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Old 06-05-2001, 05:09 PM   #1
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Hi! and HELP! I have linux-mandrake 7.2(or rather it has me!). I have so many errors like dcopserver couldn't be reached and kmserver crashed; can not log in on anything but the user; and constant freeze-ups. I am totally unable to use this because of this. So, I decided to go download the Linux-Mandrake 8.0. Duh! WEll could someone please explain this download to me? I kept clicking and kept reaching higher directories. I feel totally lost. Ok, so this apparently goes into a folder I create. How and how then what? Help if this keeps up I'm going to have to give up as I have never been able to use this. Have had it for a month now. Please , please help me!
 
Old 06-05-2001, 05:37 PM   #2
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Liz,

Do you have a CD burner? Do you have a fast internet connection (cable or DSL)? If yes to both, the easiest way to download and use a new version of Linux is to download an ISO image. A good site for that is http://www.linuxiso.org From there you can download an ISO image (one BIG file) and burn it to cd-r.

Then if your computer supports booting from the CD drive, you can just pop in the ISO disc, reboot, and off you go. Machines built in the last 2-3 years usually allow booting from the CD rom via settings in the BIOS.

Post again and let us know whether this route is an option for you. If so I'll give more detail. If not, I'll suggest a different path.
 
Old 06-05-2001, 05:42 PM   #3
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Hi and Yes I have both a cd-burner and fast connection--cable. I just don't know what to do besides download to a folder. Am I suppose to extract this folder then burn it? I wish I knew what I am doing. Does this ever make sense? Thanks
 
Old 06-05-2001, 08:01 PM   #4
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OK, good. All you need to do is save the ISO image to your hard drive (any folder will do). At that point, use your cd-r software to simply burn that one ISO file to a cd. One word of caution - some cd burning software makes you specify that what you're burning is an ISO image. Look around for that option.

Then go into your BIOS and see if it allows booting from the cd drive. It will be an option called something like "boot order" or "boot sequence." Change that to something like "CDROM, C, A". Insert the cd with the ISO image into the cd drive and reboot the machine.

The good news is that the cd created from the ISO image is bootable, and it will then just start the install.

If your BIOS doesn't support booting from the CD drive, you'll have to use something called "rawrite" to make a bootable floppy disc. Instructions for that should be found at Mandrake's web site. Good luck.

[Edited by abyss on 06-06-2001 at 10:18 PM]
 
Old 06-06-2001, 01:39 AM   #5
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Thank-you! I'm off to try this. I also attempted to contact Linux-Mandrake as the first one I talked with said it sounded like I may have gotten a bad disc??? As if I would possible know this! Thanks again bye bye.
 
  


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