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Old 06-30-2004, 07:44 AM   #1
hadez2000
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Question Mandrake 8 installation probs


Hi, I removed a partition on my hard disk to install linux on it, my disk looks like this now:

partition 1 - fat32
partition 2 - no filesystem (I removed it)
partition 3 to 6 - fat32

soo now Im booting up with the mandrake 8 cd and everytime it starts with all the diagnostic line and then just stops and says something about the root mount point not being found

so I check up on it and I know now that I must press f1 for other options and type:

linux root=something

my problem is that I have no idea what to enter in by "something"

I once before installed mandrake 7 and that was fine once I get to disk druid (i think it was called) setting up the filesystem was quite easy, but I cant even get that far

any help will be greatly appreciated
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:13 AM   #2
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What I'm wondering is why you want to install mandrake 8 when mandrake 10 is available and much more up to date?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:17 AM   #3
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because I dont have a copy of 10
 
Old 06-30-2004, 11:57 AM   #4
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hadez200: missing some info? size of hdd. what else installed? now why
remove partition just move it making it smaller then install mdk in space.
most mdk,s have ability to assist in accomadating partitioning what ever you would want to install in each partition.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 12:00 PM   #5
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hadez2000: sorry about last post left out this; try,http://tldp.org/HOWTO/
HOWTO-INDEX section 4.1.6 Partitions and Filesystems may help!
 
Old 06-30-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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You could still get mandrake 10. Just go to http://www.linuxiso.org they have mandrake 10 Official. -However, make sure you want it before you get it. I used to run Mandrake 10 CE, it was good with a couple bugs, but I still upgraded to the official version which sucked. -Everything I liked from CE was gone. -You may like that though, so go to Mandrakes site and look up the package list, then decied. 10 is very easy to install, runs quickly so you should not have problems with it.

Good Luck
 
Old 07-01-2004, 02:29 AM   #7
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thanx guys, Im trying to get my hands on 10 now, as my internet connection is to slow to dl a whole iso, but thanx for all the help guys,
 
  


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