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Old 05-27-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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install hangs


Hi, I'm trying to install Mandrake 10, but it always hangs at the same point.
the partitions get created/formatted ... then "please wait. Looking for available packages... " so I wait, and wait
that's it, it hangs at that point. I'm installing from a CD disk set.
any ideas ???
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:03 PM   #2
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Corrupt disk, maybe? Did you download and burn it yourself or did you buy a disk? If the former, you should check the md5sum of the iso you downloaded.
 
Old 05-27-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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It's a retail disk
 
Old 05-28-2005, 02:07 AM   #4
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would it be that you brought one from Dick Smith (i'm from NZ too.)

they download it then write it on cds.

Two possible causes:

- You picked packages that aren't there (Mandrake/Mandriva includes some invalid features in the Download Edition)

- Corrupt burning for that disc.

it happens sometimes.

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Old 05-28-2005, 02:56 AM   #5
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yes , I bought it from Dick Smith ... yes it could be corrupt Disk or non existant packages, but ... how do I determine that?
Now I can't format it ready to put win 98 back on again either (it's an old PC that belongs to a mate (friend) of mine) ;-)
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:06 AM   #6
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Well, i don't know any proper way but here are my tips:

- Check the disc for scratches

- Just select defaults in the installation and then load extra packages by going into the Mandrake Control Centre / Center

- Maybe it's just that you don't have enough space (I doubt it) (1GB is recommended)

- Maybe is that in THAT part of the hard drive that is corrupt. (Like bad sectors / blocks etc.)


I just don't know any other possibilities. I brought the DSE Mandrake 10 way back in Nov 2004 and that worked.

Maybe you could get a refund? Or maybe just buy a new set (like the 10.1 version.)

My two cents

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