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mred 12-01-2009 10:46 PM

mandriva 2010 free problem
Hi all

I downloaded mandriva 2010 free yesterday then burnt the image to cd all fine, i then put the disk into my pc seemed to be working fine clicked install mandriva 2010 it then said it was checking usb devices then an error came up fatal error finishing initialization. I thought it may have been the download so i did md5sum check and it says codes dont mach. So i downloaded it again this time from this site but it still comes up with the same error and the md5sum was wrong again.

my pc is: intel p4 2.8ghz 2gb ram ati radeon 9550

this is what the log says:

* opening /proc/splash failed
* short write (Bad address)
* third party: using modules location /tmp/image
* fopen(stage.c:355) failed: No such file or directory
* unsetting automatic
* exiting bootsplash
* opening /proc/splash failed

Iam new to linux and have tried to figure this out but have no clue how to proceed any help would be much appriciated.

Thanks mred

~sHyLoCk~ 12-01-2009 10:48 PM

If your md5sum is not matching then it is a fake/corrupt ISO. Where re you downloading it from? Always download from the Mandriva website!

mred 12-01-2009 10:52 PM

The first time i downloaded it i got it from the mandriva site the second time i got it here

~sHyLoCk~ 12-01-2009 11:13 PM

Do you still have the image [ISO file] ? If so then try to install it in virtualbox or vmware and see if it's working. If it does, then the problem could be with your DVD.

Wifi-Fanatux 12-02-2009 02:43 AM

Download Manager
You may have had your internet connection dropped during the download, and the file may not be complete. I noticed you are running windows. Are you using a download manager or a browser? When I downloaded isos in windows, I always used the Opera browser to download, because it was useful when my connection was interrupted, and needed to resume the download. The download manager in Opera also verifies the size of the iso file to the bite, so you can determine if the entire file was downloaded.

mred 12-02-2009 08:13 PM

I used internet explorer to download it but have installed opera and when i went to download it using opera the exact same iso is now 4.3gb. The first time i downloaded it using internet explorer it was only 268mb is this right?

I will have to try virtualbox. Thanks

Wifi-Fanatux 12-03-2009 12:30 AM

Mandriva Free
Yes, the Mandriva Free edition is a DVD iso. It does NOT include the proprietary software.....But, you have the option with this version to install ANY desktop environment (I use XFCE). If you download the CD versions, they either come as KDE4 desktop or the Gnome desktop. But of course the live CDs (yes they are installable) have the proprietary software such as flash player, codecs for video and audio playback. To install the proprietary software in the 'Free' version, just enable these repositories: Main, Main Updates, Contrib, Contrib Updates, Non-free, Non-free Updates, PLF Free, PLF Non-free

mred 12-03-2009 08:57 AM

Thanks for your help dude but i think internet explorer stuffed the downloads i used opera to download ubuntu 9.10 and it runs fine.

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