Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-19-2004, 03:28 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2004
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mandrake Linux 10.1 problem

I've partitioned my drive, and have Windows XP on one partition and I don't know how to install mandrake, i've set my BIOS to boot from CD.

Error1312 told me to:

Simply insert the first mandrake disc into your cdrom station and reboot your computer. If you get some text in DOS-like environment and the last line is : 'boot:', then simply press enter. You should get a graphical interface now which will guide you through the setup. Be carefull at the partioning part though.

I've done this but, it just goes staight to windows XP
Old 12-19-2004, 03:55 PM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2003
Distribution: mandrake 9.1
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
a few questionz

when you say that you have set your bios to boot from the cd what exactly did you do ?
Is the cd before the hd in the boot sequence or after?
The correct way to do this is first boot from cd after boot hd.
Does the cd start spinning when you try to boot ?
if yes do you see anything different when you have the cd in than when you have it out of the drive or is it the same in both cases?
Do you get any error messages?
Does your computer try to boot the cd and then reboot and go on windows or what exactly is happening?
try to be more specific plz


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with Mandrake Linux 10.1 6u4nYu Linux - General 5 12-13-2004 09:27 AM
Language problem in Mandrake Linux 10.0 wlaw Linux - Software 2 10-16-2004 12:46 PM
linux-wlan-ng on Mandrake 9.2 problem kichuraj Linux - Wireless Networking 2 01-26-2004 12:23 AM
Mandrake Linux 9.0 Login problem JIV Linux - Newbie 2 03-19-2003 09:54 AM
Linux Mandrake ConfigureX Problem Tuzinor Linux - Software 1 10-07-2001 05:30 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration