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Old 09-12-2002, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question MAndrake 8.2 install disks!


i am a to linux as i have never "been" on the os yet. I use Winblowz 98 se, and am excited about the madrake 8.2 install disks which are sitting on my desk!
I have figured out that lnx4win doesn't come on most people's 8.2 disks, so i quickly forgot about using it in the same folder as windows.
Question 1 - Do i ned to partition my drive before i install linux? (also does linux have to be on my "C" drive? as my master is a 512 mg hunk of crap that my comp wouldn't let me take out even when they (master and slave) both were formatted)
Question 2 - Why does Linux tell me that "that CDROM does not seem to be a Mandrake Linux installation CDROM" it will say that with either disk one or two

Pentium 2 - 200 mhz
Master 512 mg
Slave 4 gig
64 mg d ram
4x Creative CDROM

if it makes any difference, i use have to use a boot disk, because my bios wont boot to CDROM
 
Old 09-13-2002, 05:42 AM   #2
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Hi.
Where did you get your cds?
Do you plan to keep win98 and dual-boot or are you going 100% Linux?
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Old 09-13-2002, 07:52 PM   #3
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The CDs are copies of store bought disks.
I would like to keep my Win 98 at least until i get familliar with Linux
 
Old 09-13-2002, 10:43 PM   #4
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did you boot the installation using boot disks ?
 
Old 09-14-2002, 12:59 AM   #5
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Yes, i made boot disks thru rawrite (or whatever prog was on the madrake install disk)
 
Old 09-14-2002, 02:29 AM   #6
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the burn process of the cd's may have stuffed up...have you tried reburning the cd's ????
 
Old 09-16-2002, 10:39 PM   #7
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If you press F1 after booting with the install disk, and type lnx4win, you can install it that way. This will run slower, because you are running linux through a loop-back device. It is a way to try out linux without reformatting your hard drives. (This is all after you get the bad CD's resolved.)
 
Old 09-17-2002, 12:27 AM   #8
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yeah, except most of the 8.2 disks that i have heard about (including the downloaded ones) don't actually give you the lnx4win thing. I have searched all over the 3 disks. Going to get redhat, hope that will be a little easier.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:42 PM   #9
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Angry Same Problem

I have the same problem. In the index.html file it says...

"If you are mirroring to a partition or an NFS volume, you'll need to get everything under "Mandrake/", as well as the disk images from "images/" that you need for your system."

...So i put everything into the mandrake folder. I left the autorun in the root and modified the path from dosutils/autorun.exe to mandrake/dosutils/autorun.exe and don the same for the .ico file.

After doing this i got the same message.
I downloaded the cd from a mirror from mandrake's web site.

My plan was to install Linux on the secondary disk, on a partition called Linux - would this be possible? I have Win2k on the master and the disk size is under 10gig - didt want to cram win2k and linux onn same disk!

Any feedback\help would be great
 
  


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