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Old 09-30-2003, 03:00 AM   #1
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really weird installing


cutting threw the garbage

i have xp and downloaded the 3 images of mandrake 9.1

i burn them

and with partion magic 8 made a new drive for linux and restart

parntion magic did its work......

it restarted and i put the 1st mandrake cd in

it came up blank as if to say there was no cd in the drive, so i was like ok hhmm maby i need a boot disc, i took the cd out put it in my laptop and made a boot disc, i restarted the pc with both in it and the boot disc worked, i pressed F1 to install mandrake, it loaded then came up which cd rom drive do you wise use. so i selected the dvd rom cos its a hole lot faster on normal cds..... and it came up the cd in this drive is not the mandrake 9.1 cd (or something similar) so i was like hmm thats weird, so i tried the 2nd cd of mandrake 9.1 because i know you can also install from that. but to my surprise i got the same error again. so i put the first one in my laptop just to double check that it works and woalla it does.

does anyone have any helpful hints? because i need them! thanks guys

 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:18 AM   #2
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Did you reset your boot sequence in your BIOS?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:18 AM   #3
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what do you mean?

like making so the pc checks the cdroms when its loading....?

oh and i changed the format to ext well the one that linux runs on....

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Old 09-30-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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In your Bios it sounds like the first device on your boot sequence is A: floppy. It should be your cdrom. Then Mandrake will boot correctly.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:23 AM   #5
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ill have a look in a minute....

its reformating in dos....
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:25 AM   #6
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How did you burn your iso's?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:27 AM   #7
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firstly they didnt work with neo, so i extracted the contense then burnt them

making sure that it had the same boot settings as the .iso
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:28 AM   #8
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ok the first boot device is floppy, so i should change it to cd rom?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:29 AM   #9
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ok still dont work.... hhmm
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:30 AM   #10
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Tep and you should get the Mandrake Install Screen.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:31 AM   #11
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tep?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:31 AM   #12
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How did you burn your iso's? Yep (It's late)
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:31 AM   #13
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iso...

firstly they didnt work with neo, so i extracted the contense then burnt them

making sure that it had the same boot settings as the .iso
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:33 AM   #14
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Neo doesn't have "disc image"
 
Old 09-30-2003, 03:34 AM   #15
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lol i realised that afterwards

so thats why i extracted the contense in the .iso and burnt it all that way
 
  


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