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Old 02-01-2003, 02:08 AM   #1
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Unhappy Install Woes

You've probably heard this problem a thousand times, but I am really desperate for an answer. This is my first time installing linux, I'm using Mandrake 9.0. And when I boot up and try to install it comes up with this, "Could not uncompress second stage ramdisk blablablablabla........". I don't think it's my media, because I've tried downloading 2 different isos already. Well anyways, if anybody knows how to fix this, reply soon please.
Thanks in advance.
Old 02-01-2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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Fist of all, give the exact specs of your machine, i.e. mobo, amount of ram, ect.
Second, you decribe your problem to vaguely. Does this happen when you boot of the mandrake cd's , or after you installed it and boot up for the fist time?
Don't want to cause panic or somthing, but this could be an hardware fault. Check if your ram is okey. You can do this by downloading "memtest" . You can download it here


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