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Old 09-18-2004, 03:43 AM   #1
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Mandrake install problems


I burned the disk images in windows, changed my boot order in bios but the install disk still wont boot. Any ideas?
 
Old 09-18-2004, 03:54 AM   #2
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have you finalized your cd's ? also don't at max speed. Some drives don't read unfinalized disks burned at 52X
 
Old 09-18-2004, 07:27 AM   #3
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allforcarrie; check this for guidance;http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX section 4.1 the Linux OS subsection
4.1.4 installation 4.1.6 boot loaders & booting the os & 4.2.1 configuration/installation. Please expand for complete detailed information!
 
Old 09-19-2004, 02:44 AM   #4
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i finalized the cd and did everything i could think of.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 06:15 AM   #5
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ok, for my latest delema:


Quote:
2. Make a boot floppy with Windows

If your computer cannot boot from the CDROM, you must make a
boot floppy under Windows as follows:

* insert the CDROM, then open the icon "My Computer", right click on
the CDROM drive icon and select "Open"
* go into the "dosutils" directory and double-click on the
"rawwritewin" icon
* insert a blank floppy in the floppy drive
* select "D:\images\cdrom.img" in the "Image File" field (assuming
that your CDROM drive is "D:", otherwise replace "D:" as needed)
* select "A:" in the "Floppy Drive" field then click on "Write".

To begin the installation:

* insert the CDROM in the drive, as well as the boot floppy, then
* restart the computer.
I did all that and got to the install screen when the wizard searched my cd drives to start installing it said that my mandrake disks arn't install disks, yes i was using disk 1.

 
Old 09-20-2004, 01:20 AM   #6
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allforcarrie; question? in bios menu , before bootup how are your drives prioritized to boot? check your bios menu
for what order drives bootup? C:, Floppy,
cdrom . or Floppy, C:, cdrom, maybe
Floppy, C:, cdrom. which ever way you can change (with care) to boot how you would want them to boot in order of your choice! just change with precise care, slowly, methodically step by step.
slow enough to take notes. that way avoiding mistakes to ease recover.
 
  


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