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Old 12-28-2002, 07:52 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.0 Installing problem


I'm trying to install Mandrake 9.0 to my computer, but when it is supposed to detect partitions it just stops. I have made a partition for linux and a swap. Anyone know what this is
 
Old 12-28-2002, 08:12 AM   #2
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If you have not previously installed Linux on your pc, I would say the best bet is to get shot of both partitions (leaving one empty partition) and let Mandrake detect and create it's own partitions in the space. The partitioning tool in Mdk does a good job on it's own.
 
Old 12-28-2002, 08:53 AM   #3
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I tried this but the same problem occurs.
 
Old 12-28-2002, 11:34 AM   #4
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Here's a picture to get you to understand the problem better.

http://home.online.no/~jo-ins/PICT0166.JPG

help a
 
Old 12-28-2002, 01:39 PM   #5
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How did you create the partitions? Mandrake normally creates 3: / , /swap and /home (I think). What size did you set for each of them?
 
Old 12-28-2002, 02:02 PM   #6
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What is on your second hard drive? It seems to hang up after detecting the second partition.
 
Old 12-28-2002, 02:50 PM   #7
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Windows XP on my second drive. I was thinking about dual booting between them.

I created the partitions with PartitionMagic
Ext2: 2.5 Gb
Swap: 70 Mb
 
Old 12-28-2002, 03:18 PM   #8
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Delete the ext2 and swap partitions, leaving one partition. Install Mandrake. When it gets to the partitioning section let it auto create the partitions itself. You should then be able to continue.
 
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Lightbulb try this

type exper noauto after pressing F1 in the first bootscreen


Good luck
 
  


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