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Old 05-20-2004, 10:30 AM   #1
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Mandrake Help PLease

Hi every one i am new to linux and i really need some help i have downloaded mandrake 10 and i tryed installing it but no luck.

i backed up the cd 2 and 3 on cd and tryed installing it but it wont work

when it askes for the sencond cd i but cd 2 in and it says it donsnt recoginse it as Mandrake software

i would really apriciate ur help Thanks in Advacne
Old 05-20-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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Have you run an MD5SUM check on each iso you downloaded? If you have and each one passes, try re-burning each iso that doesn't work at a lower speed.
Old 05-20-2004, 11:03 AM   #3
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carlywarly thanks for ur reply but as i said i am a complete newbie i dont now what MD5SUM is

is it possible to install linux using a floo

Thanks in advance
Old 05-20-2004, 07:17 PM   #4
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MD5SUM is a checksum - it verifies that the file you have on your harddrive is the same as the one on the Internet. The ftp site that you got the Mandrake ISO files from should also contain a very small text file called MD5SUMS.TXT (or something similar) that contains the checksums. What you'd need to do is compare the checksums generated on your machine with those in the text file. I am guessing you run Windows, in which case head on over to and get a Windows checksum app.

As for the burning of the ISOs - a general rule: burn slower, get better results. And make sure you're burning the ISO files as images, and not just dumping the file onto the disc. Since you can boot from the first CD, I guess you know how to do this already.

Anyhow, you don't actually need the other CDs, they just help (lots). If you still have problems, then just select "cancel" when prompted for the 2nd disc, and continue with the install. Later on you can install packages from the other CDs easily enough.


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