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Old 10-02-2002, 07:25 AM   #1
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Angry Trouble installing to hard disc


Please help.

After running the mandrake installer using cdrom.img, the installer runs through checks until examining the partitions on the two hard disks. The first seems to be fine, then it just hangs at the hard disk b (which is a Seagate barracuda 80GB).

What can I do to work around the problem and progress installing.

Thanks for your help
 
Old 10-02-2002, 07:35 AM   #2
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Do you have another linux partition on your second hard drive ?
 
Old 10-02-2002, 07:41 AM   #3
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Trouble installing to hard disc

No.
There are only windows (FAT32) partitions on the second drive (as well as a little unallocated space. The first HD which seemed Ok had two FAT32 partitions, one Linux Ext2 and one Linux swap.
 
Old 10-02-2002, 07:56 AM   #4
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sorry not quite sure yet, what version of Mandrake are you trying to install ?
 
Old 10-02-2002, 09:58 AM   #5
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Try to re-install and then this time select the "Expert" mode instaed of the "Recommended" mode. That should allow you to manually select installation partitions.
 
Old 10-02-2002, 09:05 PM   #6
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Attempting to install Mandrake 9.
I've already tried expert setup and various other options.

Thankyou for trying.
Regards
Martin

 
  


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