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Old 01-15-2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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what are the exact concise steps of a Mandrake install,


Athlon 2500
SATA raid 80 gig
512 mb pc 3200
MSI motherboard Delta 6
Windows XP

Now that I've burned Mandrake 9.2 on a CD

from this download

i586 Release: 2003-11-07
Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 1 Install 652MB MD5SUM

on this site http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29

Now that I have my Windows XP pro machine installed on 45 gig, I'd like to put the other 30 gig or more to good use w / Linux.


I thought by going into BIOS & making it so that the CD would be the boot source, it would let me install it.

Instead it says:

"Boot failure
select proper boot device"


Could someone please explain to me how to properly load Lilo or Grub. Or rather how do I adjust BIOS?

What do I do next to install Mandrake Linux on that other partition?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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looks like you downloaded and burned the wrong thing. you need to download and burn the install cd's iso's ...i.e.
edit:

Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 1 Install.iso
Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 2 Install.iso
Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 3 Install.iso

/edit

the md5sum file is to check the downloaded file for authenticity. hope that helps.
good luck.

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Old 01-15-2004, 07:09 PM   #3
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also, make sure to download the "ISO" (example filename mandrake92i386.iso) version of the OS, not the source files... most sites that offer linux download have the ISO versions in a separate folder on the FTP server. That way you will be sure that you are creating a BOOTABLE disk 1, not just a disk 1 with all the install files. previous poster is correct too, you really do need all three of the disks if you want to install anything beyond the core (command line) operating system, such as the GUI, apache, applications, etc.

good luck
 
Old 01-15-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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also, make sure to download the "ISO"
nice catch, i''l edit my original post. thx.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 08:54 PM   #5
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Pardon me but what exactly are you talking about?

Pardon me but what exactly are you talking about?

The links says http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29

" i586 Release: 2003-11-07
Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 1 Install 652MB MD5SUM "

Is it just me, or is obvious common sense deceptive?


I had thought "CD 1 Install" means "CD 1 Install"




OKAY, so where in God's creation do I fond the the "ISO" download?

Am I missing something deceptively obvious?




"looks like you downloaded and burned the wrong thing. you need to download and burn the install cd's iso's ...i.e.
edit:

Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 1 Install.iso
Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 2 Install.iso
Mandrake - Mandrake 9.2 CD 3 Install.iso

/edit

the md5sum file is to check the downloaded file for authenticity. hope that helps.
good luck.


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Old 01-15-2004, 09:06 PM   #6
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" previous poster is correct too, you really do need all three of the disks if you want to install anything beyond the core (command line) operating system, such as the GUI, apache, applications, etc."


being disk 1, one--- the primary number,

that it is, you still aren't explaining where I find what I need to get the initial "start-up" Please understand, I tweaked BIOS so that it the CD reader would be the 1st and only BOOT device, and NOTHING HAPPENED --- except that error message UNDERSTAND?

Here are the exact properties of that file that I downloaded,

size 667,620 MB

Mandrake 92-cd1-inst.i586.iso

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:10 PM   #7
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stud... that link helped... yes, it does look like you got the right files...

to double check, make sure they are :

mandrake92-cd1-inst.i586.iso
mandrake92-cd2-inst.i586.iso
mandrake92-cd3-inst.i586.iso

Im not sure, but I think ISO is a proprietary format used by Roxio/Adaptec EZ CD Creator. Best way to solve your problem would be to get a copy of that (not to hard to find on the net).

When buring iso files in windows, you should only have to double click on the file in windows explorer or my computer (do NOT open ezcdcreator or nero first). The ISO format is a snapshot of the entire burn, including settings, meaning when you double click, it will already have decided that it is a data cd, bootable, etc etc.... you should not have to select any of these options.... it is all encoded in the iso format.

good luck

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:14 PM   #8
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"md5sum file"

The link to "md5sum file link" just gives a page that says:

"40c8812dce7b9f8fb0a3b364af62b974 Mandrake92-cd1-inst.i586.iso"

Which is probably the full mumbo jumbo long name for the file I downloaded

So I downloaded the wrong file, all 650 Mb, so now where is the right file?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:16 PM   #9
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listen homie... im sincerly trying to help! no offense intended whatsoever...

try what I suggested regarding doubleclicking on the iso file in windows explorer.

if that doesnt work, circumvent the problem. take the disk that you already burned and look at its contents on a windows box. do a search for "rawwrite" or download it here

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite.htm

this is an msdos based utility for creating a linux boot floppy. its really easy to use.... basically you launch the app, tell it your floppy is drive a: (make sure to use a new or formated floppy disk), and point the app to a file on the linux cd called "boot.img" located in a folder called images off the root of the disk.

Once you create the boot floppy, reboot with the floppy in the drive (make sure to go back into the bios and reacitve boot to floppy) and make sure the linux disk is in the cdrom drive. should be pretty painless.

good luck coolio.

Tom

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:19 PM   #10
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I tried downloading from that link and it is bad...

try downloading from one of the mirrors listed on the linux mandrake site

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3#iso
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:22 PM   #11
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So you are saying that Roxio Easy CD creator 5.0 is a piece of crap?

I didn't double click. I just right clicked & hit the "add to CD project" as usual, and it burnt on to CD as usual as far as I can tell.

Although now that I examine the properties of the CD copy, it says "opens with Roxio CD creator" clearly Roxio CD creator is not something that runs when I'm trying to boot off it.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:25 PM   #12
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dont do what you normally do (its clearly not working), follow my instructions. do NOT open the cdburning software before double clicking on the iso file! Double click on the iso file from windows explorer, not from withing the cdburing program. it sounds like you are doing this from whithin the cd creator software (windows explorer does not have a right mouse click option add to cdproject).

why are you being so beligerant? im staying late at work here to help you out?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:30 PM   #13
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well, good luck to you sir.

your are very close... you just need to figure out how to properly burn a cd from an iso file... should be plenty of tutorials out on the net on that subject. if you cant get your pc to boot to it, but all the files (should be several directories and numerous files in the root of the first disk) are there, do what I suggested to create a boot floppy.

best of luck - tom
 
Old 01-15-2004, 09:38 PM   #14
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it seems like you could spend your entire finding all the pieces to "open source" software before you actually get it to run, not to say that "closed pay sources" was ever any better.


Thanks for your support anyways.

I got other things to do right now.

I'll get back to you soon enough though.

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Old 01-15-2004, 09:40 PM   #15
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Thanks for your support anyways.

I got other things to do right now.

I'll get back to you soon enough though.
 
  


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