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Old 09-13-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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problem installing madrake 9.2

I am a windows user and i tried to install Linux. I have already a partition waiting for the linux (with ext2 file system 40GB and 1GB for linux swap) and a boot manager is also installed.
I am using an AMD 3000+ 64bit processor and i tried to install the mandrake 9.2 linux.

The installation begins without asking anything about the hard disk partition. Then, I am choosing language and after that the mouse seems to be installed properly. The problem begins when the driver for the disk/SCSI device is going to be installed (I don't have a SCSI device). A failure occurs no matter what driver I choose. The installation cannot be continued no matter what I do.

Can you help me about this problem?
Or can you suggest other versions of Linux (for AMD 64) that I can use and from where I can download them?
Singes I am new in Linux I would prefer versions that are easy to install.
Old 09-13-2005, 07:30 AM   #2
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You should try the newest mandriva (2005LE). You can download the ISO:s from here:

Look for x86_64 images. That refers to 64-bit version.
Old 09-13-2005, 04:21 PM   #3
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follow what wanderingmind says.

I wasn't aware that 9.2 ever came in a 64bit flavour.

The scsi driver it's on about, is probably something to do with 9.2 seeing that you have a CDRW device. It used to have to emulate SCSI for the read/write functions for CDRW's (doesn't need to do that anymore AFAIK).

What ever you end up doing, you're gonna need the 64bit version, cos the other one probably won't "play"!
Old 09-14-2005, 03:57 AM   #4
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Thank you both for the information.

I didn't know either about the compatibility of Mandrake 9.2 with AMD 64, but from the ftp that I download it I saw the next files:


It was logical then to assume the compatibility.
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Hmmm looking at those
I would have thought so too

but as has already been stated
get Mandriva 2005 for 64

having said that
Suse also have a 64 bit distro
which has good reviews
and is reasonably easy to set up

sometimes a particular distro will present issues with hardware
that don't seem to affect other distros
and I've heard of Mandriva working
where Suse wont - and vice-versa



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