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Old 08-07-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
neoanderson19
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Will not continue installation


I am new to Linux and I am wanting to install Mandrake 10. I have downloaded the images for the install and burnt them to CDs. The problem is when I boot from CD 1 it comes up to the screen for me to hit F1 or Enter to install or upgrade. Well I press enter and you can see it loading. Then it comes to a black screen that has a welcome message at the top and options at the bottom Example:<Alt-F1>. This is where it freezes and I cant get it do anything so I have to just power it off. I have burnt these CDs twice from seperate downloads. Also I have created a bootable floppy and it does the same thing. Could any of you help me out with this?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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hello,
first, did you check the md5 checksums of your downloaded iso ? if it doesn't match, you must download again.
to check the md5 sums,
if you have windows, have a look at this
if you have linux, see the "md5sum" program.

if your md5 are ok, try this :
did you try to boot with cd2 ? it a known bug for the cd1. if this way doesn't work, let's look :
copy the cd1 in a directory that would be not overwritten or formated. enter in the directory and go into Mandrake. you'll see RPMS, base, share...
eject the cd1 and put the cd2. go into Mandrake and you'll see RPMS2. copy RPMS2 in the same directory as RPMS (on the hard drive).
do the same thing with cd3.

now if you have a cd-rw, burn "boot.iso" which is in the "images" directory of the cd1 tree. i suggest you a cd-rw because the image is only 8mb ! it would be shame to burn a cdr for only 8mb

now reboot with this cd (contening boot.iso). select your installation mode (normal or expert), and let your computer... when linux asks you the installation method, specify him "Hard Disk", choose the partition where is the tree of the cd1. normally, it will load the graphical interface

Last edited by Le_coyote; 08-07-2004 at 09:48 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:22 AM   #3
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can I put in the command md5sum -c "filename".iso and it check... if so then it looked like it scanned all the files and they all said failed...if this is the case can you tell me a link that I can download a good ISO

Also i did try booting from CD2 and when it gets to the point that it ask for cd1 it does the same thing
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:45 AM   #4
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on the website where you downloaded the iso, it must be a file named md5sum or something like that. download it and run
Code:
md5sum namefile.iso
it will output a md5 key. compare it with the original (in the downloaded file). if it matches, your iso is correct. if it doesn't, your iso is corrupt and you must download the corrupt iso again. try to download from here (the md5 keys are given).
 
  


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