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Old 02-24-2004, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question Dual boot in Dell laptop Inspirion 8200

I'm running Windows XP on a Laptop, Dell Inspirion 8200, P4 1.8GHz, CD-RW/DVD combo drive Toshiba SDR2102 8x, 384 Mb RAM.

I'm trying to install Mandrake Linux 9.2 which is available on 1 DVD disk. The disk turns and make some noise for couple of times and then stops ending with no files displayed on the cd-rom. My cd-rom drive is working fine with other CDs and DVDs, the company I purchased the Linus disk from sent me another DVD disk and still the same proble.

I tried the DVD disk on a disktop and it's working fine but it's not working either on Compaq Laptop.

I tried to install firmware and update the BIOS from Dell web site. All this didn't solve the problem.

Any suggestion please.

Last edited by FastSwimmer; 02-24-2004 at 04:31 PM.
Old 02-25-2004, 05:45 PM   #2
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I've heard of people having problems getting the DVD's to work on the laptops. My understanding was the package that came with the DVD also comes with 4 or 5 CD's. In case this problem comes up you just use the CD's and forget about the DVD.

Personally I would try to get ahold of the CD's because you could put a lot of time in trying to figure this out and still end up with the same result.


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