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Hello, I'm trying to install Mandrake Linux and I have run into a problem. When I try to load Mandrake, It begins to boot from the CDROM but only about 1/4 of the first installation page appears. I couldn’t get past this point. I have built a computer out of spare parts to run Mandrake here are the specs:
I tried to do a low-res install, but I guess the program is non-responsive after only about 1/4 of the screen shows up. How can I force a text based install? That might be more ideal. I appreciate your help!
I'm curious, how did you manage to get 128 Mb SDRAM in your Intel 200 Mhz? This being a 168-pin stick began to replaced the 72-pin SIMMs used by Pentium systems. Maybe there is a chance that you are having compatibility issues.
Is your PC freezing when the problem occurs?
I am not fimilar how to make a boot diskette, ive done it with Red Hat, but not mandrake. Could you run me briefly through the process? I tried without a mouse, but i got the same affect. im using a serial port for my mouse -- is that alright? Thank you all for your help.
If I remember correctly just running the Mandrake CD on a windows box should give you a pop-up menu with one of the options being make bootdiskette if I'm wrong, that program is somewhere else on the install disc.
otherwise use RAWWRITE to copy a install image (*.img file)
to a diskette.
explore the mandrake install CD ... it's somewhere there..
Hmm, i tried RawRite using "*.img" and i get an error 123. I have tried the CD on another computer and it sucesfuly installed. what could be going wrong with mine? well, on another note, if any of you have used Red Hat linux, i just tried to install 7.2 on the same PC today. when i try to begin a standard install it hangs on the very first insall file - initrd.img - maybe theres something wrong with the reading of my CDROM drive? This is a very strange situation. thanks again for all of your help.