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Old 01-25-2002, 07:58 PM   #1
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mandrake 7.1 installation problems

I am having difficulty in setting up mandrake 7.1 and as a green newbie I am unsure of where to start. The initial installation appears succesful until the reboot, when the machine displays a stage 1 message and locks out. It is at this point that the hdd light shuts off but the fdd light remains lit, yet the drive is empty. Any assistance will be greatly rec'd
Old 02-12-2002, 08:40 AM   #2
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hopefully its not a lin4win distro... i tried one of those before and always got kernel panic messages....

one of the things i noticed wrong with them before was the older partition manager for mandrake was very weak and had a tough time setting ext2 partitions on top of old fat32 and 16's ... you should try the newer 8.1 or 8.2(beta) they practically install themselves (though that could present a problem in itself...)


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