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Old 03-16-2004, 07:36 AM   #1
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probs with hd installlation mandrake

i`ve download mandrake on a windows partition (fat32). when i try to install from this isos i got an access error.
i`m not shure that i have the correct syntax.
i have my isos in c:\save\mandrake\...
when the installer ask me for the directory or iso image i try
then i thought i had to use c:/, but a choose hda5 (which is the c: partition).
pointing directly to the isos produce this error:
"could not uncompress second stage ramdisk.
this is probably an hardware error while reading the date. ..."
so i don`t know do i have the right path or do i have a bad iso file or bad hardware.
could somebody help me out?
and by the way it is possible to install mandrakemove? cause this works fine on my aspire 1312 laptop.
Old 03-16-2004, 08:06 AM   #2
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About Linux and filesystems:
Linux accesses filesystems by mounting them to folders. One needs to be mounted at '/'.To access any filesystem, you need to mount it to a folder. The installer puts a ramdisk at '/', so you don't need to worry about that. To access another filesystem, you need to mount it at a folder in the ramdisk. Then, when you look in the folder, you will see the contents of the ramdisk. Example:
*assuming you're using an installation floppy, want to access the isos from the hda5 partition*
mkdir /mnt/win_c here we make a folder called 'win_c' in the /mnt direrctory
mount /dev/hda5 /mnt/win_c -t vfat mount hda5 to win_c
cd /mnt/win_c plunge in
ls see what's inside
cd /mnt/win_c/save/mandrake go to the isos

Remember that Linux is case-sensitive. I am assuming you are using a floppy to access the isos on your hd. The various different distributions of Linux have different ways of installing from isos on an hd, so be sure to search the Mandrake web site on how to do it.

See this:
The 'fdisk -l' command lists partitions. I doubt 'C:' is hda5, Windows likes to be first, like hda1

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Old 03-16-2004, 08:40 AM   #3
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thx for your fast reply,
i`m using the boot.iso burning on cd and it gaves me different option:
choosing hd i can select the proper hd in my case its truly hd5, cause i`ve done cruel things to my windows.
i found that /save/mandrake/name_of_the_iso fits, but it seem that i have incorrupt iso, or that i`ve got a prob with my cdrom
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Use MD5Summer in Windows to verify the iso's.


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