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Old 04-14-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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Question problem booting into Mandrake 10 install disk


Hi a newbie here needs help from linux gurus.

I currently have Fedora/WinXP dual boot set up on my Compaq S6000Z w/ AMD 3000+. I tried Mandrake 10 on another machine a couple weeks ago and really liked it, so now I have decided to ditch FC1 and install Mandrake on my main machine.

The problem is, my PC doesn't boot to the same Mandrake CD that I used to install on the old computer. I tried the WinXP and FC1 install disk and both worked fine. But when I insert the Mandrake install disk, it just skips the CD and goes to the normal GRUB screen. I tried disabling my hard drive in the boot option, then when booting I saw the familiar error "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter".

What's causing my PC not to read a perfectly working boot disk? Well actually it reads the CD, but just doesn't recognize it as a boot disk.

Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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a known bug with the mandrake cd sometimes it boots and others it doesn't, you can create a floppy boot image with cd1 or boot with the second cd i think, if you can hold off for a bit mandrake 10 standard (not comunity) is about to be released so it might be wise to wait.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 10:40 PM   #3
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That saves me hours on trouble shooting. Thanks a lot!
 
Old 04-14-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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accually, insert disc 2, let it load, when prompted insert disk 1. install! i suggest getting the new isos off bittorrent when they come
 
Old 04-14-2004, 10:48 PM   #5
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yeah mandrake 10 official has arrived its available to clubmembers and public ISO images will be released later
 
Old 04-15-2004, 09:08 AM   #6
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I guess I can hold off a week and get the final release. Thanks a bunch guys.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:55 PM   #7
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getting bittorrent sucks for me because i have uploads capped at 16k/s so i just download them from my isp at a nice 600k a second =D
 
  


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