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Old 12-09-2009, 06:51 AM   #1
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Failure to boot from Mandriva ISO


Downloaded Mandriva 2010 via bittorrent and burned image to cd using K3b. Rebooted with cd but no progress beyond introductory screen which hangs indefinitely.
Any pointers please?

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LQ,
My first suggestion would check the CD you burned for errors..
You can use MD5sum to do so..
You can google for it and search as "checking md5 sums"for example.
Goodluck
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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Hi,

Welcome back to LQ!

The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.

For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

If you downloaded the CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;

Code:
~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5 

~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the ISO md5 is OK then you should check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download ISO with the known md5sum that you also get with the ISO. You should do the check for any download that you might perform, even a LiveCD. Plus burn the image. Sometimes you may need to lower the burn rate to get a valid burn.


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 12-09-2009, 09:21 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help. Below is a message generated by attempts to progress in the process of installing.
K3b appears to perform an md5sum check before burning the image.
Before following the links suggested would you say that that process is valid and that the problem is elsewhere.
Burn speed was 4x (too fast?)

pearse



[/home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe or
/home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe.ZIP, period.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #5
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Are you getting any error messages?
When you are on the bootloader menu, remove the "splash quiet" and add "verbose" instead and see if you are getting any error messages.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 09:50 AM   #6
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Hi,
Is it europe-americas-KDE4 version of Mandriva One? I got exact error with the said version on my Dell Vostro laptop with Intel graphics card. I usually check md5sum (SHAsum if available) and burn at a lower speed.

I mentioned about the laptop because with the same CD I could install on my older desktop (with Via chipset)!

I was advised that it could be problem with my video card! Every distro on this earth works on my laptop(atleast I thought so I tried with 'vesa' option and struggled with text mode option. Then I left it at it thinking it would be better to download and install another copy of KDE (asia-india maybe) or to try the GNOME version. The gnome version worked fine for me on both desktop and laptop.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for the hints.

I don't get error messages. Other than the md5sum.exe referred to above. There is no option apparent for choosing 'splash' or 'verbose'.

Yes it is europe-americas version of Mandriva One - not sure about KDE4 though; I'd need to go back to the source site and try and find what I actually chose. Interesting that Gnome version works.

Incidentally I have similar problems in trying to install Mint 8 from a burnt ISO.

Flashback:A confession:I buckled at the knees and ordered Mandriva One 2010 from OSDisc.com on 25th November but the order has not been delivered. This was after similar failures in downloading/burning/attempting to install. So I got back onto the merry-go round last night and am back to square one again.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 11:32 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pearsemckenna View Post
I don't get error messages. Other than the md5sum.exe referred to above. There is no option apparent for choosing 'splash' or 'verbose'.
When your bootmenu appears, press "e" or see if there is any extra option for editing the kernel line.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 02:33 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestion. I am not really getting what could be described as a boot menu.

What comes up is something like: "boot from cd ; boot from hard disk". Choosing the cd produces the Mandriva Blue screen with floral decoration and lower centre is a revolving dotted ellipse which is as far as it goes - nothing beyond that.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 11:04 PM   #10
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by pearsemckenna View Post
Thanks for your help. Below is a message generated by attempts to progress in the process of installing.
K3b appears to perform an md5sum check before burning the image.
Before following the links suggested would you say that that process is valid and that the problem is elsewhere.
Burn speed was 4x (too fast?)

pearse



[/home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe or
/home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/pearse/Desktop/md5sum.exe.ZIP, period.
The 'md5sum.exe' is to be used on a M$ windows based computer not GNU/Linux.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 05:18 AM   #11
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Thanks Gary. I'll await delivery of disc by post.
 
  


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