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Old 03-29-2003, 02:30 AM   #1
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problems with cdrom and mandrake

I have been trying to get mandrake 9.1 installed on my dual pentium pro system however i am having a strange problem with the cdrom.

When i boot to the cdrom using a newer 32x cdrom drive (that is a known good drive), it will boot to the 9.1 cd without a problem, but after the inital loading (the main screen), it then sit there trying to find the cdrom. it won't load any of the files and then gives up the ghoast.

Now when i used an old 8 speed drive, it starts to load and gets a little father but then just crazshes. I then tried it with a different old 8x drive and for some reason, i was able to get though the entire install process and 9.1 works great now.

but i am still confused and concerned as to why i can't use the newer drive as an install drive for my system?

any clues anyone?
Old 03-29-2003, 11:14 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
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Hi I wonder it this is also my problem ? I can not install MD 9.1 Bamboo at all it loads and starts OK but when it get to the ( about 10 Min into the installation , still CD1 ) " Installing KDE Enviornment Core Files " it stops and just sits there, I have tried to re-download the ISO and make new CD, stil the same, I have also tried to change the Mother board & CPU, stil the same, I wonder if it can be the NIVIDA GFORCE 64MB or the Maxtor 40GB Hard Disk ?


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