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Old 10-07-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
mandy
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Unhappy Installing Mandrake Linux 10.1


I currently use Win ME and have just received my 3 cd's of Mandrake Linux 10.1.. I want to know how to install this software. When I put it in my CD it won't boot. Do I have to wipe out my Win ME first then start all over again? What am I doing wrong? I was under the impression that these disks were bootable....Please help...

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Old 10-07-2004, 08:29 PM   #2
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They are. (Well if it says)

You have to go into BIOS and change the boot sequence from "User Hard Drive" (or similar) to "CD-ROM".

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Last edited by alacritous; 10-07-2004 at 08:56 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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Changing Boot sequence

Nope, that doesn't work either.. I've been trying that all day.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 08:38 PM   #4
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What kind of equipment are you using? Also, are these downloaded or were they purchased? You can also try to boot with disk 2.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 08:47 PM   #5
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Loading CD's

I bought the CD's.... I'm using an HP 8180... upgraded ram 128. I've tried to boot with disk two and that doesn't work either. I go into the Bios and change the boot sequence then put in the disk... after that... it just sits there and does nothing. ooops, my mistake... a blue screen comes up with Label 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 but the first two you can't click on ... the rest take me to information found on the Mandrake Web site.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 08:27 AM   #6
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Just looked up specs on your machine. It should be ok. Can you try the boot disk in another computer? You may have a bad set of disks. All you have to do is boot with the disk. You can cancel before you actually make any changes.
 
  


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