LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-09-2003, 08:07 AM   #1
Schiller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Help!!


This is the deal, I finally decided to make the giant leap from Windows to Linux so I installed Mandrake 9.2 along with windows. All of the installation process was ok. The problems came when I decided to install more packages that come with the cd. For some reason I cannot install the other packages or any package because of "Bad signature". Here is the message that I get
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[X]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The following packages have bad signatures:

lbbreakout2-2.4.1-3mdk.i586.rpm: Missing signature(Could not read lead bytes)
libSDL_mixer1.2-1.2.5-3mdk.i586.rpm: Missing signature(Could not read lead bytes)
tuxrace-0.61-15mdk.i586.rpm: Missing signature(Could not read lead bytes)

Do you want to continue installation?

[ YES ] [ No ]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Even If I click "yes" it wont' install.

Please. I totally new to Linux so I will need clear instructions on how to solve this problem. thank you.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
hw-tph
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,032

Rep: Reputation: 58
It looks like you may have a bad CD on your hands. Verify the integrity of the CD image, then burn it again.

Håkan
 
Old 12-09-2003, 11:28 AM   #3
Genesee
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 927

Rep: Reputation: 30
you can also get the rpm's from another source to avoid reburning the entire distro cd - try a google search on the filename, or at a site like:

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/

run a search on this board for rpm installation instructions, it's been explained much better than I can

 
Old 12-09-2003, 06:52 PM   #4
Schiller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I still get the same problem!

ok. I checked for file integrity and all of the files were all right..
I also burn the files again and still I could not install the RPM Packages..
I also searched this forum and no topic relating to my problem.
PLZ anyone
I need help.!
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
YeshivisheHarry
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Young Israel
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
crack the cd quick b4 it explodes
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
Schiller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
What do you mean explode?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:42 PM   #7
YeshivisheHarry
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Young Israel
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
I was kidding around
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:47 PM   #8
Schiller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Oh Well

Thanks anyway for the sense of humor.
I just uninstalled MDK 9.2 I am probaly not ready for linux.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:20 PM   #9
adhara
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
Schiller!

If I and hundreds of thousands of others can learn linux from scratch then I think you can to.

Dont go back to sleep on windoze!!... Linux is a whole new world!

I've only been using it for two weeks and I've gone from being completly clueless in everyway, to being slightly less clueless and FAR more confident about learning more and making my way around.

Dont be put off by the error messages! The process of solving the problem teaches you SO MUCH! It'll be hard for awhile but once you have tasted the empowerment offered by the penguin you will probably never want to go back to the clutches of M$.

As for the installation.. why dont you try re-installing a different package?
Keep trying.. try different things.. See what happens.

Good luck!

Last edited by adhara; 12-10-2003 at 10:22 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:45 PM   #10
Schiller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thnks

thanks for the support. I am really excited about Linux and I wish to use Linux bacause my windoze is no longer doing its job(I think the blue screens is what windoze is the beast at)
. I will continue to look for solutions
..tnx
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:54 PM   #11
Longinus
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Redhat 9.0 && Slackware 9.1
Posts: 420

Rep: Reputation: 30
why dont you try using a different distibutor?

like redhat
ive heard that mandrake is easier for new linux users, and i am a newbie

but im running redhat and it seems to be fine
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:57 PM   #12
Schiller
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Mandrake Linux 9.2
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well, I am using mandrake bacause I like the user friendly environment (GUI) I will try something else as long as it is easy for me to begin with ( I am newbie)....
If you can give me some recommendations that will be great...
 
Old 12-11-2003, 12:04 AM   #13
win32sux
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376Reputation: 376
the truth is mandrake is actually one of the best choices for a linux newbie, but it would seem there is something wrong with your cd or perhaps your install...

did you verify the md5 of the iso images you downloaded? (very important)

in the event that the cd is corrupted because the iso's md5 value doesn't match (or any other reason), then the thing to do would be to re-install using properly-burned cds...

however, one thing you can do that MIGHT help right now is change your sources... what i mean by this is: "tell mandrake to stop looking in the cds for the rpms, and instead use a server on the internet"...

you can do this using mandrake's "software sources manager":

"START" MENU | Configuration | Packaging | Software Sources Manager


or by using the command-line:

here's an example of what commands it would take to point your box away from the cds and toward the kernel.org server:


urpmi.removemedia -a

urpmi.addmedia rpms ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/mandrake/9..../Mandrake/RPMS with ../base/hdlist.cz

urpmi.addmedia rpms2 ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/mandrake/9....Mandrake/RPMS2 with ../base/hdlist.cz

urpmi.addmedia updates ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/mandrake/updates/9.2/RPMS with ../base/hdlist.cz


then you could make sure everything's up-to-date:

urpmi --auto-select


and then you could try to install your stuff again, for example if you wanted to install tux racer:

urpmi tuxracer
 
Old 12-14-2003, 07:26 PM   #14
ChasidishHarry
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 377

Rep: Reputation: 30
good luck, schiller


p.s.
remember, if you are ever in doubt:
rule#1) linux kicks a$$
rule#2) if you have a problem regarding linux visit this site
rule#3) if you want to switch to windows read rule#1

Last edited by ChasidishHarry; 12-14-2003 at 07:28 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration