LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-13-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
Kaseyl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: ohio
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Need help installing mandrake 10


hello. I try to installed mandrake on a compaq 2.80 intel celero proessor
it has winxp home but when i reboot my comp. and i hit enter it reboots
i now i have the bios set to boot frome the cd I try boot frome the floppy and it still reboot
i know the cd I burnd is becouse I but it on a frinds computer and it installed fine
thank y
 
Old 09-13-2004, 07:34 PM   #2
zeshan_b
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Arlington
Distribution: installed mandrake
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
hi,

I am new to this form and new to linux but I'll do my best to answer your question.

I tryed to install mandrake linux on compaq presario and the cd-rom drive was jamed and the DVD Rom drive wouldn't work. Maybe beacause it was so used.

The first cd of mandrake has a utility that will create a boot disk for you.

1. In the CD go to dosutils folder and click rawrite
2. press [...] button and point to the image file boot.img
3. put in a black floppy and it will write the info on to the disk
4. go to bios on your compaq and set the bios to boot from floppy
5. put in the floppy and mandrake cd1 in your computer
6. when system boots from the floppy it will try to read from the cd-rom drive and take you to Graphical instalation screens.
Then you will have to partition the drive and the rest...etc.

If the system can't read from the cd-rom drive and you say the cd is good and it works on your friends computer then

1. take out your hard disk from your compaq and disconnect the hard disk on your friends computer and connect your hard disk to his computer. Be sure to set the disk in a place so it doesn't move around when the computer is on.

2. put in the mandrake cd and install the operating system on the hard disk.

3. when your done remove your compaq hard disk from your friends computer and connect your friends hard disk back.

4. connect your hard disk to the compaq computer and boot computer
5. when you get to the blue screen choose the secound option "linux-nonfb"
6. You might get an error "Block move Error 0xAE" Just press enter and linux will load.

I did the same thing and mandrake detected the cpu and other things and now I am trying to connect it to the net.

-enjoy
 
Old 09-13-2004, 07:39 PM   #3
Kaseyl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: ohio
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
thank you i will try it
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Mandrake 10.1 zathrus Mandriva 3 02-28-2005 08:29 PM
Installing Mandrake w/o CD agentscott00 Linux - Newbie 1 10-11-2004 02:48 AM
Installing Mandrake 9.2 Z3r01 Linux - Newbie 4 03-06-2004 07:06 PM
installing mandrake nathan15243 Linux - Newbie 13 11-23-2003 12:40 PM
qt-2.3.2 installing on mandrake 8.2 unknown_errors Linux - Software 0 06-19-2002 02:25 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:29 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration