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Old 03-03-2001, 02:56 PM   #1
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I have a big problem...
as they said in their help file, I went to dos and I've executed the command autoboot.bat (with cd-rom support)
this bat file contains this text:

@echo off
rem Without parameter, autoboot starts a standard installation using loadlin
rem For lnx4win, start as: autoboot lnx4win
rem WARNING: this doesn't work with Windows NT, ME or 2000. For these systems,
rem you must boot from the CDROM or from a boot diskette.
md c:\mandrake > nul
copy \dosutils\autoboot\mdkinst\*.* c:\mandrake
copy \boot\*.* c:\mandrake
cd \mandrake
rundos cdrom.bat %1 > rundos.log
find /c /i "windows" rundos.log
if errorlevel 1 goto end
cdrom.bat %1

he does all these things, but look at the last lines in. as far as I can tell, he searches that rundos.log (wich he created in c:\mandrake and wich contains following text: This program must be run under Microsoft Windows.) for the word windows. Since that word IS located in that file, errorlevel is set to 1 and he ends it, so I get this text: bad command or filename

now WHY does he put's the text "this program must be....." in that file?
do you have any idea how I can solve this?
I did everything the help file said, and according to them, the installation program would've start to run then. Offcourse not with me
Old 03-04-2001, 03:02 PM   #2
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I suggest booting from floppy or directly from the CD.
For floppy boot you will need to make a boot-floppy with rawrite.exe usually found in dosutil folder.
The image to write to floppy usually reside in a folder called image or images.
Old 03-04-2001, 03:43 PM   #3
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actually I tried thatone a few hours ago and it worked, but thx for the advice anyway!



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