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Old 06-25-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Installing Mandrake 8.2


I've just tried installing Mandrake 8.2 from installation CD's that I got from Spidertools.

Everything goes fine until it gets to Configure x and then I get the message "An error occurred XFree86- rpm not found"

Is this a problem with the CD or what?

I'm trying to install on a Dell Latitude CS Laptop. Pentium 2 400 Mhz 128 Mb RAM and 18 Gb hard disk.

Anybody any ideas before I go back to Bill?

Denis

 
Old 06-25-2002, 12:22 PM   #2
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sounds like a problem with the cd. i would suggest downloading or getting a hold of an official cd to install. installation cd's out of magazines or sources like Spidertools aren't usually really reliable most of the time.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 12:45 PM   #3
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The RPM may actaully be on the CD, but didn't get copied/installed to your hard drive. That's the first place I'd check rather than waiting to get a new distro. You can always do:

rpm -ivh <package.name.rpm>

Once you find it and then run whatever X configuration tool they provide. Check their docs -- probably on the CD or their site.
 
Old 06-25-2002, 03:38 PM   #4
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Old 06-25-2002, 03:40 PM   #5
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even rpm file itself is fine,
it 's not properly installed sometimes..

i'd try reinstall the rpms ..
 
Old 06-25-2002, 07:07 PM   #6
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sounds like a problem with the cd. i would suggest downloading or getting a hold of an official cd to install. installation cd's out of magazines or sources like Spidertools aren't usually really reliable most of the time.
Thanks, Spidertools are sending me replacement CD's and if that doesn't work I'll try downloading from the Mandrake site (or is Red Hat better?)

Denis
 
Old 06-25-2002, 07:10 PM   #7
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Originally posted by jglen490
The RPM may actaully be on the CD, but didn't get copied/installed to your hard drive. That's the first place I'd check rather than waiting to get a new distro. You can always do:

rpm -ivh <package.name.rpm>

Once you find it and then run whatever X configuration tool they provide. Check their docs -- probably on the CD or their site.
Thanks, looks like I'd better do some reading so I have at least a basic understanding of what I'm doing!

Denis

 
Old 06-25-2002, 07:13 PM   #8
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ssdfs
I detect another cynic like me! My coffee mug at work used to say ssdd.

Denis

 
Old 06-25-2002, 07:16 PM   #9
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even rpm file itself is fine,
it 's not properly installed sometimes..

i'd try reinstall the rpms ..
If I knew how to it might help Sounds like I need to go and do some reading!

Denis

 
Old 07-30-2002, 12:57 AM   #10
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same error here...

I'm having the exact same problem, also using a laptop (Sony Vaio, PIII).

I did a search and found the some xfree files on the install disk number three, which interestingly was not asked for during the installation.
 
  


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