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Old 10-21-2003, 03:12 PM   #1
augie
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MDK 9.1 CD/HD Install Problem


I dl'd the 3 CD ISOs. 1st one was Mandrake91-CD1-inst.i586.iso MD5Sums checked. Can't boot from ISOs, made CDROM and HD images for floppy boot. Only got a crippled install from HD boot, only internet and KDE installed w/o internet connection made. USB cable modem.

Errors received: libsigc++1.0-1.04-5MDK.i586
libgal21-0.23-1MDK.i586

and about 20 more, some of which had kde in them.

In XP CD there are things like autorun.inf, boot.img etc. What do I extract from inst CD to make a bootable MDK CD. I also read that I should copy RPM 2 and 3 to RPM1's area.

I've read about Linux in general and MDK in particular for a week on various sites and can't figure this out. I've been running XP for 18 mths. and thought i could handle MDK, especially since so many people say it's so easy. I've got to be missing something simple.

TIA

ASUS TUSL2-C, 1G Celeron, 512 MB SDRAM, SB Live 5.1, NVidia GEFORCE 2

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Old 10-21-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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What do you mean when you say that you can't boot from the ISOs? Have you burned them to cdroms?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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Here's a tutorial on doing a mandrake install from the hard drive:

http://mandrakeusers.org/viewtopic.php?p=11409
 
Old 10-21-2003, 05:47 PM   #4
augie
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@ mara Yes, I burnt the 3 CDs and MD5sums were correct from server to CD. It burns one image per disc which the first disc has this "Mandrake91-CD1-inst.i586.iso" The others are the same with differnt parameters. MDK does not boot from CD with BIOS set properly, just launches XP. Everything else works fine on both DVD-ROM and CD writer with other install CD's.

@ kilgoretrout I followed this tutorial originally, however I got stuck here :

"VI. Using the ISO image manipulation software, cut&paste the "rpms2" directory from the cd2...ISO and the "rpms3" directory from the cd3...ISO into the "Mandrake" directory in the cd1...ISO"

I can't C&P into an ISO image on HD using ISObuster 1.1 Any other direction I can take?

TIA

BTW, your search info is great. I didn't have to ask you on how to get my MS windows back with fdisk /mbr or fixmbr

Last edited by augie; 10-21-2003 at 05:59 PM.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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You copied the image file to the CD. That's kind of like a zip file. You want to run a program in the zip file, but you have to unzip it first - you want to use files in the ISO file, but you have to unpack the ISO to CD first, not just drop the whole file.

Open your favorite CD writer program, and there should be a "burn an image" or "write an image" or something similar. Select the first ISO in the pop-up window, and follow the directions. Repeat for disks 2 and 3. You'll have three disks with thousands of usable files instead of three disks with 3 big, unusable files.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:26 PM   #6
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One link.

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

Hope that helps.

 
  


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