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Old 10-03-2004, 08:03 PM   #1
Siloth
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Mandrake 10 install, need help


I posted this in Laptop section too, figured I'd stick it in Noobs as well.

Ok, pop CD1 in, tells me to select an install method, select CDROM Drive.... After that a little box pops up and tells me CD ROM wasn't detected and to insert additional drivers floppy, so Ok, I do some reading and RawWrite cdrom.img to a floppy in my A:.. ok, cool..

So thinking its going to work, I pop in the floppy w/ cdrom on it, and click OK for the "Insert Additional Drivers Floppy", another ERROR!

"Floppy is not a Linux ext2 floppy in first floppy drive."


I have no idea what to do now, I've re'written the floppy about 20 times I'd guess... doesnt work... but when I put it in my Windows box, it reads everything on the floppy just fine.........

What is Wrong?

PLEASE HELP!!! lol, I want to get this done, I need a Linux comp for school....
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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if it reads the floppy in windoze w/o another format, than that means the floppy has a FAT32/NTFS filesystem on it
reformat the floppy and re-rawwrite it - or: use a brand new floppy
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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I have formatted the floppy several times......


there is only one option to format the floppy and its FAT... how else am I supposed to do it? lol
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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it's been awhile since i've used rawwrite, but i think it puts the filesystem on it

try a different floppy - that one might be shot
they arent the most durable things in the world

Also: if the lappy can boot from CDROM (check your BIOS) the first install CD should be bootable
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:15 PM   #5
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The 1st CD is bootable, it boots fine from CD, but when trying to continue the installation (from Method:CDROM) it tells me cdrom not detected to instert additional driver floppy
 
Old 10-03-2004, 08:39 PM   #6
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Any ideas anyone? lol
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:12 PM   #7
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The only thing that worked for me is to install Mandrake 9.2 then upgrade to 10.
 
Old 11-12-2004, 07:44 PM   #8
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Old 11-13-2004, 01:18 PM   #9
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you have to install the dos drivers for your cd-rom device first more than likely you just have your windows drivers installed only, you need drivers that allow your cd-rom to be accessed via a command prompt, now if you can actually locate those drivers... yeah, that needle in the hay stack doesn't seem very difficult to find anymore.
 
Old 11-13-2004, 01:57 PM   #10
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Floppy used for the installation should not be FAT. Use rawrite to write the image (cdrom.img) to it (don't copy the file directly).
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:56 PM   #11
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This may seem like a hack job, but I just installed mandrake 10.1 on my presario 2500 last night. I installed windows XP first, cause I'm a noob and still tethered to the MAN, but then I installed mandrake next. If I had wanted to during the install of mandrake I could have erased my windows partition. the cool thing is that having the windoze partition there in the first place would make sure that you have the cdrom drivers.

Dunno if it's a good idea, but it'll prolly work.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 06:19 AM   #12
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Right - It's called dual booting, and you did it correctly. Congrats
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:40 AM   #13
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OK I think I've partially cracked this one. Never mind the floppy or burning alt files business, it won't work. Use the install CD. At the first install press f1 then f2 for expert mode (even if you're not). Select alt1, enter and then install from cd-rom. This has got me round all the problems with no cd-rom device detected and no ext2 floppy in drive on my Toshiba Tecra 750DVD.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:33 PM   #14
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Additional Drivers

I decided I wanted to learn about Linux and decided to convert an old laptop that I no longer use. It is a Toshiba Satellite Pro 420CDS, 16mb or RAM and 750MB HD.

I have been following this discussion with a great deal of interest since I have encountered exactly the same problem i.e. unable to boot from a CD and when I create the floppy image of the CDrom file, I get stuck at the same place. The system is looking for additional drivers.

I have tried most of the suggestions offered here, but still no luck. Did you ever get the matter resolved? Where can one go to find linux CDROM drivers?

Thanks
 
Old 12-14-2004, 08:45 PM   #15
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Mandrake 10 install, need help

I believe it to be a defect in the Mandrake installation, as I have found that RedHat installs fine. You may want to try installing Mandrake 9.2 instead, then try an upgrade to 10. I haven't yet tried the above workaround yet. hth.
 
  


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