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Old 02-25-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question No hdlist error

No hdlist error during partitioning.
I am really stuck, and need an answer.
I am trying to install mandriva on an athlon1800. no matter what I do I am stuck at partitioning. I get the error no hdlist.
My setup is an athlon1800 with 3 hard drives. An 8 gig and tw0 4 gig drives plus the cdrom, on a Gigabyte board. ĺ gig of ram
I have xp on the first drive (8 gig) and the other two are up for grabs. XP takes 5+ gigs.
I wish to install linux on the free drives.
My other computer is running windows 2000 and I have an nt4srvr. I have current ghost images of every thing so I have no worry about blowing things up. I can just re-image.
I have even tried wipeing out all partitions on all drives and tiring to partition both auto and manually. Still get no hdlist. And thatís as far as I can go. So I have re-imaged with my current xp image.
At this time I cant go out and buy a bigger drive. Strapped for cash really bad or I would.
I would be very grateful for an answer. Thanks
Old 02-26-2006, 02:03 AM   #2
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Your installation media is probably corrupt or its not playing along nicely with your cd or dvd drive. Try burning another set of discs or a dvd at a low speed.
Old 02-26-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help. I had downloaded the ISO files several times from different sites. Different errors with each one. Downloaded again from the link provided on this site. I also made my cd a different way this time. I did not use a floppy boot image. Burned cd from ISO in my burner. Not sure which of those 2 was the problem but now I am dual booting both XP and Mandrake 10.1.
Now the real learning begins. Thanks for your help raddazz.
I am sure I will be posting more questions. Have been study the post on here a lot already.


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