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Old 02-07-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 wont complete install


I created 3 CDs from the Mandrake 9.2 ISOs. I'm installing on a W2K PC. After the install process shrinks the W2K partition, it begins the installation. Once on 2 & 3 CDs, I get errors saying some packages can't be installed due to errors (either the CDs or the CD-ROM) but it lets me continue.
Eventually, it keeps taking me to the installation screen showing a list of all packages. Even after unchecking all of them, after hitting Next, it still says there's an error with a package and suggests I check the CDs using some 'rpm' cmd on another LInux machine, which I dont have.
The CDs are brand new & the CD-ROM is working fine in W2K. I can also read the CDs in a W2K PC.
Any ideas?
My next step is to try Red Hat Linux...hehe

Thanks!
 
Old 02-07-2004, 02:41 PM   #2
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best to install linux os on a seperate hdd (can be slaved to the existing master hdd). verify your md5sums (www.md5summer.org ) prior to burning cd. if they are bad, delete, and download again, or buy a cd set. don't install to an existing os partition, or it'll wipe all your data out.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 02:47 PM   #3
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Look here

You can get a mdm5sum checker for windows. Check the integriy of the iso images you downloaded on your windows box, as it sounds like one or more of them may have errors.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. I just checked & the checksums all match what they're supposed to be so we can assume the ISOs are not corrupt.

FYI, the PC has just one 40 Gb HDD, previously all NTFS partition. After Linux install, it shrunk NTFS down to 20 Gb but W2K still loads fine (no problems). I've since gone back into W2K and removed the Linux created partitions and left it as undefined space for the next install to detect & create, etc.

Any other suggestions?
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:06 PM   #5
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I've done the same install - I downloaded the 3 Mandrake 9.2 ISO's burnt them to CD and then installed without a hitch. Are you 100% sure that the drive is okay and that it is happy reading that brand of CD-R's?

Sorry - only thing I can suggest is to try a different drive.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:16 PM   #6
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It's an HP EVO PC...I'll try on Monday with Red Hat ISOs & see if I get a different result..
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:29 PM   #7
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I'm a noob

I've already done an ftp install of Suse 9.0.

I must say I prefer Mandrake - I thought Suse was nice when I first put it on (previous experience with Linux was Suse 7.1 which I couldn't do anything with, as I couldn't get my winmodem to work - the box is still on the shelf)

Mandrake just seems a bit slicker - the grub & and Lilo screens aren't as nice but after that I prefer everything.

Hope you can get it working - if not, good luck with Red Hat!
 
  


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