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Old 09-10-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 installation problem - NO BOOT!?!


hello,
i want to install mandrake 10 on a win xp pro system...i have 4 cd's and set up to boot from cd first but if i put cd1 in the cd-rom drive and reboot it does not start anything from the cd's then i tried to boot from cd2 still with no success.

It is like if my drive would detected the cd but in normal win mode it does..

Pls tell me what i can do!

Thx
 
Old 09-10-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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1. check your BIOS again to ensure that you really did set up the cdrom to be bootable

2. Check the checksum of the iso that you used to burn the disks for Linux. The iso file may be corrupt and therefore your CDs you burned may be corrupt as well. If so, download new copies, check them, and burn them again.

3. Try burning the CD's at a lower rate, maybe just 8x instead of 48x or whatever, so that the impression is more solid and less likely to be corrupted.

4. Use more expensive CDR media

5. Don't write on the CDR media with a sharpie permanent marker or ball point pen. Only apply labels to CD's. CDRs work using an internal dye, and if you write on them with a pen, you can screw them up pretty good.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 04:11 PM   #3
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1. check your BIOS again to ensure that you really did set up the cdrom to be bootable

2. Check the checksum of the iso that you used to burn the disks for Linux. The iso file may be corrupt and therefore your CDs you burned may be corrupt as well. If so, download new copies, check them, and burn them again.

3. Try burning the CD's at a lower rate, maybe just 8x instead of 48x or whatever, so that the impression is more solid and less likely to be corrupted.

4. Use more expensive CDR media

5. Don't write on the CDR media with a sharpie permanent marker or ball point pen. Only apply labels to CD's. CDRs work using an internal dye, and if you write on them with a pen, you can screw them up pretty good.
Hello,
thanks for you answere!
i can exclude point 4 and 5 because i used different cdr's and did not write on em'

what do you mean with point 2...you hv to know im a real noob on this topic, i just bought the .iso files unpacked them with isobuster and burned them on 4 cd's with windows burn program

Pls help thank you!
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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Try to boot with Mandrake cdrom 2
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:11 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Try to boot with Mandrake cdrom 2
look what i wrote

Quote:
Originally posted by omega313
i tried to boot from cd2 still with no success.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:12 PM   #6
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Sorry or make a boot floppy in windows insert disc 1 and the mandrake screen will pop up make a boot floppy should be on there. use cdrom.img under the images folder and try to install with the floppy. the program to make the floppy is rawwritewin just incase.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:15 PM   #7
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Originally posted by omega313
Hello,
thanks for you answere!
i can exclude point 4 and 5 because i used different cdr's and did not write on em'

what do you mean with point 2...you hv to know im a real noob on this topic, i just bought the .iso files unpacked them with isobuster and burned them on 4 cd's with windows burn program

Pls help thank you!
Hi there,

Well if you downloaded the ISOs then you have to do your own quality control and do the checksum routine.

From what I read there could be errors on the ISO (from downloading), there could be errors from burning ( I ended up burning at 4x just to make sure). And there could be a problem with your CD-ROM, but if it works on Win, I don't see the problem with the install. ALL I know is: it drove me cuckoo for two days, then I decided to install an older version of the distro and upgraded from there.
This doesn't make sense, I know; no more than Win crashing.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:19 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by omega313
Hello,
thanks for you answere!
i can exclude point 4 and 5 because i used different cdr's and did not write on em'

what do you mean with point 2...you hv to know im a real noob on this topic, i just bought the .iso files unpacked them with isobuster and burned them on 4 cd's with windows burn program

Pls help thank you!

If you go to www.linuxISO.org, on the right side you will find some links that should help. Click on the verifying iso files and it will give you a file to download that will check the iso file you have downloaded.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:21 PM   #9
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thx you guys that tutorial helped me!

http://www.iceteks.com/articles.php?...e=burniso&p=1&
 
Old 09-10-2004, 07:23 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Architect69
If you go to www.linuxISO.org, on the right side you will find some links that should help. Click on the verifying iso files and it will give you a file to download that will check the iso file you have downloaded.
Sorry.....the left side, I must be dislexic or something!
 
Old 09-10-2004, 10:06 PM   #11
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Talking

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Sorry.....the left side, I must be dislexic or something!
Hey, that should be DYSlexic. What are you, lysdexic or something? Can't yuo even spel?

(Sorry, couldn't resist. )
 
Old 10-09-2004, 07:57 AM   #12
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Hello omega313,

I got the same problem (with mandrake cd and no boot), and I think I found the answer : I you burn the cd by putting the ISO image on it, this does not give the cd the right data structure; I first tried to burn cd1 with K3B, without any option, and it did not boot. Then (after a few hours !) I just double-clicked on the ISO image which was on my hard disk, and obtained a specific window from K3B :
The one to give to the cd the right structure. Now It works ! So, probably no mistake from the developers.

Bye.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 01:24 AM   #13
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Yes, you are correct.

When you want to burn a CD image, that is different from simply burning a CD with files on it.

An .iso file is the raw image of a CD itself. When you download an .iso file, (short for ISO - International Standards Organization - the jerks from Dilbert's ISO-9000 nightmare), you are downloading the raw image to put on a CD. Most CD burning programs have options to allow you to put files on a disk by picking them, and then burning the disk. If you burn an .iso this way, the .iso file itself is burned to the disk.

Do not burn .iso's that way. Instead, choose "burn image" or "burn CD from image", from somewhere in the menus of your cd burning program.
 
  


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