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Old 07-07-2004, 03:19 PM   #1
EJunkie
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Question Need help with installation


Hi all, i am new to linux and need some help.
I recently got a copy off mandrake linux 8.1 and just cant seem to install it.
The problem happens after i have booted of the cd-rom then press enter to install, after that all i get is a black screen and nothing else happens. So now i restart and press f1 for more options. I have tryed booting useing the following commands,

vgalow
expert
vgahi
and some others from the advance menu (f2)
But i still get the same problem, black screen.

I have also done what it has said in the manual and turn off PnP in the bios
and now i am confused and havent a clue what else i can try.

Btw i am also trying to install it on the same partition as windows so i can have dual os.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 07-07-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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check your md5sum on your disks, you may have burnt a coaster
 
Old 07-07-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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check your md5sum on your disks, you may have burnt a coaster
not sure what you mean there but sound like you are onabout copied discs. My discs are originals btw
 
Old 07-08-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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So you have an original relic. You may want to acquire Mandrake 10.0 instead, anyway. The only legal and practical difference between a burned Mandrake CD and an original Mandrake CD would be the label.
 
  


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