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Okay... I got iso's for Install discs 2 and 3 for Mandrake 10.1 Community Edition. However, though I burned disc 2 just the same way as I burned Disc 1, when I boot disc 2 in the computer it asks me to hit enter or F1, like normal, then a lot of text flies by, as per usual, and then I get a screen that says "This does not appear to be a mandrakelinux install CD. boot from another CD?"
WHAT. I can't imagine what could be wrong; I used DiscBlaze for OS X to burn the disc (the same thing I burned disc 1 with, which works fine) and I told it to "Burn disc image", being sure to not accidentally just make a CD-ROM. When I "get info" on the disc, it tells me it's an ISO 9660 File System (Rockridge) so I know it's not just a CD-ROM with an iso on it. (Otherwise it wouldn' even get as far as booting, right?)
Any possible remedy for this would be HUGELY appreciated... I just need to install the rest of the libraries and packages and such that are missing from my system...
Maybe I've misunderstood your post, but are you trying to boot from CD2 of a set of install discs? If you are, then don't be surprised that you have problems: to install Mandrake (or any other distro) from a set of CDs, you MUST boot from CD1 first, then insert CD2 when asked to.
If you have booted from CD1 and encounter this error when inserting CD2 as requested, then it sounds like your CD2 is faulty. There was probably an error during the burning of the CD, which happens quite often. Did you verify the CD after buring it, or have you used the media checker (disc verification) option during setup?
This is all kinds of weird. HOWEVER. I should point out the fact that I was never prompted on the first disc to insert either of the other 2 discs. Though, Mandrake is obviously working, GUI and all, though it would seem a massive amount of libraries and such are missing. (I STILL can't get .dmgs to work.) Is there another place to use them, like other than booting from 'em? Say, can I utilize them from the system configuration thing somehow?
THEORY: Do ya think it could have to do with the fact that my disc 1 ISO came from linuxiso.org, whereas by subsequent 2 ISOs came of the disc that came with "Linux for Dummies"? (My dad bought it for me out of the blue cause he knew of my ongoing struggle with this PC. Aw.) ANyhoo, both the ISO's from the book and the website were for Mandrake 10.1 Community Edition, so i can't imagine that they wouldn't work together...
Save yourself a whole heap of trouble; go to http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/en/downloads/mirrors/2006iso and download either the DVD or 3 CD set for Mandriva 2006.0 . Those are official Mandriva mirrors with working ISO's of the latest version of Mandriva. If you use the 3 CD install set, you should insert disc 1, and then the subsequent discs when prompted.
On my current PC (which is an old Intel Celeron II at 333mhz, not exactly a powerhouse) I'm mainly just trying to experiment with linux on an old machine I don't really mind if I screw up. (Also I desperately need experience messing with hardware if I'm to build a decent one later on.) I dun think 2006 would run terribly smoothly on this thing... with my 64MB of RAM, even 10.1 seems to chug along at times.
However, the CDs seem to be working after all, just not from boot. I used urpmi and when it called for the discs i needed to install the stuff I wanted, everything went smoothly. (Yay flash plugin!) Now I just need to configure my weird obscure sound card and everything'll be good. HUGE thanks to everyone on this forum for all the tips I've recieved.
The fact that cd2 is bootable is sometimes handy - occasionally cd1 doesn't boot so you use cd2 then switch to cd1 when it tells you. I have been really glad of it several times (lots of people had that problem - cd1 faulty - with Mandrake 9.1).
But you do need all the disks in the set.
By the way did you know you must defragment Windows before you start?