LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-28-2002, 07:56 PM   #1
linda
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 222

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
GT I.N.C
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Australia, Sydney, St.Clair
Distribution: Rh 7.3
Posts: 836

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
linda
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 222

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
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
jetblackz
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Debian Galaxy
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 711

Rep: Reputation: 30
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
su
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
C:\boot.lnx="linux"
Reboot
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Errors installing Mandrake 10.0 linuxpista Mandriva 1 02-17-2005 08:22 PM
Getting errors when installing Mandrake 10.0 exaudiomag Linux - Newbie 5 01-08-2005 03:50 AM
Errors when installing Mandrake 10 GFBorton Mandriva 1 10-09-2004 12:15 AM
Errors when installing mandrake 9.2 snoopyswiss Mandriva 6 09-01-2004 09:14 AM
any Errors while installing Mandrake JDeer0618 Linux - Software 3 10-29-2003 07:04 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration