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Old 04-29-2003, 06:47 PM   #1
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I need help installing Mandrake 9.1


I downloaded both CD's last night and I would like to install everything now. I've been told that it already has a dual booter in it but I haven't partitioned my drives yet. I know that Mandrake 9.1 comes with partition software but I dunno where it is and when to do it. And I also have no idea on how to install it. Somebody please help out a little newb?
 
Old 04-29-2003, 07:00 PM   #2
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it's all part of the installation program, you'll be asked to divide the drive as and when it needs to
 
Old 04-29-2003, 07:02 PM   #3
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Re: I need help installing Mandrake 9.1

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Originally posted by Ekim Gram
I downloaded both CD's last night and I would like to install everything now. I've been told that it already has a dual booter in it but I haven't partitioned my drives yet. I know that Mandrake 9.1 comes with partition software but I dunno where it is and when to do it. And I also have no idea on how to install it. Somebody please help out a little newb?
Whatever you do, don't use a 3rd party partitioning program. make sure to back up *everything* on your other partitions, and let Mandrake do the rest.

Good luck!
 
Old 04-29-2003, 08:03 PM   #4
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I have a similar question to this one. I downloaded the .iso files from linuxiso.org and burned them to CD-Rs, but when I put them in the system I want to install Mandrake on, I can't get the installer to run. The computer I'm installing it on does support booting from the CD drive, as I previously installed Red Hat 8.0 using the disks that came with the Linux for Dummies book. Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-29-2003, 10:09 PM   #5
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Wait wait wait, your supposed to burn the iso files to cd-rw's??
 
Old 04-30-2003, 05:12 AM   #6
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akim> How were you expecting to install it then ?
Saxophobe > on CD1 is a boot.img put that onto a floppy with rawrite in windows or if you still have RH on your box do
dd if=/mnt/cdrom/boot.img of=/dev/fd0
Or similar
 
Old 04-30-2003, 02:02 PM   #7
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I appreciate the info regore! At this time, I don't currently have RedHat installed on this system, just Win Me that I need for other purposes. Is there any way to install Mandrake on this system as a dual boot? Again, I appreciate the info, and thank you in advance!
 
Old 04-30-2003, 02:23 PM   #8
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In win ME you can use rawrite to put the image on a floppy. Mandrake will be fine resizing your FAT partition and setting up the bootloader for you. This will all be done in the installer.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 09:18 PM   #9
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The ISO's that I downloaded were about 600Mb for the first and the other two were about 300Mb each. I rewrote them onto blank cd's. Do I just restart my computer with CD 1 in to install Mandrake?
 
Old 05-01-2003, 03:50 AM   #10
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You have bad iso's i think. they are 700 meg iso's check the MD5sums before burning to CD. if they match with the ones on mandrake's official site go ahead burn them onto CD and boot to CD1
 
Old 05-01-2003, 02:52 PM   #11
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I got them from http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ I'm guessing that's Mandrake's homepage?
 
Old 05-01-2003, 03:16 PM   #12
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I got mine from Mandrakesoft, not sure what the website address is.. I *think* it's www.mandrakesoft.com. Still, that doesn't mean that you have bad isos if you got them somewhere else. There are lots of mirror sites, I bet.

redgore suggested you check the md5sums, and that's a good thought. Go to www.etree.org and download their md5sum.exe. Also, there's directions on the site for how to use the program to check the .md5 files to be sure they aren't corrupted.

You use something like md5sum -c <filename.md5> and it checks the .md5 you have against the one on the server to be sure it wasn't corrupted during download.

I have heard that there's a problem with downloading via http instead of ftp. I'm not sure how true that is, but I believe it was mentioned in the Mandrake 9.1 read me file, available on the download page.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 05-01-2003, 03:18 PM   #13
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Oh - P.S. please follow the directions on the site, since I may be misremembering how to use the program!
 
Old 05-01-2003, 03:18 PM   #14
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Oops, I mean I got it from http://www.linuxiso.org/ I got recommended from alot of people to get it there so I did.
 
Old 05-01-2003, 03:42 PM   #15
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When downloading ISO's it is best to get them from an official mirror. Mandrake's site has a list of these. either of those URLs you posted points to the same site. you DO NOT need to be a member of the mandrake club to download from the mirrors. when on the download page just choose the option of "I am already a member or will subscribe later" this will bring you to the mirror list.
 
  


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