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Old 05-06-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 Installation Woes


Okay, I've successfully installed Mandrake 9.0 on my computer and is currently dual booting it along with Windows XP. Had have absolutely NO hitches with installation and the maintenance of both.

I tried installing a "fresh" Mandrake 9.1 on my computer today and the first error I ran into was....

"Could not compress second stage ramdisk... don't remember end of message"

I rebooted.. thought it might have been the CD. So I burned a new Mandrake 9.1 Installation CD 1.

Rebooted, went back into the installation screen... it said "loading program into memory" longer than it had previously. Then after about 15-20 mins i get another error...

"Could not uncompress second stage ramdisk" (i'm PRETTY sure this one said uncompress but not sure about first error being compress.. it was what i wrote down at the time)

I let it keep running.. it runs... and runs.. and runs...

THEN I get a............

Error in exec of stage 2:C
Trying to execute '/usr/bin/runinstall2 from installation volume,
The following fatal error occured:
FATAL ERROR IN STAGE1: I/O Error

I can't recover from this
You may reboot your system.



Anyone know what's wrong? Mandrake 9.0 install perfectly. =\

Comp Specs:

Dell Dimension 8100

P4 1.5 GHz
512 MB of RAM
Geforce3
A somewhat new DVD-ROM
A semi-really-old CD-RW Burner (I could always burn another cd on my brother's brand new cd burner...)
a 40 GB Harddrive
a 60 GB Harddrive


Any help would REALLLLY be appreciated.. thanks.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:05 PM   #2
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Try burning the media first on the brand new burner.

Where are you getting the iso's from?
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:10 PM   #3
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Download ISO from... http://www.thetechguide.com/

Ran the md5sum after I downloaded and checked out okay.

I'll try burning the ISOs on the newer burner tomorrow.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:31 PM   #4
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you also might try www.linuxiso.org.

I am pretty happy with their results.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:39 PM   #5
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To ask the forum or download new ISOs? lol I think i might try downloading a different set of ISOs and seeing if those work.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:45 PM   #6
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To download new iso's. You might also invest in a cdrw (while they are still reasonably priced) to make master copies of the iso's. Have you tried Redhat yet?
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:49 PM   #7
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Redhat 8 wouldn't install for me. =\

First distro I tried was Debian.. I didn't make it pass install.. but i managed to screw up my partition table so i had to reformat everything lol

Mandrake 9.0 installed without a glitch.. so i stuck with it
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:53 PM   #8
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See I had problems with mandy 9.
Plus I like having the sources on disc for my distro.
And when I tried to install vmware I found out they were using different source files than the kernel released with mandy 9.
I just kinda got turned off by that.
 
Old 05-06-2003, 11:04 PM   #9
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If the ISOs i'm downloading from linuxISO.org has the same problem and i can't figure out how to solve it.. i'm probably going to try redhat again.. or something lol
 
Old 05-06-2003, 11:19 PM   #10
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well email me if you get stuck
 
  


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