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Old 07-20-2003, 07:00 AM   #1
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Mandrake Linux-Install error-language select


Every time I try to install mandrake 9.1, while choosing language I get an error :
"An error ocured
kaymap iotl failed (0 1 6912): Invalid argument. "

Please help
 
Old 07-20-2003, 07:49 AM   #2
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Did you download the cds? If so did you checksum them before and after burning?

Do you have a normal qwerty keyboard?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 07:53 AM   #3
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Hmmm I didn't checksum...
Yes, it's a normal qwerty
 
Old 07-20-2003, 07:58 AM   #4
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Well if the problem happens every time, I suggest checksumming. You already have the tool required with Slackware.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:03 AM   #5
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please tell me how :]
come on, everyone was a newbie, don't laugh
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:07 AM   #6
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Quote:
1. Make sure you are in the directory in which you saved the downloaded iso image.

2. At a command prompt, enter the command (where filename is the name of the iso file): md5sum filename
The calculation may take several minutes. When it's done, you should see the md5 signature (a 32-digit sequence of numbers and letters) of the iso image you downloaded.

3. Compare this with the signature of the file on the server. If they are the same, you can be sure that the image on your computer is uncorrupted. If they differ, the image is corrupted and you will have to download it again.
To check after burning, you simply rip an iso of the cd and check again.

I've never had to do this coz I'm stuck with a 56k modem.

Remember man command for more info on how to use it.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:19 AM   #7
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The checksum is the same
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:28 AM   #8
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Did you burn the cds quite fast? Maybe check the after-burning disk too?

Which language choice causes this error then?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:32 AM   #9
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I'll burn it again @ 16 (not @ 48 like i did :] )
and i'll see if that will help.
I tried every language. Inc. English, Polish and German.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:35 AM   #10
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Every language? Then I'd be thinking the cds are naff
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:52 AM   #11
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not every one 5 or so.
Anyway the slow-burned cd didn't help.
oh i forgot to say that it's a ppc version (does that matter) ?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:56 AM   #12
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of course i'm trying to install it on a ppc (iMac)
 
Old 07-20-2003, 01:14 PM   #13
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Unhappy

Ok, erm... you got the ppc cds right? Is the keyboard old or had any problems before? Do any keys light up during install/is it responsive?
Is ' kaymap iotl failed' polish? What's an english translation?
Have you tried using a Mdk mailing list or some other way of contacting the staff or makers of the cooker development releases?

Btw, some very good help for reading and writing cds.

Last edited by Proud; 07-20-2003 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:20 AM   #14
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'keymap iotl failed' -> it's not in polish
I'm just gonna have to buy myself a cheap pc and make a slackware server on it.
Thank you for help
 
Old 07-21-2003, 02:46 PM   #15
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It's ioctl, I googled that error, and got a Mandrake message.
Try carrying on with the install, and then switch keymaps.
 
  


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