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Old 11-03-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
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Question Installing mandrake 9.2


I just downloaded the three cd images of Mandrake 9.2 and burned them onto 3 cds. These are about 650 MB each. What do I do now? I don't understand the content of these cds. I can't even look to see what's on them because my computer doesn't recognize the files. Thanx.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 01:35 PM   #2
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now you have to put the cd #1 into your cdrom and reboot your computer.
Hopefully it will boot from cd, if not: go into your bios and make sure that boot from cd is before boot from hd.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:15 PM   #3
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Explain computer doesn't recognize the files. You should be able to view the contents of the CD on a windows computer. If all you see is one big .iso file then you did not burn them correctly.

Depending on what kind of software your using to burn the CD's you need to select create from image.

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

If you computer is set to autorun CD's a Mandrake window should of popped up.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 08:44 PM   #4
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Doesn't recofnize files

I appreciate your input guyz, however, my problem(s) still isn't solved. What I meant by my computer not recognizing the files is that when I double click on the icon on the desktop (where I downloaded it to) it comes back and says that windows cannot open the file. It needs to know what program created it and I should choose what program to open it. Plus I didn't use any particular software to burn the cd's. I simply opened up My Computer and dragged the downloaded file from the desktop to drive E: (the cd burner drive) and the computer automatically started burning the cd. Thanx.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 09:15 PM   #5
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An ISO file is an image of the CD similar to Nortons Ghost utility.

You can not burn an ISO file by simply draging and droping the file with windows because it will just burn it as single file. There are applications that will decompress an ISO file like winrar but I don't think it will create a bootable CD.

You need Roxio EZ CD Creator or Nero.

I found this with a quick search:
http://www.petri.co.il/howto_write_iso_files.htm
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:07 PM   #6
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Yeah dude michaelk is right, search google for an ISO tool thier is a free one for XP somewhere I used it a while ago cant remeber the name but you will be able to find it. this will split up the ISO file so that all the contents can be written to a cd.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 10:18 PM   #7
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Thumbs up Thanx Michaelk

Thanx MichaelK! That did the trick! I downloaded ISORecorder and it fixed the CD burning problem. Also thanx to all who responded. Talk to yawl later.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 05:35 PM   #8
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How did you download Mandrake 9.2 images?!?!? I though you have to buy them right now .


I downloaded the entire Mandrake directory tree onto the hard drive of my XP system. I would like to just burn them onto CD's, but does it matter what files are on what CD?

Thanks!

Last edited by GoSix; 11-08-2003 at 06:03 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:08 PM   #9
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http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ftp.php3

-> I'm already a member of the Club or plan on registering soon, please send me to the download page
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:09 PM   #10
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and make sure you do, linux is freedom not a freeride, etc
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:44 PM   #11
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Cool I'm no miser :)

Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm no freerider . I'm just trying to get it on an older computer, familiarize myself with it, and get some nasty drivers working on it (i.e. Linksys WUSB11 v2.6 with Atmel, and various sound cards). If I choose to stick with the it, then of course I'll be paying my dues .


Thanx,
Gosix
 
Old 11-09-2003, 03:09 AM   #12
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yeah sorry man I dont know why I said that, whatevers aye (think my regestration might be due soon actually)
 
Old 11-29-2003, 02:33 PM   #13
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How did you download Mandrake 9.2 images?!?!? I though you have to buy them right now .
The ISO's for Mandrake 9.2 are free to download by the public here. Of course, you can get the download version, and even the PowerPack and ProSuite, for a few dollars off Ebay, or at freewarecds.com. Being an impoverished student, I don't have a problem buying the "discounted" CD's off Ebay or just downloading the free version when I don't want all the development stuff, so that I can use the difference in money (at least for the advanced versions) to sign up for a MandrakeClub membership, which is the best way to support their development, anyway, and it comes with the added benefit of all those download and support options.

BookMaven528
 
Old 11-29-2003, 03:01 PM   #14
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yup

Yeah, the 9.2 iso's were finally made available. I actually asked that question prior to their release at the beginning of this month. I instead installed 9.2 via FTP and I found that to be very convenient (took a little longer, of course).

As for the mandrake club, I will be joining that as soon as I get all my parts in for my "new" POS computer. I am replacing my old slot1 PIII-450 with a Socket 370 PIII-850 (why would I bother, do you ask? I am upgrading this computer from spare parts that co-workers found lying around. My primary computer is a P4). When I finally build this computer and put in toys like a CL Audigy card, wireless-G bridge, I will re-install linux and join the club .

I have been very impressed with mandrake 9. 2 so far on my current piece of crap, so I'll be contributing to the cause on my next build.
 
  


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