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Old 01-17-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
Deryk
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Problems with installation


Hi all!

I'm new to Linux, and I decided to install Madrake 9.2, but I am having serious problems with the installation program. I checked my isos and they seem fine, so I'm not sure what to do. The error message i get everytime is cannot load "program into ramdisk", then it crashes. Any idea what causes it? Or how to fix it? Thanks for your help in advance.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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did you burn the iso's to the cd the right way? You have to make a cd from drive image. You can't just burn the iso to the cd.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:28 PM   #3
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Yes, the image was burned correctly. I booted up with the CD. I think it may be my RAM, now that I read some of the other posts on this forum. Correct me if i'm wrong people.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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welcome to lq.

post your sys specs...i.e. mobo, processor,...etc. yes the memory could be causing this error, but, there are other things to check like bios settings. if ram is suspect take a look here.

http://www.memtest86.com/

also, are you dual booting, have you had any os operating on this hardware? a little more info, and, we may get you up and running.
good luck.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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Ok, here's what I have

OS: Running Windoze XP
MB: ECS L7S7A
CPU: AMD XP 1900+
HD: WD 80GB
RAM: 512MB DDR 3300

Hope this helps
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:43 PM   #6
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are you trying to dual boot this, or just a clean install. also did you run memtest, if xp is running on the box i'd suspect it's not a memory problem. is the harddrive scsi or ide, or possibly sata? i suspect that pnp os is not set to no since you're running xp. just throwing out some ideas. i'm going to look up your mobo for chipsets, etc.
 
  


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