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Old 05-22-2003, 01:27 AM   #1
ckone
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mandrake install not working


well this is the second time I've tryed to install Mandrake 9.1

First I tryed with just the disk downloaded it from Linuxiso.org.

Second tryed to use a boot floppy but everytime it tells me this is not a Mandrake image try other cd rom.

Would someone explain were to find a free iso image of Mandrake I can download.

Know this is a xp 2000 amd processor with 128 mb of memory.

Have no problem with the system but it really doesn't like me to much....


Also this is a i586 image of Mandrake 9.1.

I have a cable connection it took just about 1 hour and 1/2 to download.

But I was told once the images from Linuxiso.org don't work.

I only downloaded disk 1 which stand standard installation...but no luck pls help me....

New to Mandrake 9.1.......
 
Old 05-22-2003, 01:41 AM   #2
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open the cdrom in windows and see what it contains, maybe you burned it wrong or it's unreadable.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 02:02 AM   #3
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well I can run the disk from windows but I dont know much about Mandrake to tell you what files I might be missing in order to fix or resolve the problem.

Second off the autorun is as follows

[autorun]
open=dosutils\autorun.exe
icon=dosutils\autorun.ico

But I would like some insight.......


I unzipped the file and the wrote it to disk using Nero....

I selected cdrom ISO image to burn at a rate of 8x speed....

The burn process was a success.

Is this the correct format to burn this cd-rom

dont tell me i have to name the disk a certian name in order to run


well goodnight
 
Old 05-22-2003, 02:16 AM   #4
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Go to Mandrake Linux download page here:

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/ftp.php3

Clicking on one of the 'now' buttons, as appropriate, will take you to the list of iso download mirrors.

A few tips on installing Mandrake 9.1:

Firstly, make sure Plug N Play OS is set to 'No' in the BIOS. This is necessary for the BIOS to correctly identify all the hardware for Linux.

Secondly, make sure the ACPI (Power Management) is disabled in the BIOS.

Thirdly, if your motherboard has on-board graphics which shares system RAM, you may have to tell Mandrake's installation routine how much RAM it has to play with after the graphics RAM is allocated. For example, if graphics RAM is set at 64MB (this setting would be in the BIOS) and your total RAM is 256MB, you press F1 at the start of the installation routine and enter:

linux mem=192M

If the installer hasn't detected the graphics RAM correctly, then this step should prevent any memory violations.

Finally, near the end of the installation procedure when the Bootloader options are being put in, make sure 'Enable ACPI' is unchecked, and that 'Force noapic' IS checked.

These will save you a lot of grief if you haven't seen them before.

Hope this is useful,

Geoff.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 02:32 AM   #5
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I just spotted your previous post. It seems that with the burning procedure you used the CD should be OK. At least, look for other problems first. The Mandrake 9.1 CD1 is a bootable CD; if you put it in the machine then re-start, it should boot straight away into the Mandrake install routine. Make sure your CD-ROM is set to appear before the hard disk in the BIOS boot sequence.

And no, you don't have to give the CD a name, the iso format handles all that.

Geoff.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 10:53 AM   #6
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You burnt the image right? I unfortunatley had a similar problem when I used winrar to extract the files on the image and then burned them on a data cd.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 12:53 PM   #7
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If your system supports booting from cdrom and this cd will not boot then something's wrong with it.
 
Old 05-22-2003, 07:21 PM   #8
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David,

We don't know if the CD-ROM doesn't boot, ckone hasn't given us enough info to know exactly what's going wrong.

C'mon ckone, tell us exactly what is going wrong when you put the CD in and re-start your computer. Then we might be able to provide better help.

Have you prepared your BIOS as I suggested?

Geoff.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 10:05 PM   #9
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I'm having the same problem here, thought I'd give all the information I could find on my share of it.

I've tried with both Mandrake 9.0 and 9.2, both burned directly from ISO images. I know I've done it right because I've booted both sets successfully on another computer (a PIII 450, CD booting from a Plextor CD-RW PX-W1610A).

I've tried with two different i586s (one 133 Mhz and one 200 Mhz), two different motherboards. I've had to use the same CD-ROM (ATAPI, Creative 24x, identified as a CD-2422E during mandrake install) drive on both machines because it's the only one I've got to spare, so I'm not sure yet if it's the culprit.

However, neither will boot the CD, and when trying to bypass the problem with a boot floppy, I'm either told there's no CD to be found, or it's not a Mandrake install CD. Hitting Alt+F3 to look at the console messages displays this:

"
looking for DAC960
mounting /dev/hdd on /tmp/image as iso9660
had to insmod iso9660
insmod iso9660 success
mount failed: not a directory
"

and (Alt+F4) kernel messages:

"
<4> mounted root (ext2 filesystem)
<4> HDD: attached IDE CD-ROM driver
<4> HDD: ATAPI 20X CD-ROM DRIVE, 0 kb cache DM1
<6> UNIFORM CD-ROM DRIVER rev 3.12
<6> end_request: IO error, cmd0 dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 148
<4> unable to read i-node block
<6> end_request: IO error, cmd0 dev 16:40 (hdd), sector 148
<4> unable to read i-node block
"

On one of the two computers on which I tried in vain, I could use the old Mandrake 8.2 CD normally, even boot and install from it. The problem is entirely with the newer CDs

I hope this is of use to someone who knows how to fix it, I'm dying without a system here
 
Old 09-10-2003, 01:02 AM   #10
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I have done this before with Easy CD Creator.

Select one of the boot floppy images that boots on your system. Use that image as a boot image when you create the cd.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 07:44 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tip, Dave.

I thought I'd tell of my progress here.

I changed the CD-ROM drive in the 200 Mhz pentium. Now it still won't boot anything (note: I did NOT burn a new CD according to Dave's tip, I'm still using the same 9.2rc2 CD burned from an iso image), but when using the boot floppy made from cdrom.img the install program will now successfully identify and use the Mandrake install CD.

So, judging from this, it seems the problem I had and the problem described in the first posting is due to two things. Firstly, the CD won't boot because the system can't handle it (heck if I know which part is to blame). Secondly, when booting from the cdrom.img floppy the install CD can't be found because of some incompatibility of the CD with the CD-ROM drive.
Like I mentioned in my previous post, I'm using a Creative 24X CD-ROM. I would be insterested in knowing what sort of CD drives others with the same problems are using.

Moral: Do as Dave said, change CD-ROM drives like I did or put up a local FTP and do a network install.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:56 PM   #12
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I used nero too to burn the image first but I DIDN'T EXTRACT THE FILES FIRST. When I did that the first time, It said the disk was not bootable (the same message you are getting.) I downloaded the ISO image from one of the mirror websites. Try this.......burn with nero the same way you burned the first disks but don't extract the files first. That is what made my disks unbootable. When I didn't extract first, everything went smooth..........
Hope that helps......
RANDON
 
  


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