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Old 02-04-2004, 06:52 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 Installation Problems

Hi folks.

I brought Mandrake 9.2 off a magazine disk the otherday and tried to install it, my specs are;

OS: XP pro /w SP1
Mainboard: Spacewalker Mainboard AK11
Processor: AMD Athlon 1.4ghz
RAM: 256mb PC2100 DDR
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce2 MX400
40GB Drive 2 partitions and linux partition. linux 5GB & linux swap 300MB

It was doing well until It asked if I wanted "IceWM" Widnow manager I belive to be installed also. I checked it's bot and then an error came up in instalation that said; "An error occured TMDNS RPM could not be located."

So I rebooted and tried the update then it rebuilt the rmp package and I configured X ect, then it was finished I reboot and I got the login window, I tpyed my user and pass "login failed" I even tried root and pass that failed also. I tried a clean install...that error came up again so I did the upgrade after a reboot. It finished rebooted into a black screen with a command prommt sort of picture; Mandrake 9.2, login local host - ( No login window or desktop ) I again couldn't log in.

Has anyone got any ideas on this?


Old 02-04-2004, 09:20 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have a corrupt install disk. I bought mine off e-bay and kept getting errors on the install. When I complained to the seller, he sent me a new disk and all went well.


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