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Old 06-21-2001, 12:19 AM   #1
namelkcip
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Question Mandrake 8.0 installation problem


I am trying to install Mandrake 8.0 on a second hard drive. The drive is the primary slave (4.3 GIG Western Digital 5400 rpm IDE) to the primary master (20 GIG Maxtor ATA 33). Windows ME is on a small partition on the first hard drive. The second drive is where I want to put Linux, and I erased it. I have not run FDISK on it b/c I did not need any patitions. I boot from the CD and Mandrake GUI install runs fine, but hangs after picking mouse under recommended setting. I then ran the text version and found that it hangs at "partition check." Does anyone know why it would do this? I did not run FDISK on the second drive b/c I was going to use DrakeDisk anyway. I don't know if this has anything to do w/ my problem b/c the installation hangs at the partition check of my first drive, which is already formatted and has Windows ME. My system has an AMD K-6 300 which I know is supported. The setup correctly identifies both hard disks too. Any help?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-21-2001, 09:53 AM   #2
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i found that diskdrake usually works really well for resizing partitions. Can you not just use dos fdisk to make a 100% fat32 partition so it works and then just destroy it again using diskdrake...?

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Old 06-21-2001, 01:26 PM   #3
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I made a 100% FAT32 partition on that drive...no difference. In the text install, it freezes at "partition check" and the graphical install freezes at the beginning of copying system files. This is bugging the hell out of me because it is a non-specific error, and it happens EVERY TIME without fail!
 
Old 06-23-2001, 01:56 PM   #4
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Got it to install, but...

I have no idea what difference it makes, but I made my second hard drive the only drive, and of course then it worked. So I am not sure why the presence of Win ME on my primary disk mattered. Now I am so new to Linux that I don't know what to do at the login screen. I wish I could figure all of this stuff out myself (I did w/ Windows) but the unix/linux code is so much different and "not user friendly" that I am having a hard time. I created a usr and I have a name and password. When I enter the user and password at login, I get something like this:

localhost@localhost.namelkcip]$

and I can't do anything else (I don't know what to do). I have road runner and I didn't know my IP address at installation or the daemon address, so I think that is why it comes up "localhost@localhost." I logged in as the root user and entered rochester.rr.com as the deamon, but I still have problems. Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance.

Namelkcip (Pickle Man)
 
Old 06-24-2001, 10:51 AM   #5
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Well, it would seem that your problem, i.e. what you're doing wrong, is that you don't know how to use linux. So... go learn.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...362047-8856164

Or if you're really stuborn, just sit there using 'man -k' and 'ls'

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