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Old 08-11-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Debian-Etch
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ram disk problem with loading Mandrake (stage 2)

Hi! I am trying to load Mandrake Linux 10.0 on a machine and I get the following error in the log:
*trying to load /tmp/image/Mandrake/base/mdkinst_stage2.bz2 as a ramdisk
*mounting /dev/ram3 on /tmp/stage2 as type ext2
*stage1: disconnecting life support systems.

I had tryed loading Lunix before and got farther than this (up to disk 3) but it had a lot of errors along the way and crashed, so I reformatted and started again with a new hard drive. The error occurs when it loads to system memory. Here are the machine's stats:
Pentium 2 300 Mhz (66Mhz Bus Version)
128 RAM
4G hard drive
ATI 3D Rage Pro 8mb video card
monitor is a Gateway 2000 Crystal scan
a plain PS/2 microsoft mouse
Creative Labs Soundblaster sound card

Hmm... I think that's all. Please help! Thank you for all who can help me!!! :-)
Old 08-11-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
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Nevermind! I found the problem. I had a western digiatal hd that was BAD and a slow slow cdrom. I changed those out and it worked. Thought I'd post this just in case anyone else has this problem.


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