The installation process starts up but then fails to see your drive after that. It may be down to the fact that 10.1 (which is old now) is having problems dealing with your combi drive.

I doubt that using a boot floppy would make any difference. It would make more sense to either download the latest Mandrive free or Mandriva One and see if those will boot and install. If they also fail, I would suggest changing your dvd/cd drive just until the install has been completed successfully.

Can you just confirm this. If you look at the disc in a filemanager do you see files and folders?

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Old 04-18-2007, 02:28 PM   #9
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yes I see files and folders. I even copy the image for the boot disc from the install folder.
Would you plz give me the link for the latest mandrake. The one I found following the link on the linuxquestions.org is mandrake10.1
thanks again
 
Old 04-18-2007, 03:06 PM   #10
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yes I see files and folders. I even copy the image for the boot disc from the install folder.
Would you plz give me the link for the latest mandrake. The one I found following the link on the linuxquestions.org is mandrake10.1
thanks again
Sure, no problem. Here you go: http://www.mandriva.com/en/download
 
Old 04-19-2007, 03:46 PM   #11
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I am trying to download mandriva free from the url you gave me. under ftp and http mirrors, I try the ones under united states. I get a list of files. Sorry to ask this basic question, but how am I supposed to get the images to burn on the cds
Thanks for your help.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 03:57 PM   #12
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I just want to add that I could burn mandriva to a cd from linuxquestions.org under download linux. However, it seems that I got the live cd version. I am not sure how to install it in the hard drive. plz I need help.
 
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This is also a live version, but on the desktop is an icon that you can click to install it to the hard drive.

This is the link to download Mandriva Spring One CD: http://ftp.ale.org/pub/mirrors/mandr...cdrom-i586.iso

You can also do the install directly from the net without downloading the image file.

The link to do that is: ftp://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/Mandrake...cdrom-i586.iso

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Old 04-19-2007, 04:22 PM   #14
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That icon in the desktop, that's what I cannot find. Do you have any idea what it looks like, what it says?
I checks al icons, none says installation
thanks again
 
Old 04-19-2007, 05:00 PM   #15
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That icon in the desktop, that's what I cannot find. Do you have any idea what it looks like, what it says?
I checks al icons, none says installation
thanks again
If the desktop is not like a Sunburst Orange colour, with the name One on it, then you most likely are using the Mandriva Move cd. I don't think that one was ever meant to be installed.

The Mandriva One cd however is. When running you should see on your desktop the following icons: Devices, Home, Live Install, Wastebin and Welcome.

Using the links provided above you can either download the Mandriva One image file and burn it to cd or Install Mandriva One directly from the site without having to download the image file first.
 
  


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