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Old 08-13-2002, 07:03 PM   #1
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hda error installing mandrake 8.1

Hello all,

During installation of mandrake
I get a I/O error msg

the log says end-request about partion check

My partions on hd (8gb);

loccated first : D:\Temp (fat32) as windows permant swap
then a part. for linux which is know (fat)
then E:\DATA (fat32),
C:\ (fat32) at the back set to active, the os win98 SE
All are primary partions inclussive the linux part.

I edited the autoexecute file from windows setting the D:\ as the temp dir by adding "SET TEMP=D:\Temp SET TMP=D:\Temp"
Don't know if it got anything to do with the problem I have.

I got a iomega Zip 100 drive NEC
and a Generic IDE disc type 46 (don't know branch)
write-behind caching of all discs are disabled, again don't know if it got to do with anything..

I hope that somebody can help me getting closer to succesfully
install mandrake.


Last edited by naspatan; 08-14-2002 at 10:26 AM.
Old 08-14-2002, 10:28 AM   #2
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someone, if you have a solution,
please reply.

could any jumper connection be a problem.
Don't have a clue

thanks in advance
Old 08-15-2002, 01:27 AM   #3
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Well might not be your problem, but from your post I don't see any native linux Filesystems. I would make one, probably ext3, if you are worried about space, give it only enought install the OS and then maybe a few extra hundred MB. Maybe 2.5GB for entire distro, then share a Fat32 drive.

Just an idea



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