LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
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 07-24-2001, 09:30 AM   #1
webslinger
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 8
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Mandrake 8 - I think I upset it




Oh man! I just got a free version of Mandrake 8 off PCFORMAT's monthly DVD, and I have to say, I am a little frustrated.

I installed the O/S, exactly as the magazine told me to (in the free space within the Windows partition), and the system told me that the install was successful.

When I reboot, and select to load Linux, it shows me the multi-lingual welcome graphic, and there is a message at the bottom of the screen, that goes something like this:

"INI: version 2.78 loading..."

and it just hangs there. I get this message, no matter what option I choose (unless I select windows). What is going on? Somebody. PLEASE HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 07-24-2001, 09:59 AM   #2
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 234Reputation: 234Reputation: 234
Oh man... another distro off a magazine which is never recommended. Only heard horror stories about these. You might want to get a real distro cd or download it.
 
Old 07-24-2001, 10:14 AM   #3
webslinger
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2001
Distribution: Mandrake 8
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Fine- can you tell me what distro, and where to get it? Remember, I am a complete newbie...
 
Old 07-24-2001, 01:21 PM   #4
php
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 825

Rep: Reputation: 30
go to walmart, pick up a copy of mandrake, or redhat
 
Old 07-24-2001, 01:52 PM   #5
trickykid
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 234Reputation: 234Reputation: 234
Quote:
Originally posted by webslinger
Fine- can you tell me what distro, and where to get it? Remember, I am a complete newbie...
You can keep using or try Mandrake, just don't use them out of magazines. For some reason they never work. If you have a fast connection and or burner, you can download for free any distro you want off the net.
 
Old 07-27-2001, 09:18 AM   #6
dilberim82
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: NY
Distribution: used to be Redhat, now Debian Sarge
Posts: 291

Rep: Reputation: 30
i dont think you are that newbie but

for mandrake go to www.mandrake.com
for redhat go to www.redhat.com
for suse go to www.suse.com

i'd recomend redhat 7.1 because it detects most of your hardware.. I had problems with mandrake... and i've never tried suse before.. go to redhat.com and read some howtos before you install it.
 
  


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
Mandrake 9.2b2: Unable to find / launch Mandrake Control Center blafield Mandriva 2 06-12-2009 04:38 AM
I must have upset the Gods. lrt2003 General 4 05-17-2004 01:26 AM
Upset.. Not sure what to get... GradyVogt Linux - Distributions 12 02-11-2004 09:24 PM
vmware tools upset NDIS jpbarto Linux - Software 0 06-11-2003 08:16 PM
File system upset by added IDE drive jerrymc Linux - Hardware 6 07-11-2002 01:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:02 PM.

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
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration