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Old 02-03-2004, 01:45 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 Installation Problem

Hi there, I've just downloaded the mandrake 9.2 ISO Cd's and burn the images to CD. (checksums matched)

Now, when I boot up to start the installation, it just sort of hangs... so I checked the log and the kernel messages and I get:

* have to insmod ide-cd
* needs CD-ROM
* needs ide-cd

Kernel Messages
<4>hdd irq timeout:status=0x51 {DriveReady Seek Complete Error }
<6> hdd irq timeout = 0x60 LastFailedSense0x60
well just a whole list of irq timeouts.....

I'm guessing someones wrong with my cd drives? I tested both my DVD-RW and my CD-RW drives and both act the same. (LiteOn DVD-RW 4x, Acer 16x10x40)

I have those two CD drives on the same ide cable, and two hard drives on another cable, could this be it?

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
Old 02-03-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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something very similar to that happened to me when I was trying to install drake. I tried it with several different downloads and even more discs. Still no good. I would recomend trying another cdrom drive that you may have lying around, or just trying another distro, from what I hear Mandrake is just Red Hat Junior. I would recomend Fedora Core or Libranet if you are a newbie, or Gentoo if you feel confident to try some tougher stuff..... gentoo has excellent online documentation
Old 02-03-2004, 09:59 PM   #3
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ah ok, thanks for the tip, will do
Old 02-06-2004, 09:13 AM   #4
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Ah fixed the problem, Can't have two CD-ROM's on the same IDE channel.. heh
This also what stopped Lycoris from installing too.


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