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Old 04-29-2004, 02:11 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 CD not booting?

I recently downloaded all 3 ISOs from mandrake for this but for some reason it's not booting up off the cd. I've used both Knoppix and Windows XP recently on CD and they both worked, any ideas? I burned straight from the isos with no modification and at least according to the install notes everywhere on the first disk it should be bootable.. and yet it's not

Thanks for any help or ideas.

I figure for brevity I'll post another side issue I'm having. On the dell in this room Knoppix works great and actually gets everything working on the first go. Yet on my machine the sound doesn't work (even though it does detect and supposedly run the audigy with the emu10k1 driver). Of course I imagine there is little one can do with Knoppix running off CD but if there are any ideas on that as well, or even just some kind of advice on what I'd need to do to get that working on standard linux that would be great. As it is I realized I'm pretty much completely clueless on installing hardware in linux. There is no "add new hardware" as there is in windows, and autodetection seems good, but it's never perfect.. so anyway, thanks for any help on this "side note" also.

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Old 04-29-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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Did you burn the CD's with the burner knowing they were ISO's so it could open them and burn properly? What do you see when you browse CD 1? Many files or the ISO image?
Old 04-29-2004, 02:32 AM   #3
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This happened to me too. You need to boot off CD2 and then insert CD1 when prompted. That should hopefully sort it out.

Hope that helps

Old 04-29-2004, 03:12 AM   #4
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Best bet would be burning all three again using nero, just tell it to look for the iso and sit back and watch. Make sure you are trying to boot from cd when you first start up your computer and as above use cd 2instead of cd 1.

Hope you get it sorted
Old 04-29-2004, 03:37 AM   #5
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BTW - on the sound issue I had a similar issue. The way I sorted it (eventually) was -
1 - log in as norrmal to KDE
2 - Start a console
3 - su to root
4 - Run alsaconf
5 - After this your sound should work but may not survive after reboot
6 - Select Configuration -> KDE -> Sound -> Mixer from the KDE 'Start' type menu
7 - Select Store / Save on the menu that appears.

That's worked for me for now. Hope it works for you.

For some reason Mandrake was setting the DAC level to 0 instead of 100.


Old 04-29-2004, 02:52 PM   #6
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I noticed that mandrake is setting sound to 0 yes, and I changed that.. I also attempted to go through the troubleshooting steps and couldn't get some of them to work.....

Thanks for the help about the second cd being the real bootable one

Oh, also I noticed this mandrake version doesn't come with xmms and I've tried to install it but heh.. package dependencies are a pain as usual... I've went through several things on that and there seems to be always more.. is there anyway to just fetch everything one needs in one location where there isn't a bunch of extra crap that makes it extremely confusing?


Another addition: Anyone know how to effectively use dual monitors.. how to stretch the desktop to encompass them both that is?

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