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Old 09-23-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
Twiggz
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Problem Installing


I have a PII computer with 128mb of ram and a 13 gig hd. When I boot up the computer and try to install Mandrake or any other distro it gives me a ramdisk error whike trying to install. How do I fix this and what is a ramdisk? I am new to linux and it would be cool if one of you guys could help a newb out.

Thanx
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:40 PM   #2
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At what point do you get this error?
What other distro did you try to install?

A ramdisk is a part of memory that is used as a storage place ie.. ramdisk.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 08:41 PM   #3
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start with this and see if you get anywheres

and with other things i have read, it seems to come down to that your cds maybe a bad copy?
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:11 PM   #4
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I am installing the newest Mandrake and I get it when it reads "Putting into memory" or something like that. And it is not the HD or the CD because I installed it using another computer and it worked.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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so i take it you checked the md5 of the iso images AND the cds themselves after you burned them, right?

http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/coasterless.htm

if so, try booting from the second mandrake cd.. it should have an alternative kernel for cases like this when cd1 acts-up...
 
Old 09-23-2003, 09:51 PM   #6
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Maybe youve got some bad ram, when the bios boots check the memory test and see if there are any errors.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 10:01 PM   #7
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I will check that but I dont think that is the problem but it wont be that hard to check
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:31 PM   #8
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No it still gives me the same error it might be the ram but I cant check that for a while.
 
  


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