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Old 01-29-2005, 08:07 PM   #1
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Installation issues


hi,

First, how should my hd partition look like. /, swap, /home or /boot or what?

And I keep getting this error--- fatal: no hdlist nor synthesis to read for.


What is that. Also, I downloaded the official 3 cd pack of mandrake. And it says KDE 3.3 comes on CD 4. So I guess I don't have it or is it a package on 1 of the cds?

Thanks for all your help
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:31 PM   #2
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Where are you looking at the partition from? Cfdisk?
When Do you get this error message? During boot?
As far as KDE, it should get installed when you install mandrake unless theres something special about KDE on Mandrake.

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Old 01-29-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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the error is during the installation. Actually after partition before I get to select the packages I want. What is /home /boot /usr and what is the difference?
 
Old 01-29-2005, 11:20 PM   #4
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Now I am passed that error, but after I select the packages that I want I get this error: basesystem package not selected.

Could this be a bad copy of mandrake or a badly burned cd?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 02:30 AM   #5
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You are not selecting the basesystem package during installation when you are prompted what you want to install. The basesystem is just that the base of the system
 
Old 01-30-2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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I select everything that I see.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 02:18 PM   #7
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are you sure? There is usually a tab that says select everything... other than that check the MD5 sums
 
Old 02-05-2005, 02:19 PM   #8
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Re: Installation issues

Quote:
Originally posted by rohmanovich
hi,

First, how should my hd partition look like. /, swap, /home or /boot or what?

And I keep getting this error--- fatal: no hdlist nor synthesis to read for.

i ve got the same issue & it drives me mad !!!

i ve downloaded the 3cd pack (10.1) via linuxiso.org twice, burned it, & run the installation since.
always blocked at this step. The programm say me this error is related with cd1 or cd2 (randomizely).

I ve unplugged my scsi card & the hd connected to it, i ve tested with my two cd-rom player?

what can i do? if someone has a suggestion i ll be glad to read it

thx to have read this post & sorry for my poor english.

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Old 02-05-2005, 04:47 PM   #9
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I downloaded the 10.1 official dvd from the mandrake.com ftp server and it installed just fine, they also have the cd iso's.

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3

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