LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-28-2001, 03:34 PM   #1
Nascar#3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy


I downloaded and burned Linux Mandrake 7.2 Beta. I started an install on a P133 machine with a formatted hard drive(1.6 gig) Two steps from the finish and it says it cannot install the "boot loader". What do I do?




 
Old 01-28-2001, 08:20 PM   #2
trickykid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
Where are you telling it to install the boot loader during the install?
 
Old 01-28-2001, 09:36 PM   #3
Nascar#3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Angry

It gives me the option of the Master Boot Sector or the main hard drive. It gives the same error on either choice. After an hour on the install, I think I will stick with the easy install of Windows.
 
Old 01-29-2001, 02:54 AM   #4
ugge
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2000
Location: Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.3
Posts: 1,028

Rep: Reputation: 45
As for the master bott record it might be your BIOS that prevents you from writing to it. Check in your BIOS.
 
Old 02-02-2001, 09:35 PM   #5
Jasutinsama
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 46

Rep: Reputation: 15
Maybe Mandrake thinks your too fancy

I have always had problems with Mandrake thinking I have a nicer computer than I should. Mandrake is maybe one of the only distributions which should have minimum system requirements. You may want to try an older version like 7.0 as they havent changed much except for some weird Mandrake specific things(and the serious changes can always be updated ie kernel).

If it is not too much trouble try one of the older Mandrakes. I would hate to to see you give up because you had install trouble(lord knows I have had enough of that in windoze)

Anyways, give it a chanc eand you will be pleasantlty surprised
 
Old 02-03-2001, 12:29 AM   #6
Nascar#3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
It was a bad ISO that I burned. My son bought Mandarke 7.2 and it installed without a problem.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ubuntu won't boot after it tells me to remove install. disc to finish installation Baddox Ubuntu 2 07-16-2005 11:05 AM
Mandrake 10.0 Official will not finish the install WindozeFREE Mandriva 4 08-31-2004 11:57 AM
just finish installed "crossover office" want to install kazaa just for learn .. how? SlackwareMan Linux - Software 3 08-06-2004 06:48 AM
NVIDIA MCP network card installed but "not found" I can't finish DSL install SpiritAuthor Linux - Newbie 0 12-08-2003 01:45 PM
redhat v.7.3 re-install quit B4 finish- cannot get back in2 Windoz or Linux random Linux - Newbie 8 07-04-2002 09:06 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration