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Old 12-09-2003, 01:34 AM   #1
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Angry No GUI

Ok I am new to Linux, Now I just installed Linux Mandrake 9.2.
I got a error while installing the software package took place when it was installing the GNOME told me
error installing libwnck-
and then an option to continue or not...I said no...and I tried to choose different graphical package this time...(selected KDE and others)
still it gave me same error...
now I choose and told them to continue the install prosses...
it gave me bunch or file name....(like 20) will error..and all were in the GNOME install process....but i went one with continue.
And then I installed linux mandrake.

Now when I restarted my computer i went to linux but no GUI env.
and I wanted to install an OS with what shall do...

How can i install the error free GUI package...or basically how can i run KDE or somthing similar on my Mandrake.

thanks in advance.
Old 12-09-2003, 03:41 AM   #2
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when you get errors during the file copy process, it's USUALLY due to a corrupt cd (incorrectly burned)...


did you do an md5sum on the iso before you burned it? or are you using a boxed version of mandrake?
Old 12-09-2003, 09:45 AM   #3
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No, can you tell me how to test the ISO image file with the md5sum file. Also do you know were it's best to download the ISO images without any corrupted file.
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When you download an ISO (other files too), the site you d/l from will usually list an md5 sum with the file too. If you look at the md5 file, it's a very long alpha-numeric string that looks kinda like this:


What you want to do is check that the md5 of the file you d/l matches the one listed on the site where you got it. In Linux this is very easy. You just type at a console md5sum filename (in your case the ISO) and it will spit out the string for the file. In Windows you can download a little program from and check it that way.

This all may seem like a relatively small and pointless step, but when you're spending the time downloading a 600-700 MB file (or two or three of them) and burning to CD, it's a pain in the butt to end up with three useless coasters due to corrupted ISOs.

Hope that helps. Good luck.
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yes..i just tried...i downloaded the md5sum program...and run
md5sums <filename> on windows cmd
now it said that i can't open the file..thus I guess the file might be can you tell me were i can download a reliable version of Mandrake 9.2 or is their anything i need to take care after downloading...
(I am curently downloading the ISO file from the a binary format.)
- so I assume...
1) after downloading the ISO image
2) I run it thru the md5sum pgm.
3) compare the numbers...
4.1) If matches...burn it on CD
4.2) If don't match then what ????????
5) And install....

also can anyone one tell me why the image get corrupt..cause many people download the same file for same source....but one gets corrupt or other won;t....why is that...

-- thanks for you helps...
Old 12-09-2003, 02:32 PM   #6
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if the numbers don't match, then you should delete the file and try again... only when the md5 values match exactly can you be sure that the mage on your disk is EXACTLY THE SAME as the image on the server...

there are TOO MANY reasons why a download can go corrupt... usually it's because of problems with the connection between you and the server, but there could be hundreds of other reasons... keep in mind that getting a corrupt iso doesn't necessarily mean the server you got it from sucks... =)

having said that, here's a link to the mandrake 9.2 iso images right from linus torvald's server:

and here's another md5 link:

good luck!


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