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Old 06-16-2003, 11:33 AM   #1
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Can Not Install!!!!

For the past week i have tried and tried again to install mandrake ..firstt was 9.0, but my friend burnt the iso wrong so i did not get to install it, and than i decided to get 9.1, and buned the iso images and everything, and now when i boot it actually works and the installation screen comes up, i choose the option to standard install my pressing enter, but it just reastarts my comp agaiN!!

Any ideas what could be wrong in this scenario??

I have a P3 550 mhz
256mb ram\
I have windows 2000 running on it right now, and want to install linux with a partition of 10 gigs...out of the 40 that i have,

Also...i herd you can partiton during the installation, is this right??
Is it difficult, any tips??

Any help wuld be appreciated, as you can see i am in desperate mode right now...bottom desperation break down!

Old 06-16-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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I pressed f1 for other options and tried pressing linux to boot with "normal resolution" that did not work...i than choose expert installation since i would want to partition...etc...and that still didnt work...says boot failed..

I do not what the heck is going on...any suggestions whatsoever?
Old 06-16-2003, 11:57 AM   #3
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Okay now what idid was inserted cd 2 and rebooted to see what happens and this black screen came up asking some questions of proceeding, and asked me for a location od SCSI driver...i just pressed cdrom and pressed enter...since i really do not know where it is located...anyway than it said the correct installation cd was not booted so i reenter the cd 1 and finally it says that i have a something called a kernal bug...and than it said

error in exec of stage2
the fatal error is
FATAL ERROR stage1 I/O error

I can not recover
you may reboot now!


ANY CLUES WOULD BE APPRECIATED>....if this is a kernal prob where can i get the solution..and please remeber i do not have a floppy is there an other way...can someone help out step by step pleaseeeeeeee???

thank you all for being so helpful!
i think this is major bad luck!


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