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I have been trying to install Mandrake for the last month or so. I have tried 9.2 but then thought that version might be too powerfull for the machine I'm installing it to. So I downloaded 8.2. When I install it (all the tries) have multiple installation errors. What is causing that, is there any way to fix it?? Would the ISO from a different source cause no installation errors? Any ideas?
Check your installation media (should be an option in the install). If the media checks out, then it's a problem or conflict with the hardware.
Post the exact errors.
Also, if you have a spare CDrom drive kicking around, swap it with the one you're using. I coudln't for the life of me get any distro installed on a circa-1994 machine I had kicking around. turned out it was because its cdrom drive was too old to play well with CD-Rs.
I don't see why 9.2 would be too powerful for your system. As long as your system is i586 (at least a Pentium 200), you should have no problems installing. Mandrake 8.2 is compiled for i586 as well btw, so I don't see the advantage of going back to it. For a slower system you can always just install a more lightweight WM, or even install without X altogether. I don't see the sense in using older software, just because you have a slower machine. In some cases, newer software runs better on older hardware (i.e KDE 3.2 versus older 3.x branches).
i dont know all of the specs off the top of my head, but the machine is a micron trek2 laptop. 6 gig hd, im pretty sure its a i586 as well. but whenever i tried installing 9.2 it would freeze during the installation... so i dont know.
Originally posted by Rounan Check your installation media (should be an option in the install). If the media checks out, then it's a problem or conflict with the hardware.
Post the exact errors.
i couldnt find that option of how to check the installation media... or i dont know where to look.
i still cant get it to install, and i even tried 9.2 again. it just keeps freezing during the install, so i dont know why its doing that. i havent gotten 8.2 to install yet either, something keeps going wrong for one reason or another so i have to start over...
as XavierP suggested above, check the md5sums (see his post for a link if you don't know how to do it). Also, it often helps to burn the CDs at low speed (4x or less) to minimize the possibility of burn errors.
i didnt know what to do with it, and i clicked the wrong thing, it froze and i couldnt ctrl+alt+del it to close the program, and it wouldnt close. but i got my computer rebooted and its checking them now. its done 2 out of the 3 cd's and so far no errors....