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Old 04-08-2004, 08:21 AM   #1
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Question Problems installing Mandrake 10 with GRUB

Hello all,

I have a dual-boot machine with Red Hat 9.0 and Win XP. I'd like to get rid of RH, but I want to test out some other distros first. I downloaded and burned the images for Mandrake 10 Community, and went to install them. I have my computer set to boot from CD ROM, and I put disc 1 in. When the computer starts up, it goes right into GRUB. If I go into XP, disc 1 pops up and asks if I want to install Linux. If I click it, it says it will reboot into Mandrake Setup. All it does is go back to GRUB. If I put my RH 9.0 disc in, upon boot it loads and asks if I want to repair Linux. How do I get the Mandrake CD to boot? Or optionally, can I boot using the RH disc, then drop to the boot: prompt and install Mandrake from there? Thanks!
Old 04-08-2004, 09:02 AM   #2
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If you have the iso images for Mandrake 10, you can do a hard drive install. I fought with a problem similar to your own, and found installing from the images the only way around it. It seems as though the community MDK10 has trouble with some CD drives.

You will need to make a Linux partition for at least MDK disk one, then make a boot floppy from the CD1 of MDK10. When it asks where you want to install from, point the install to the partition that contains you MDK10 iso.

Honestly, I finally gave up on it after trying it out for a while, and now use Fedora 1 and apt-get. The full scoop on that can be found here:

I know it is kind of a cop out, but MD10 really seems more trouble than it is worth at this point.

I hope this helps some...
Old 04-08-2004, 09:40 AM   #3
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I don't think it's just Mandrake that this is happening with. I was originally going to try to install SuSE via FTP, so I downloaded the boot.iso and burned that to a CD, and tried to boot. The same problem happened. I was able to drop down to the boot prompt from the RedHat CD and try to install SuSE via ftp, but it said that no image was found on the FTP location I typed in.


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