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Old 06-25-2002, 08:17 PM   #1
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Angry canīt install mandrake 8.0 and win xp


Please, i need info on how to install the mandrake 8.0 on a machine with a win xp. The HD is FAT32
the boot from the cd-rom drive doesnīt work (its skipped) and when i try to boot from a floopy i get an error message
Thx in advance
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Old 06-25-2002, 10:18 PM   #2
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what's the message?

also there are other boot images, did you try all of them?
 
Old 06-25-2002, 10:46 PM   #3
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Do you have boot from cd-rom enabled in your bios?
 
Old 06-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #4
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what's the message?

also there are other boot images, did you try all of them?


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It says syslinux 1.48 linux-mandrake boot failed
 
Old 06-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #5
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Do you have boot from cd-rom enabled in your bios?


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Old 06-26-2002, 10:56 AM   #6
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Ok, then you need to post any boot error messages your getting.
 
Old 06-26-2002, 10:57 AM   #7
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If the CDs that you have were downloaded or obtained from a re-seller, then they may be bad. Can you obtain a fresh set of CDs?
 
Old 06-26-2002, 07:42 PM   #8
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If the CDs that you have were downloaded or obtained from a re-seller, then they may be bad. Can you obtain a fresh set of CDs?


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The CDs are ok because a friend of mine gave me them a week ago and he has been able to install them without a problem. (in a fresh, formated machine)
 
Old 06-26-2002, 07:44 PM   #9
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the error i get is "syslinux 1.48 linux-mandrake boot failed" (when i use the floopy, when i try to make use the cd it just says "boot from cd: Failure" and starts to load windows xp)
 
Old 06-27-2002, 07:34 PM   #10
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the floppy might be bad, or you need to try a different image

make the image disk again with a new floppy
 
Old 07-03-2002, 07:13 PM   #11
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Here's another idea, get a win98 boot disk if you can, if it works, boot with cd support, most distros I've tried have a boot to install from dos thingy like linload or somethin on the cd. often they have some sort of autoboot.bat in a utils folder on the first cd
 
  


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