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Old 01-31-2002, 06:00 PM   #1
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Black Screen Of Death?


OK I downloaded Mandrake 8.1 from http://east.dl.sourceforge.net/ but I've been having some problems with my server/the CDs/and getting it to boot.

Ok So I downloaded the ISOs for 8.1 but when i went to burn them with FireBurner, I got an error saying the Sectors were wrong and weren't a multiple of some number, would you like to burn anywayz? So i did but when I insert the CD into the drive, I get no pop-up window at all.

So now, some of you may think thats where the problem is, but then I said let me use the cd of Linux 7.2 that I had burned a while back and see what Linux is all about with regards to being a server. I boot up and I get the Linux Screen, I press enter and then BOOM! Black Screen, the PC seems to be working at times but nothing on the monitor.

The same thing from above ^ is happening with RedHat 7.2. Any Suggestions?

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I'm using a P1 200, 96 megs RAM. This is merely a test server for me to try out Linux with by the way, my real server is a gift from a relative which I get in a month. heheh Its a 1 gHz badboy!! Can't wait till i get that!!!!
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Old 01-31-2002, 06:18 PM   #2
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some windows burners don't deal with .iso files properly. there's a howto around about it somewhere that goes over the various burners giving tips on how to get them going proper.
 
Old 01-31-2002, 06:38 PM   #3
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And check md5sums, they must match with the ones provided by Mandrake. Go googling to find md5sum utility for windows, I am sure there is one.
 
Old 01-31-2002, 09:58 PM   #4
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Already Tried that, and everytime the md5sum is wrong for some reason. And I think it is the server itself, because the mandrake 7.2 cd worked with my normal AMD 900 mHz PC but not with the server. Any ideas?

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Old 02-01-2002, 04:28 PM   #5
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Go buy the CDs for $20 - save yourself some hair.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 05:25 PM   #6
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I wish they are 80$ here

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