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Old 08-31-2002, 03:47 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake 8.2 on Toshiba Tecra 550CDT

I'm attempting to install Mandrake 8.2 on my Laptop (4G hard drive, 1 partition, 1 swap), but every time I attempt, I receive an error of some sort. I have no automatic package selector, and I can only install individual files via the flat view. The few times I've managed to get to 100% install (due to the error on Commercial Apps Disc 2, my system freezes) I receive an error message. I attempted text install, with minimal installation, but I received a message that nothing was selected. I managed to get an old Corel Linux OS from 2000 installed, but it is grainy, slow and not able to access any of my peripheral hardware, like CD-ROM, Sound Card, etc.

Should I give up on Mandrake, or can anyone tell me how to get it to install?
Old 09-01-2002, 09:25 PM   #2
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My guess would be your cd-rom drive can't read CDRs.

Or certain ones.

It happens.

You could get the boxed version. They're not CDRs, btw.

Or you could burn the iso's again using another proggy.
Old 09-02-2002, 05:34 PM   #3
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I am. I went out and spent the $100 on the Mandrake 8.2 Powerpack box.
I could get an old Debian based Corel Linux up and running, but I either can't get RPMs up and going, or DrakX isn't working properly on the Toshiba BIOS.


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