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Old 11-24-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem installing Mandrake 9.2 A.S.A.P.


I was trying to install Mandrake 9.2 on a windows 98 and during the install i told it to wipe out windows and all of the stuff on the hard drive, now i dont know if it completly did that or not but right after that it said a problme occerd i forgot to right the thing it said but anyways i tried it a few more times and it was working so i had to restart my comp only i didnt know how to so I hard booted the system. Now thats never a good thing but anyways it was starting to start up like it always did but then nothing happend then it went to a black screen and told me to type in the command. Also the cd drive now wont open and I cant get my cd out to put it back in to try to get the comp to read the cd again. Does anyone know what command I should put in to get it to start installation again? If so it would be a big help. If not is there any other way to fix the problem. Thanks!
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Was the cd still in when you rebooted? If you, you booted from the cd. When you get to the command line, to eject a cd, run 'eject'. The cd will be also unlocked during reboot (you can remove it for example when you enter BIOS).
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:11 PM   #3
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There is a small hole somewhere in the front of a CD drive where you can poke in a paper clip. This works (I think) even when the machine is turned off.

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Old 11-24-2003, 05:14 PM   #4
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Yes, but it's not safe for all drives. But if other methods fail...
 
Old 11-24-2003, 05:59 PM   #5
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Maybe you're encountering this problem?
http://www.linux.org/news/2003/10/27/0001.html


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Old 11-24-2003, 11:23 PM   #6
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Smile

Thanks for the help i'll let you guys know if it worked or not. Thanks again if it didnt i'll rember to write down the error message.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 04:46 PM   #7
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Ok i had to take the cd out by means of the little whole. I think for some reason the cd drive is dead thats why it wouldnt open. I'm not sure what brand it is. Do u guys know how I can get windows back up untill i can get the cd rom drive working again so i can put linux on? Thanks
 
Old 11-28-2003, 05:30 PM   #8
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Is your cdrom LG? If so, read this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=108472 and download firmwire update...

To make a backup you'll need to move your disk to another machine...it looks like fastest method.
 
  


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