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Old 12-07-2002, 07:07 AM   #1
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Question installing mandrake 9.0


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Greetings I am a newbees Newbee to the wonderful world of Linux.

I am having some problems trying to install Linux I bought mandrake 8.1. And installed it in my computer with no problems. Although when I set the graphics to 1024 by 768 it gives a TV static like where there are small lines not to bad I can do work on it but it some what annoying after a while. Any way I thought an upgrade would do good so I downloaded mandrake 9.0 iso. And burnt in on CD this is on another computer, which had windows 2000. I used Nero to burn the CD. Well all went well the CD burn was a success but after trying to install linux 9 on my computer I tried it both ways to upgrade and full installation but in gave some errors of which I forgot. Sorry! But at the last when it was going to install the boot portion it stopped and asked me where I wanted it no matter what I did it still gave an error.
I tried the CD on another computer and it installed it did give a couple of the same errors but it went ahead and installed the boot itself without asking me anything. I would think automatically that it was my computer but 8.1 installed fine and my computer, also my computer is more up to date then the other.


Here is my computer spec:
: 700 MHZ Pentium
: 256 of ram
: Graphics card is VIA Tech VT8601 Graphics Controller that is what Microsoft has on device manager
: 10 GB hardrive
: Samtron 55E 1024 by 768 80 Hz
 
Old 12-07-2002, 07:20 AM   #2
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Is It Possible to burn CD From Mandrake 8.1 .
I Don't Trust Any Linux Copy from windows.

Keep me Informed
 
Old 12-07-2002, 03:34 PM   #3
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do an MD5sum check on the files you downloaded to see if they were corrupted. Instructions will be at mandrake website for how to do this. It will at least eliminate or
prove that the discs are at fault.

bhefny: of course you can. Try x-cd-roast or gtoaster or koncd
 
Old 12-07-2002, 05:02 PM   #4
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I went and did what you said to do but it says they are fine the string is the same. Any other Ideas? Thank you

Ps: I would personally think it was hardware but 8.1 works fine accept for the static and some of the games lock the computer up. If any needs moor info plez ask. Thanks again
 
Old 12-07-2002, 05:27 PM   #5
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Ok, so it's not the disks. I can't help much without the error messages, and even with them I might not be able to help...so,if you want to see if your hardware is ok, the mandrake website has a database of all hardware that has been successfully used under mandy. especially check your vid card, as that is most likely the cause of the static you complained of. if the card is not supported, you may need to buy a new one. if games are locking up you probably don't have enough vid RAM.

If it is supported then try installing again, but write down the errors. If you switch to one of the text consoles, it will have all the kernel messages during installation (sorry, don't remember off hand which one)
just try ctrl-alt-F[1-6] and it should be there. use shift-pageup to scroll up and shift-pagedown to, well, you get it. . .

these messages may be nonsense to you but can help a guru to troubleshoot your problems...

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Old 12-08-2002, 02:09 AM   #6
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it would help if you could list the error message.
 
Old 12-08-2002, 07:48 AM   #7
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Hi Again

I went ahead and installed mandrake 9 again and this is what it gave

There was an error installing packages!
X free 86-4.2.1-3mdk.i586
Go on anyway
[yes] [no]

I selected yes this was the only error on disk 1

Disk 2

There was an error installing packages!
Dhcpcd 1.3.22.pl1-3mdk.i586
Go on anyway
[yes] [no]

after the installation when it was initialing the boot portion
this is what it said

an error occurred
mkinitrd failed
it ask me where to put the boot loader
I try all of them but it does not work
These are the same errors it gave me before

To day I tried something new after going to the mainboard's website I saw a bios page
there was updates for my bios a risk task to do I know but nothing went wrong. in windows 98. (that is what I have now on my computer) However after installing linux I
saw more errors

mpage-2.5.2-1mdk.i586

foomatic-2.0-o.200209131
and some more


So I was wondering if you know where there is a bios file that I can install into my bios that it may work

I have a fr33VIA 1st mainboard:

Note: mandrake 8.1 installed fine when I installed it several days ago trying to update it with Mandrake 9
Did not try to install it today no need to at least I think so.
 
Old 12-09-2002, 08:54 AM   #8
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i had the same problem the first few times I installed Mandrake from ISO cd's. After about 3 tries it seemed to clear up.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 02:36 AM   #9
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Question helppppppppppp sos sos



greetings

I am having a problem with installing linux mandrake 9.0
I did install 8.1 on this computer and 9.0 on an older computer then this but 9.0 will not install on this computer here are the errors it gives me.

There was an error installing packages!
X free 86-4.2.1-3mdk.i586
Go on anyway
[yes] [no]

I selected yes this was the only error on disk 1

Disk 2

There was an error installing packages!
Dhcpcd 1.3.22.pl1-3mdk.i586
Go on anyway
[yes] [no]

after the installation when it was initialing the boot portion
this is what it said

an error occurred
mkinitrd failed
it ask me where to put the boot loader
I try all of them but it does not work

and some more


: I have a FR33 1st mainboard:
: bios in VIA44 i did try 48 it gave more problems
: 700 MHZ Pentium
: 256 of ram
: Graphics card is VIA Tech VT8601 Graphics Controller
: 40 GB hardrive
: Samtron 55E 1024 by 768 80 Hz

thank you for your time
fire wolf
 
Old 01-02-2003, 02:42 AM   #10
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http://www.windowsquestions.org/questions/history/37555

did you download the files. do a check sum like it says in the link.

hope i helped
AD
 
Old 01-02-2003, 02:48 AM   #11
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I'm not sure if this is availible in mandrake, but in redhat you can press alt-f2, alt-f3, etc. to see the error messages during install.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 02:57 AM   #12
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You need to check you disks for possible scratches or damaged media and the isos if you downloaded them for there md5 integrity.
 
Old 01-02-2003, 04:44 AM   #13
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must be a prob with ur media of installation.. try with another disk.. or even try getting a new copy of the iso image written
 
Old 01-02-2003, 07:49 AM   #14
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cleaning the cd due to fingerprints might help sometimes too
I had tonnes of issues with not readable RPM's on the install cd's
I found out the cd was dirty
 
Old 01-02-2003, 09:28 PM   #15
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Ok I checked the CD it also is newly burnt I used the program to check it after downloading this I did all and more. My question was do any of you know if there is a update, is my system not compatible, has anyone successfully installed md9.0 on a system like mine
Remember I did install the same program with the same CDs on a deferent computer and it worked but it does not work on mine

Fore the most part when it gives the errors I can continue but when it gives
An error occurred
mkinitrd failed

It ask where to put the boot loader it chows something about windows and mandrake I chose mandrake note I do not have windows installed on the computer at this time it is a blank HD this I have a problem no matter what I do it says the same thing note I only use what it gives in the drop box.
 
  


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