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If I make my entire 4G HD available to Mandrake and try to install KDE, Other Desktop Environments(like ICEWM etc.,) and everytime the installation stalls and freezes towards the end (at different points), what does this indicate ?
switch to the console with messages on it after it freezes, i think its VT3 in mandrake but i could be wrong, just try all of them and tell us what the error messages are. if you see anything like DriveSeekError then its a buggered cd.
I am already installing in text mode. How can I go to the console ?
Here is a summary of the issues so far:
1) Programs don't install well
2) KDE when it installs, will not load and freezes (poor video and monitor)
3) I tried XFDrake, set all parameters close to my PC, still will not work
4) Install of other desktop environments fails
Do you feel that there is still hope for getting it to work ?