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Old 09-19-2003, 07:59 AM   #1
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Mandrake: X86 / 9.0 (Dolphin) / Installation

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i am tryig to install on my new HDD (model: Baracuda -7200rpm). out of 39GB, i allocated 9GB for Linux and rest with WIN-FAT32 partition. I have 700MHz AMD CPU, 392MB RAM.

On booting with Mandrake9.0, i selected Expert mode, went to partition option and selected Auto Allocation. the system created
/Swap - 643,
/Root - 5GB, and balance
/Home. - 3.8GB
/Boot - 200MB

I manually resized Home to allocate 200MB for Boot partition. all partitions are on ext3.

The system goes ahead and allows me to select all packages to install. I selected many many....

Then the screen goes blue without any message - if it is installing or not, God knows. 1 hour past, nothing happened.

I rebooted an tried again installing programs after partitioning, this time it came out with an ERROR - Missing Base system package
"ERROR - Mising Base system package" after i selected all programs to install and clicked 'Done'.

Then i tried to install REDHAT 7.1
It checks partition information, then tries to format all partitions created as above. Then it says "Transfering Image to HDD"

At this point, after nearly 75-80% done, it comes out with an "ERROR - insufficient Disk space / or Hard disk is full" ( i don't remember exact error message but it was something like this)

Old 09-20-2003, 01:38 AM   #2
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After your install fails on either distribution then you can use the install CD to diagnose what is wrong. Boot the install CD and chose rescue mode. Then check your partitions to see which one is filling up. For example, if / is on /dev/hda3 then:
mkdir /test1
mount -t ext2 /dev/hda3 /test1
du -s -h /test1

This should tell you how much space is actually used on hda3.

Similarly you can check space usage on /home and /boot.


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