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Which options do you mean? I pick english (british) at the start, I don't sure about the order but I remember agreeing to license or sorts, then setting the security to standard. then, set the standard keyboard to us (international). then, let the system install file, then, mount the partition. here, I put everything into the '/' (i.e. the root) 17gb of hdd drive. (I tried auto-allocate I think) then, i pick 'grub' as my bootloader. Finally I install all the packages provided. and then reboot. Which took me to where I am now.
Apparently all the packages weren't installed properly, since X appears to not be there. X is needed for all the graphics stuff, like kde and gnome. Doesn't the Mandrake installation have these 'profiles' that you choose, like 'Workstation' and 'Server'? Use those instead of picking all the packages individually.
Edit: You are using the 'starter' 9.2 and not the discovery, right? Here's a guide: http://doc.mandrakelinux.com/Mandrak...n/Starter.html
Hmm, that is weird. I did pick all of them since I am not sure which one to pick. There is indeed a screen which says what I want to pick (and I thought by installing everything, I would be playing safe). So I pick the development (since I'm doing programming), and other things. The profile you said : I guess I picked up all of them. (I'm not sure if we're talking the same 'profile' here) Should I have picked one only? Should I just reinstall Mandrake from the beginning then?
The 'profiles' are the package groups. Make sure you checked the graphical environments' checkboxes. You should have picked at least one.
You can try to install stuff from the command-line using 'urpmi' (it's in the guide), but a reinstall will probably be easier.
Just to make sure, by 'check' do you mean I have to check the box right beside the packages name with an 'X'? I am now at the package group selection screen and I have marked all boxes with an 'X', and I also have marked the Graphical Environment all with an 'X' next to it. Does this makes me save to continue on?
HI, I went to the next screen as you suggested.(after selecting and checking in any whiteboxes that I see. Now, I am given a screen which says choose the packages you want to install. To my horror, the graphical and environmental packages are not checked. So I click on it and try to check it. But it just won't check. It stays there unchecked. What should I do? I try going into its sub-packages and check on anything I could see. But it still won't work.
I've had the same problem.
Reboot from the Mandrake 92 disk 1.
Let it go through the whole process.
Near the end you'll get a screen that shows the selections you've made.
I can't remember the exact one but one asks if you want to use the graphical interface or command line. Select grapical.
Finish the update.
That should do the trick.
Hi, I've tried what you suggested, but the only screen that comes out when I reboot is (i'm using a DVD to install), asking :
Press <F1> for more options
Press <Enter> key to install or upgrade a system running Mandrake Linux,
I pressed Enter to it, but it didn't ask me to upgrade the system, it directly points me to the language screen. What should I do? I have been running in circles with the number of re-installations that I've done
Sorry, for my tardy earlier reply, but I started composing my response before the previous two responses were entered. So there wasn't a message yet about using the 'startx' command. If you look they were only few minutes apart.