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Old 09-28-2002, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question Errors installing Mandrake 8.2

I am trying to install Mandrake 8.2, and get to the point where it starts installing my packages. It installs for maybe a minute or two, and then I get the message: Error installing "whatever file, it's always different each time I try it".

Any ideas? I have WinXP, if that matters. The partitions for Linux are separate from WinXP. I really want to get it installed, I tried Linux a year ago, and want to play with it again!
Old 09-28-2002, 09:33 PM   #2
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Have you checked if the disk is scratched, or maybe it corrupted while burning, is it a burnt copy ? Did you download the packages one by one, if so, they may have been corrupted, try re-burning the iso/packages/c.d again.
Old 09-29-2002, 09:37 AM   #3
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Thanks GT, but y'know what happened? I burned to a 650 cdrw. I read somewhere (maybe Mandrake?) that you need to burn to a 700 cd. That's what I did, and now it installed fine!

Thanks for the quick reply, though! That is what I like about this forum, really nice people and very helpful. I'll be a contributing member as soon as I know my Linux install works with my dsl provider...
Old 09-29-2002, 03:27 PM   #4
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While you're at it, Linda, here's how to let XP and Linux live in the same box.

# After you installed XP on /dev/hda1
# & Linux with lilo on /dev/hda2
# Replace /dev/hda2 if need be
Boot Linux & open terminal
mount /mnt/floppy
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/mnt/floppy/boot.lnx bs=512 count=1
cp boot.lnx /mnt/floppy
umount /mnt/floppy
Boot XP
copy boot.lnx c:\
edit boot.ini
After multi(0)..., add a new line


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