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Old 01-25-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Windows 95, Lycoris desktopLX
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Problems installing Mandrake9

I am a Windows95 user attempting to install Mandrake9 into a partition. Install tends to "abort" at Printer options - once it froze, another time it simply stopped installing the print packages, and another time it told me a long message about exiting "received signal 9". So I bypassed printer thinking I could do it later.
Now I can't get past "bootloader". It says "Glib - Warning no such user. " and terminates and I have to start all over again. Prior to this it tells me "Installation of bootloader failed. Following error occurred: Fatal: Partition not found."
I am installing of CD which an experienced user burned for me.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Old 01-25-2003, 02:24 PM   #2
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try to install from original cd's

your install problems sounded strange to me until I read:
>I am installing of CD which an experienced user burned for me.

Well, I would call myself an experienced user but I would never be able to burn a linux distribtion myself.

Try to find out if you've got an original mandrake cd, if not try to get one.

If you have the original CD, try to do a memory test (Disable quick power on self test in BIOS), to see if your memory ist alright. When a Linux system crashes frequently when doing differnt things, it's often the hardware.

Hope it helps,


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