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Old 06-16-2001, 05:04 AM   #1
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I did a partition for linux and a swap by partition magic 6.
When i install linux mandrake 8.0 i choose " use correct partiton" and then it is written "looking for available packages".the computer thinks for 10 minutes and then the next error pops " an error occured missing basesystem package" and i can only click " OK" .
Than it goes back to choose partition, but whatever i choose this error pops.
Help ! ! !
 
Old 06-16-2001, 06:09 AM   #2
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Have you still got Windows?

If so I would suggest deleting the partitions you made for linux using PM keeping the Windows partition. All Mandrake needs to install is some spare HDD space.

As for the linux partitions, let Mandrake create them for you, it knows what it's doing and does a pretty good job.
 
Old 06-16-2001, 06:45 AM   #3
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Red face i have done that,still it wont install

i downloaded pm6 especially for creating linux partition, and i have tried it all.
 
Old 06-16-2001, 09:50 AM   #4
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Ok first things first. Do you still have a Windows partition? If so do you want to keep it?

Mandrake will create the partitions it needs during the install process. Just clear some space and crank it up.

The only reason that you would need or want PM6 is if you already have Windows and wanted to keep it as it is without re-installing everything. Even then there is already a freeware program 'fips' that comes on the Mandrake CD that can do that job.

The main point, you don't need PM to create the linux partitons, just some free HDD space.
 
Old 06-16-2001, 10:00 AM   #5
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did it but it didnt work.

maybe the problem isnt in the partitions ?
 
Old 09-14-2001, 02:53 AM   #6
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same error ...

I got the same error : "an error occured missing basesystem package" when I was trying to install that mandrake 8.0.
I'm using win'98 se on the other partitions and of course I used that PM for repartition the space on my hdd.

Any idea from where tht problem appare ?

I tried if (I'm not wrrong) to create on the other hdd with mandrake a partition but the same problem appare.

Something new who can help me ...

Thanks.
Best regards.
 
  


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