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Old 09-20-2003, 03:26 AM   #1
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Installation Problems

Hi, I am very new to linux, and would like to learn it.
i have mandrake 9 CD's and have installed it succesfully in the past. (so its not my CD's)

I took it out, and installed windows since, now that I want to get back to linux again.
I have deleted the partition.

First: It did the normal installtion process from asking languages and mouse etc, then it locked up (for like half an hour)

So i restarted, and now I cannot do anything, i get errors such as

"install exited abnormally :-( -- recived signal 11 sending termination signals, blah blah
unmounting filesystems... /proc, /tmp/image you may safely reboot your system

and someothers, which now I dont get, the errors come up randomly

I cannot install windows..

I have asked around, and they say its about linux mounting a system image or something, and was told to unmount them.

but then, i dont know how to, and i cant even find a way to get to terminal or console or wat ever its called.

I tried the rescue thing, and could use the command prompts and stuff, but then i restarted, and wanted to get back to it, and the errors come up

I am stuck, and if any advice, it'll be greatly appreciated
Old 09-20-2003, 04:35 AM   #2
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Have you tried loading the windows flopy boot-disk? If you can run fdisk you will be able to format the hard-disk (assuming you don't have information on there you need) and set up a partition for installing windows. Once you have done this, you can use partition magic (or whatever) to split your harddrive again and re-install linux.

I don't know if you want to erase all your harddisk data though - perhaps use this as a last resort


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